Airprint Printer - iPad but no other computer?

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  1. paulgarb, Feb 25, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2012

    paulgarb macrumors regular

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    A long shot I guess but any guidance welcome. The scenario is this;

    (1) away from home with iPad, wifi available but no other computer
    (2) need to print several things
    (3) contemplating buying cheap printer (AirPrint compatible) - £50 or less

    The question is - does anyone know of a low cost printer that can be set up to connect to the wifi without the need for an intervening computer?

    I am pretty convinced I set my home printer (Canon MG6150) to connect to my home network via the control panel on the printer (can't check because as stated I am away from home). So I am assuming/hoping there might be a printer out there which might fot the bill - limitations are I need it quickly so am limited to UK 'sheds' such as Currys, Comet or similar.

    Also I would prefer actual practical experience rather than guesswork - beleive me I've guessed at a lot of things this afternoon/evening.

    Thanks in anticipation
     
  2. Zcott macrumors 68020

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    I have a cheap HP Photosmart printer which is AirPrint compatible and I'm pretty sure it was all set up on the printer itself. It was about £50.
     
  3. normanbates macrumors regular

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    I have a HP Deskjet 3050 (I think that's the model number). It's WiFi and can be set up without a PC.

    However it is not Airprint, but you can download an App from the App Store made by HP (Home & Biz I think it's called) that is compatible with the printer, even though the HP support site says it isn't.

    Best of all I got my printer for ab £35
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    The Epson SX535 WD will do this..Comes with the ability to setup your iPad and print straight to it, as long as it's turned on. I have one, works great. Easy to setup and I think they are around £100 UK now.

    Google will tell you.
     

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