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  • 75. Re: AirPrint Information and FAQ
    HP Mac Architect Level 3 Level 3 (530 points)
    OK, first its now the App you refereed to first is now called AirPrint-Activator. The previous one you mention contained Apple code which should not be redistributed. That also could be the reason for the post being removed. The MacWorld link you provide is dead as well.

    But as I have pointed out in this thread in several places, HP iPrint Photo will give you a direct print experience for Photos and the text document formats it supports. It will also provide a scan experience if you are interested in that.

    There are several alternatives for "Sharing" a printer so that AirPrint can see it. AirPrint Activator is the free version, that does essentially what the script you point to does, only provides a nicer UI on top of it. The two paid solutions, as I mention earlier in this thread provide a better experience (and more hand holding) in the setup, plus potential for support from the developers.

    So it really comes down to if you want your Mac running in order to print from your iOS devices, or if you want to print directly. And if you want to have your Mac running, do you want the free or paid solutions.

    Just trying to help.

    Andrew
  • 76. Re: AirPrint Information and FAQ
    jedlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    HP Mac Architect wrote:
    OK, first its now the App you refereed to first is now called AirPrint-
    Activator.


    Yeah I know, sorry I accidentally used the old link.

    The previous one you mention contained Apple code which should not be
    redistributed. That also could be the reason for the post being removed.


    Ah good point, I read about that, but forgot to use the new link.

    The MacWorld link you provide is dead as well.


    Mac world link is dead because I've had to mess around w/reposting so many times!
    Apologies, here is the original link I provided:
    http://www.macworld.com/reviews/product/727273/review/printopia102.html?expand=true&lsrc=modrel


    But as I have pointed out in this thread in several places, HP iPrint Photo
    will give you a direct print experience for Photos and the text document
    formats it supports. It will also provide a scan experience if you are
    interested in that.


    That certainly does make it stand "head & shoulders" above the other options IMO.
    Not REQUIRING a mac or macs to be turned-on is the single best feature IMO.

    I read of one user on the iTunes store, whose c7280 didn't work when it came to scanning?
    But everything else worked well apparently.


    There are several alternatives for "Sharing" a printer so that AirPrint can
    see it. AirPrint Activator is the free version, that does essentially what the > script you point to does, only provides a nicer UI on top of it. The two paid > solutions, as I mention earlier in this thread provide a better experience
    (and more hand holding) in the setup, plus potential for support from the
    developers.


    It sounds like printopia doesn't bring anything dramatic to the table over the 3 free options I mentioned.
    I will prolly just play with HP iPrint, and do the manual tweak...
    If I read about anything very useful that printopia brings, then i may fork-out $ for it.

    If anyone reckons there some compelling features to justify forking-out for printopia, please lemme know
    Thanks Andrew for your thoughts/help!
  • 77. Re: AirPrint Information and FAQ
    Dkfc Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    So am I understanding that if I have a PC and a printer that is not on the airprint list, I cannot print from my iPad?
  • 78. Re: AirPrint Information and FAQ
    jedlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    @Andrew

    I don't suppose you can spare some time to respond to my response to you?
    There's prolly only one question there, if you're not sure what to address, let me know.

    Thank-you.
  • 79. Re: AirPrint Information and FAQ
    deggie Level 8 Level 8 (46,495 points)
    You can print from your iPad IF the printer is connect to your computer, you leave the computer on, and you do this:

    http://www.9to5mac.com/38011/activate-airprint-on-windows
  • 80. Re: AirPrint Information and FAQ
    HP Mac Architect Level 3 Level 3 (530 points)
    There is nothing "additional" Printopia brings to the table. Its big UI enhancement is giving you a nice System Preference with checkboxes to enable given Printers. FingerPrint runs instead in the Menu bar. Both simply give you more glorified UI on top of what AirPrint Activator or the AppleScript give you.

    As for Scanning, you are correct, the C7280 is not supported for Scanning. Actually only the recent E models, and the previous generation of non-E models support scanning. The interface that is used is new to these models and hence not supported on older models.

    OK, I don't see any other unanswered questions, so if I missed one please let me know.

    Just trying to help.

    Andrew
  • 81. Re: AirPrint Information and FAQ
    HP Mac Architect Level 3 Level 3 (530 points)
    Dkfc,

    I know of no supported or legal ways of getting AirPrint to work on a PC. All of the existing solutions that I know of have included binaries (illegally) written by Apple that were never distributed to the public. As such I can not recommend any solutions at the moment for Windows users. When a company offers up a solution developed without the use of Apple code, I will certainly add that to this thread.

    Just trying to help.

    Andrew
  • 82. Re: AirPrint Information and FAQ
    jedlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    HP Mac Architect wrote:
    There is nothing "additional" Printopia brings to the table. Its big UI
    enhancement is giving you a nice System Preference with checkboxes to enable
    given Printers. It simply gives you a more glorified UI on top of what
    AirPrint Activator or the AppleScript give
    you.


    If you're certain there's no extra/useful functionality...
    Then it's not worth $10 for a pretty UI IMO, thanks for confirming!

    As for Scanning, you are correct, the C7280 is not supported for Scanning.
    Actually only the recent E models, and the previous generation of non-E models > support scanning. The interface that is used is new to these models and hence > not supported on older models.


    Bummer...

    Hey does HP have a trade-in program whereby we can trade-in our older printer for it newest successor?

    OK, I don't see any other unanswered questions, so if I missed one please let > me know.


