3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 18, 2013 1:25 PM by KarenSelena
Serge Dufort1 Level 1 (5 points)

Hello, I'm a new ipad user and I have been trying to print from my iPad to a USB Epson printer connected to an Airport express base. The printer is well connected to the home network since I can print from any computers on the home network. The two iPads we have don't see the printer. When we try to print, the iPad searches for a few seconds then gives an error message about printer not being seen.

I know that my printer is not in the compatible list of airprint printers but from I have read, a USB printer can be connected to an Airport Express base and it does the same, unless this is not usable on an iPad. Will I have to buy a new airprint printer or a solution exists?


Thanks for the help.


S Dufort

  • pjl123 Level 5 (6,160 points)

    you need an airprint printer, or an app from the store that sends your print job via your computer to your printer.  A usb connected printer to the express will not work by itself.

  • Serge Dufort1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for this realy quick answer.

    Do you have a suggestion, I would rather have something that would print directly from my iPad without going to my MacBook Pro.




    S Dufort

  • KarenSelena Level 4 (1,960 points)

    This link - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4356. provides a list of "air print compatible" printers. 


    Want to print from your iPad, but don't have an air print compatible printer?  Check out the applications available from the iTunes store.  Simply launch iTunes on the computer and select iTunes Store, or launch the iTunes Store from your iOS device.  Search out the key words "iPad Printing".