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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:04 AM   #1
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Print pictures from iPhone

I want a printer that I can use to print pictures directly from my iPhone (wired or wireless). I've tried the VuPoint Cube and have gone through two already. They work right away, but after not using for a little while I can never get it to work again. Are there any other options out there?

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:09 AM   #2
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AirPrint enabled printer if your looking to buy a new printer.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:09 AM   #3
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While there are workarounds for other printers, the easiest thing is to get one that is "AirPrint" compatible.

Buy any model on this list:

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4356
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:10 AM   #4
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AirPrint enabled printer if your looking to buy a new printer.
I'm thinking that'll be my best bet. The VuPoint is $99, and refills come out to about $.75 per print.

I'll spend a little more on an all in one printer.

Now for some recommendations???
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:11 AM   #5
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I'm thinking that'll be my best bet. The VuPoint is $99, and refills come out to about $.75 per print.

I'll spend a little more on an all in one printer.

Now for some recommendations???
I don't own one so I can't recommend one. I'd like to see what people recommend also
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With AirPrint Hacktivator you can turn just about any normal printer into an AirPrint enabled printer if its connected to a network.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:04 AM   #7
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i have a canon mg5320 and it will airprint from my phone with no issues.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:58 AM   #8
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HP Photosmart works great.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:44 PM   #9
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i have a canon mg5320 and it will airprint from my phone with no issues.
Is pairing your iPhone with a printer the same as bluetooth pairing with a device? Rather than photos, I'd like to print word.doc that are sent to me via email. Is this possible?
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 01:41 PM   #10
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Is pairing your iPhone with a printer the same as bluetooth pairing with a device? Rather than photos, I'd like to print word.doc that are sent to me via email. Is this possible?
its actually easier. just open the email attachment, tap the "Share" icon in the upper right corner, and select "Print." if the printer is on the same wifi network as the iOS device, the printer will show up in the print dialog window. tap "Print" again, and wait for it to finish.

that being said, i did have to update the printer firmware after i pulled it out of the box before airprint would work. that was over a year ago, however. i would assume any printer bought more recently would work right out of the box.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 01:43 PM   #11
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HP Photosmart works great.
Yes I have one of these. Works fantastically!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:34 PM   #12
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its actually easier. just open the email attachment, tap the "Share" icon in the upper right corner, and select "Print." if the printer is on the same wifi network as the iOS device, the printer will show up in the print dialog window. tap "Print" again, and wait for it to finish.

that being said, i did have to update the printer firmware after i pulled it out of the box before airprint would work. that was over a year ago, however. i would assume any printer bought more recently would work right out of the box.
Thanks so much. Will try and post results later today.

I found this compatibility link for anyone who has an Epson Printer. Just trying to figure out the printer setup is the challenge. What is the difference between iPrint and AirPrint?

http://www.epson.com/cgi-bin/Store/s..._compatibility
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:39 PM   #13
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HP Photosmart works great.
+1 to that.. I use the HP Photosmart Premium C310 and it works flawlessly
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 06:16 PM   #14
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Okay, so the setup wasn't too bad. I had to do a youtube search for those interested.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPYfJ5aJ0-M

The only issue I have is that when I go to print a word.doc it gives me two options: PRINT or OPEN in "EPSON PRINT".

My question is why can't I just PRINT. When I do hit PRINT, it says no AirPrint found.

So for it to work, I have to load the word.doc to "EPSON PRINT" for it to print wirelessly. It's one extra step. Could it be that my EPSON is not AirPrint-compatible according to that link I posted. Maybe, that's it. My Epson printer on that list does't have a check mark under AirPrint.

Last the word.doc I did a test on is one page. iPrint prints out two pages, second page has a solid line that goes across. The color text is in blue and I have the the word settings to black. Maybe, more trouble than it's worth.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 06:19 PM   #15
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a friend of mine highly recommends the Brother MFC-J825DW.
The others I'm looking at are the HP Envy and an HP Photosmart...too many to choose from.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 06:44 PM   #16
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Okay, so the setup wasn't too bad. I had to do a youtube search for those interested.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPYfJ5aJ0-M

The only issue I have is that when I go to print a word.doc it gives me two options: PRINT or OPEN in "EPSON PRINT".

My question is why can't I just PRINT. When I do hit PRINT, it says no AirPrint found.

So for it to work, I have to load the word.doc to "EPSON PRINT" for it to print wirelessly. It's one extra step. Could it be that my EPSON is not AirPrint-compatible according to that link I posted. Maybe, that's it. My Epson printer on that list does't have a check mark under AirPrint.

Last the word.doc I did a test on is one page. iPrint prints out two pages, second page has a solid line that goes across. The color text is in blue and I have the the word settings to black. Maybe, more trouble than it's worth.
That is the problem. It needs to be AirPrint compatible to be able to use the built in print feature.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 07:27 PM   #17
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i have a canon mg5320 and it will airprint from my phone with no issues.
I just upgraded to the same printer from the 5220. I use the cheap generic ink off amazon, works great.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 06:54 AM   #18
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I've got a Canon MG4150. Whilst you can't use AirPrint, Canon have a free app
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/cano...331269951?mt=8 which works brilliantly, in my opinion.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 07:09 PM   #19
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I bought an Epson XP-800 today. I haven't used it yet, but got a pretty good deal.

Any reviews of this printer?
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 07:16 PM   #20
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Or try downloading the printopia app. Lets you print from your iOS devices through your Mac-enabled printer.
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Old Feb 2, 2013, 11:24 PM   #21
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plenty of 'air print' printers by HP Canon and Epson around $100
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