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printing from app "NewPad"

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    I downloaded an app for my iPad 2 called NewPad...a word processor of sorts. I created a document on that app. I now want to print that document. I do not have an "air" printer (my printer is an Epson CX4800). The app has an icon (a square with an arrow pointing to the right) which brings up a menu which reads: email as text, email as an attachment, and print). Not having an "air" printer, I tried the "email as text"), giving a valid email address. But nothing came through on my email.

    Does anyone know how I can print my document on that app or otherwise? Any help appreciated. Thanks
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    To print it from your iPad, you'll need an AirPrint enabled printer. There is no way to have a wired connection to a printer.
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    Dated, but still mostly correct:


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    Some printers are directly compatible with AirPrint on the iPad. If you want this feature be absolutely certain the printer supports AirPrint before buying. Some printers may require a firmware update to work. These are usually available on the manufacturers site. If you get this kind of printer you can print directly from within apps that support the feature, which is many.

    AirPrint Basics

    Of course some of us already have printers and do not want to buy a new one. There are several ways to do this.

    One is to use a printing app on the iPad.

    Most (or all) printing apps can only print pictures and/or files that have been copied to that app via Open In or another method. Several printer manufacturers have their own apps for their printers. In general those apps will probably have the best results, quality wise.

    Another method is to load a program on the computer that will emulate an AirPrint compatible printer. Your computer must be on and have the printer available to it. The cheapest (free) is Airprint Activator. More features can be had with FingerPrint (mac and windows) and Printopia (mac only).

    Printopia - Ecamm Network
    FingerPrint - Collobos Software
    How to Install AirPrint Activator for Windows?

    A few printers (mostly HP's again) can be set up with their own email address. PDF attachments can be sent via this address to be printed. The last review I saw (many months ago) said it could be quite slow (big files not recommended), and sometimes the emails got lost and never printed. The advantage was that you could literally send/print from anywhere you have an internet connection.

    For small business owners and those with more than one printer who would like all their printers to work, but don't want to leave a computer on all the time. The Lantronix XPrintServer is a small box that connects to your network and is supposed to detect and make all your wireless printers available to iOS as AirPrint printers. I haven't seen a full review on it yet, so do your research.

    Some NetGear router models support NetGear Genie, which will add AirPrint support for printers on your network. If the printer is not wireless, it must be shared on the network, and the computer it is connected to must be on.
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    Hi Tadd - welcome to the forum! :)

    You might want to mention the app being used - not sure if that could be the issue? If the 'share' feature you mention is not sending an email then the print option may not work either - just saying?

    As already stated, an 'Air Print' compatible printer is needed to print directly from the iPad; however, there are 3rd party apps that can mimic 'Air Print' - the one that I have been using is FingerPrint from Collobos HERE which prints from my iPad 2 to either my Canon Ink Jet or my Brother Laser (neither 'Air Print') - there are other options; FingerPrint is not free but there is a 'free' trial - looking forward to hearing back from you - good luck!

    Hey TP - seems that we were typing @ the same time - Dave :D
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    Happens. :)

    I think the app is named NewPad, according to the OP's post. Though I did not try looking it up.
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