Printing from an iPad Air to a Canon MG6150 printer

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  1. wellers

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    Hi, I’m new to this and from the UK so thanks for any help! I want to print from my iPad to my Canon MG6150 printer but it looks like it isn’t supported by Air Print. Anyone know how I can get to print? I’m no techie so it will need to be in idiot terms! Thanks so much.
     
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    Only AirPrint capable printers will work with the iPad. You'll need to find another printer. You can't connect an iPad to a printer with a cable.
     
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    Welcome to iPad Forums!

    There’s an app that works with many printers:
    Printer Pro Lite by Readdle Inc.
    Printer Pro Lite on the App Store
    Install it on your iPad, and try printing using this app.

    This is the free version. If it works with your printer, you can also get the paid version.
     
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    Thanks for responding. I had a horrible feeling that would be the case! :(
     
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    Are you just trying to print via wireless or is the printer connected to anything else, e. g. a PC?
     
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    I want to print wirelessly from my iPad. The Canon printer is wirelessly connected to my iMac.
     
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    Thanks for your reply, Wellers. Perhaps you can print indirectly via the iMac in the way I (used) to print via a PC using bonjour service.
     
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    Thanks very much, I'll try it!
     
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    You can’t just enable print sharing on the iMac and have it work; however you can install an app like Printopia. Printopia and other apps like it (if any are left) will let you turn any printer connected to the iMac into an AirPrint printer. You can also set up virtual printers that will save PDFs to folders or open them in apps on the iMac.

    The only downside is that your Mac must be on and a user logged in for the printer to work.

    Here is a link to a ‘very’ old post I made on the subject. The apps and devices may have changed, but the options remain the same.

    iPad Printing Solutions, and Stuff

    I haven’t keept it updated because I both got an AirPrint capable printer (B&W Laser), and mostly stopped using my iMac. If I have fancier printing needs than AirPrint or Printer Pro can handle, I save my files as a PDF and take it to Staples. This happens rarely enough that it is cheaper than bying a more capable printer setup.
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I think I will get the Canon portable printer which is an air printer. My friend has one for sale so I’ll try that way. It will help when I am away on business!
    Thanks for everyone’s help. I am well impressed with the Forum!
     

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