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Can I print straight to my printer

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Smurfette, Mar 28, 2012.

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    Hi Guys just wanted to find out if you can print from your iPad straight to a printer.
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    If it is AirPrint compatible then yes. Most HP Printers are and many other manufacturers are introducing them.
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    If you install a program called "FingerPrint" on your home PC or Mac (google it). This program allows you to print to any printer that is connected to that PC or Mac as long as you are on the same network. The program is $10, but is better than having to find an AirPrint compatible printer! I have used it a lot at home where my laptop (Windows 7) and my iPad 2 are on the same wifi network. I have also used it at work where my PC (Windows 7) is connected to the network by wire and my iPad on wifi.

    Sent from my fairly fuzzy iPad 2.
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    I have a HP printer, do I need an app to be able to print to it.
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    It depends on the model and whether it supports AirPrint. You can find supported models on the Apple or HP websites.

    If its not supported, there is an app called HP Home&Biz that will help.
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    I have given you your own thread for your question as you had posted in another ongoing thread essentially hijacking it. This makes it very confusing to follow the conversation, so in future please begin your own thread for your question!
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    I use Printopia which lets you print to any printer connected to your mac. It's $20 so the Fingerprint at less than $10 might be a better option mentioned above. I can say that Printopia works great and installs in the system settings panel. I use it on an old G4 macmini I use as a server.
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    With Printopia or Fingerprint are you able to just use the print function on the iDevice or do you have to also go through some steps on the device?
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    Once you have the software installed all you do is print from your idevice. You don't have to do anything on the mac end.
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    Thanks and wow. I just downloaded fingerpprint. I've been wanting something like this for a long time. It works great.
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    Which model?

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    The HP app shows a few models but you will have to check the HP site if your printer is not listed under the App details.

    Sent from my iPad using iPF
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    Do you have a Netgear router? Netgear has a program called Netgear Genie that allows Air print to print to any networked printer. The printer does not have to be either HP nor air print capable.

    Sent from my iPad 3rd Gen using ipf
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    I have a HP P1102W, I'm very pleased with it. Once it's setup no app is required to print, it just appears as an output device.
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    It's a photos art B110 series all in one
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    I have this same printer. First thing to do is make sure it is connected to the net and check for an update on the printer. Once done, it will show up in any apps that allow printing provided you are connected to the same network. Just select the print option and the printer will show up in the list of available printers.

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    I have the same one. It was a major pain to get it to work and then the next day it stopped working :( Are you on Mac or PC, because I had a very difficult time setting it up on Mac with OSX Lion?
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    iHeartcartoons, I used a PC(XP) to setup the printer. The first thing I did after loading the CD-ROM was download and update the printer firmware. It went pretty smoothly after that. It might be worthwhile checking you have the latest firmware?
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    Thanks iDuffer. I'm on Mac and they don't offer much support. Their software for Mac is about as useful as ducttape and tin foil to jimmy rig it to work. Think I'll bug my father in law to bring over his pc laptop and help me set it up.

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