can we print from the ipad???

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  1. litigator_ph
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    is this possible?? how?

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    Yes you can print. I use wireless HP Envy printer. Works like a dream.
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    Sure, I do it all of the time - there are plenty of choices - first, if you have an AirPrint compatible printer (check HERE for more information); second, if you do not have such a printer, third party apps are available that will allow you to print from the iPad - I use a program called FingerPrint (check HERE) which has been oft recommended on the forum - just a $10 program installed onto your computer attached to the printer - prints wireless when on the same Wi-Fi network - other choices exist! :)
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    Well, we can...but its a tad more convoluted than Id like it to be. Actually, it should be easier than it is seeing as Apple makes everything pretty easy for users with most things. Third party apps and using other computers is doable but far from convenient and brings its own set of potential snags. IMO, they should have a much larger list of compatible printers than they do. Also, some printers like my Cannon have an app but its only good for photo printing. Bleh.

    Id like to see printer support be a major improvement on the iPad 3.
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    I'd like to see a tiny dedicated battery powered portable mono printer for the Ipad.
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    I use an AirPrint enabled HP Photosmart printer. Works like magic. Cost me about 40 bucks new
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    I don't own an AirPrint compatable printer, so I have been using PrintCentral Pro and WePrint to print via my desk top computer to WiFi Dell deskjet or my non-wifi Dell laser jet and non-wifi HP large format printers. I could justify buying a 4th printer, just to use AirPrint.
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    I use the Print n Share app. Worth every penny.

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
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    Yes, Print Central Pro is a great program. I use it and print over WiFi OR over 3G.
    However, you DO have to have a wireless printer.
    Good luck!
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    FYI
    I installed WePrint on my desk computer and I can print to both of my non-wifi printers that are connected via USB cables to my disk top, in addition to WiFi printer. The disk top computer acts as a print server.
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    thanks for all the great information and assistance as well..

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    I tried a couple of apps on the iPad but got rid of them all once I installed the $10 Fingerprint on my computer, nothing to install on your iPad, it just sees all your printers when you go to print. Nothing could be easier nor more idiot-proof!

    The one drawback, and for some people a big drawback, is that your computer with Fingerprint must be on for it to work!
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    It didn't work with my older HP desk jet printer. All I got was garbled print all run together. I deleted it from my PC. :(

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    I use a free utility called AirPrint Activator. You install it on the computer your printer is attached to.
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    Are you using the Mac or Windows version of this? I can't seem to get the Windows version to download. Does it work on ios5?

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    I'm using the Mac version of AirPrint Activator.
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    Sorry, I don't get on here often enough. For all of you: I installed Print Central Pro on my iPad. I can print from anywhere back to
    my printer at home(2) HP printers. I have 3G and wi-fi so, I can print from anywhere I happen to be. So far, I have had no problems and, I have to say, while setting up and getting to know the program, their tech support (took me about 19 separate emails to get
    good at it. It's email, only)was outstanding!
    Good luck and let me know how it works if you try it.
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    In iBooks, I downloaded the free iPad2 user guide, a great read. They say to download Printopia on your Mac. I did this and it worked like a dream. It is however $19.95 but well worth it. You can trial is for free for 7 days!
    Have stuffed around with unless cheap apps for days.
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    Glad to find someone who can make printopia work I have Macmini running lion occasionally it works go back later printer not found
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    i just using we print it apps to print from my ipad..

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