Printing?? Can you print from first gen

Discussion in 'iPad' started by camaroIOM, Mar 17, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Feb 5, 2010
    Looking to see if you can print from first gen ipad
  2. macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Czech Republic
    Provided you have an AirPrint compatible printer/an app/jailbroken your iPad, sure... there is no reason you shouldn't be able to print.
  3. macrumors 601


    Oct 20, 2008
    Yes you can. Though you might have to buy a new printer.
  4. Set845, Mar 17, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 17, 2011

    macrumors regular

    Jun 29, 2010
    Print N Share allows you to print to network and USB printers. You need to install a small free companion app on your computer for USB printers. For network printers Print N Share fools iOS 4.3 into thinking it is an AirPrint compatible printer and passes the print job to any printer it sees on the network. The nice thing about it is being how portable the iPad is, you can take it anywhere and print to any network printer. Not just AirPrint enabled printers. Print N Share needs to be running in the background first, then you can print from apps as well as email and Safari.
  5. macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    Just download AirPrint for windows or Mac, don't bother paying for anything. Free software exists. I setup my brother 2170w last night, works great shared off a windows 7 box.
  6. Guest

    May 8, 2008

    IMO, it's the best option out there if you don't feel like buying a compatible printer.
  7. macrumors regular

    Jul 26, 2008
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8B117 Safari/6531.22.7)

    You can also print from iPad 1 and a windows machine. It requires a small "hack" in windows. No need to jailbreak. I print often to my LEXMARK 850 Pro.
  8. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 30, 2010
    Eprint app works great.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 3, 2009
  10. macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
  11. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 3, 2009
    LOL nothing...check out the link in my previous post. It activates AirPrint for any shared printers on all iOS devices and no third-party software gets installed on your Macs or your iOS devices. And it's free.
  12. macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
    AirPrint and HP eprint work great.

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