    Nope that's it, thanks Andrew!
  • 83. Re: AirPrint Information and FAQ
    igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,285 points)
    You can print as Deggie suggested, but just remember also that there are excellent 3rd party apps like 'Print n Share' or 'Printcentral' that work extremely well. They will print to any printer connected to your PC, and will also print directly to ANY wirelss HP printer, not just the 'e' ones.
  • 84. Re: AirPrint Information and FAQ
    Stoney1979 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Andrew,

    Thanks a lot for your reply. In the HP iPrint app settings I am able to select A4 as a paper size but when I select the image size I am given the option of 3.5 x 5", 4 x 6", 5 x 7" or Custom Size. If I choose Custom Size I can then stretch the image to fit the A4 page but there is a border all around the image (and a large border at the bottom). I really want to be able to print photos onto a full sheet of A4 (ironically like the example print shown in the picture on the app!) Perhaps this is something the app designers can look into for a future update? Do you know if it is possible to print photos on a full A4 page using the PrintCentral app people talk about?

    Thanks again and happy new year.

    In reply to:


    "Stoney,

    HP iPrint Photo should provide you with an easy way to print out borderless photo's on an A4 sized paper. The Photo's App will try to print to picture size (4x6, A6, or 3.5x5 depending on the region). As for ePrint, if you go into ePrinter Center you should be able to adjust your settings, but I'll double check that.

    Just trying to help.

    Andrew"
  • 85. Re: AirPrint Information and FAQ
    igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,285 points)
    Stoney1979 wrote:
    Do you know if it is possible to print photos on a full A4 page using the PrintCentral app people talk about?

    All I can say is that I just printed a photo to my Epson 2100 at full A4 page (no margins) from Print n share (very similar to Printcentral from same devs) by selecting the 'Sheet Feeder (no margins)' tray.
  • 86. Re: AirPrint Information and FAQ
    Steve Sussman Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    Dkfc wrote:
    So am I understanding that if I have a PC and a printer that is not on the airprint list, I cannot print from my iPad?


    Nah, you can do it. You just have to follow the Windows activation instructions which you can find in other threads here or via Google.

    I did that, and AirPrint works great with both the HP Photosmart C610 (not an ePrint printer) and the Canon i960. These are pretty old printers and my results have been fine... but of course your mileage may vary.

    What you will need to be careful of is that the AirPrint GUI gives very little in the way of options (at least for my printers) so you are at the mercy of defaults. So for example I can see no straightforward way to control the print quality settings or the paper source. As an example, if I try to print a Photo from within the iPad (or iPhone 4) it will ALWAYS choose the photo tray as the paper source.

    Whatever SJ's business reasons are for pulling the feature, it works fine for me. I seriously doubt the real issue was "compatibility".

    Good luck
    SS

    P.S. The thing is, if you have a printer attached to a Mac or PC already, there's really very few cases I can think of where one would NEED to print from the iPad/iPhone. Maybe just for printing out the occasional email. And I suppose it would be useful if Epicurious let you AirPrint recipes (it doesn't).
  • 87. Re: AirPrint Information and FAQ
    jedlh Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    jedlh wrote:
    HP Mac Architect wrote:
    As for Scanning, you are correct, the C7280 is not supported for Scanning.
    Actually only the recent E models, and the previous generation of non-E
    models support scanning. The interface that is used is new to these models
    and hence not supported on older models.


    Bummer...
    Hey does HP have a trade-in program whereby we can trade-in our older printer for it newest successor?


    Andrew,
    I don't suppose you can spare a minute to answer this final question?
    Thank-you very much if you can.

    igmackenzie wrote:
    All I can say is that I just printed a photo to my Epson 2100 at full A4 page > (no margins) from Print n share (very similar to Printcentral from same devs) > by selecting the 'Sheet Feeder (no margins)' tray.



    @igmackenzie

    What is the difference between these two apps? (same dev)
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/print-n-share-for-advanced/id301656026?mt=8
    http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/printcentral-for-ipad/id366020849?mt=8

    I've looked at their iTunes profiles, but they seem to have the same functionality.
    Only difference I can see, is that one is slightly pricier.
    If I get a paid app later, it looks like a toss-up between these two & printopia.
  • 88. Re: AirPrint Information and FAQ
    HP Mac Architect Level 3 Level 3 (530 points)
    As a matter of fact, we do have a trade-in program. Don't know the details however, but you can read about it here: [http://www.hp.com/united-states/tradein/home_flash.html]

    As for the difference between the two EuroSmartz App's, check out: [http://mobile.eurosmartz.com/prod_index.html#comparison]

    I think that should answer your questions.

    Just trying to help.

    Andrew
  • 89. Re: AirPrint Information and FAQ
    SWHandy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Well Hello, New Ipad user here, I just purchased HP Photosmart D110 apple Ipad supported printer.. I have checked everything. but I am still having a very difficult problem..
    I have ipad os 4 updated
    I have hp d110 updated
    I have netgear router checked and updated firmware
    I have loaded and reload each so many time..

    Now here is the problem using the ipad print function, it sometime finds and allows me to print email, photos etc. then the very next moment it cannot find the printer. the printer name appears for a moment then it goes to, search for printers to a result of no printers found.. if you find the ip address on ie ( 192.169.0.3) it shows the printer there and all normal no problems.

    I have rebooted etc.. check various blogs etc. followed all the suggestions .
    to no avail , I think it has come down to bonjour dropping my printer.. any sugesstions thanks..
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