Airprint Printer - iPad but no other computer?

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

    paulgarb macrumors regular

    Jun 15, 2010
    North Berwick
    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

    Oct 18, 2009
    Belfast, Ireland
    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

    Aug 24, 2011
    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 G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    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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