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Can you print from an iPad?

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JazzmanJohn Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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May 2, 2010 5:21 PM
Is there any way to print from an iPad?
iMac(Intel), MacBook Pro, MacMini, iPad, iPod Classic, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Level 6 Level 6 (11,035 points)
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    May 2, 2010 5:52 PM (in response to JazzmanJohn)
    Not directly since the iPad has no printer drivers. There are a few apps that will piggy back though a pc or Mac, but you will need to have the software also running on the pc/Mac to get it to work
    Aluminum MacBook 2.0, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Craig Brady Level 4 Level 4 (1,790 points)
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    May 2, 2010 6:03 PM (in response to JazzmanJohn)
    There are a number of printing apps available thru the Apps Store. Most of them require that you enable print sharing on another system that uses the same printer. Most seem easier ti set up if you have a Mac, but most will work on Windoz PC printerscas well. There are a few that claim to be able to access wireless printers directly, but I have not tried any.

    I use Air Sharing HD, which provides me with file sharing as well. It does not require any software be loaded on the non iPad system.

    Message was edited by: Craig Brady
    IMac Intel 20" , Mac Mini PPC and MacBook Pro 2.2ghz (4GB RAM, SSD), iPad 64GB, Mac OS X (10.5), iPhone 3G
  • ronchap Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    May 2, 2010 6:39 PM (in response to JazzmanJohn)
    I've been using the print central App. It's been working great. But it does reuire a helper app to be installed on your PC or mac
    Ipad WIFI + 3G Dell XPS, HP Dragon and HP Tablet PC, Windows 7
  • jackiepanpan Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jul 9, 2010 11:10 AM (in response to JazzmanJohn)
    Here's a nicely done article about how to print from iPad using Air Sharing HD:

    I hope this helps.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • gyrhead Level 3 Level 3 (785 points)
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    May 2, 2011 7:54 AM (in response to JazzmanJohn)

    Print directly using an Airprint enabled printer such as the HP CP1525NW wireless color laser printer.  No printer drivers needed. Automatically discovers Airprint enabled printers on the LAN.


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