Airprint printing to 4x6 photo paper

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  1. cameronjpu macrumors 65816

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    I am wondering whether Airprint is smart enough to output properly to 4x6 photo paper if that is in the printer. I have only ever tried printing to normal paper on others' printers, but if I put in 4x6 photo paper, will it tell the printer to print photo quality and the correct size? I have not bought the printer yet, so that's why I'm trying to find out before I buy something. Thanks!
     
  2. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    Most printer manufacturers have their own printing app in AppStore (HP, Canon, etc)

    Use that.
     
  3. cameronjpu thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My experience with those apps have been really terrible, making you really jump through hoops to print different types of media etc. Have they improved in the past couple years?
     
  4. Rhonindk macrumors 68020

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    Very hit/miss. I have a nice wifi HP Airprint printer and the "selection" is more generic than specific.
    Example: If it comes from the Photo app, it will always print photo paper.
    Or... if it can be interpreted as a photo ... bingo! photo paper.

    I did contact HP TS to better understand this and they sad there are basically two options:
    1. Use the general print function (like Airprint) and iOS determines the paper source/size
    2. Use a specific app that allows you to manually select (or some allow defaults) the output.

    iOS doesn;t allow flexible print options like desktop OS's do.
     
  5. dhlizard macrumors G4

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    I have HP and Canon printers in the house, have used both their apps with great results.
     
  6. cameronjpu thread starter macrumors 65816

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    And do they give you control over paper type and print quality? Essentially the question is, are you able to pick out a picture and send it via airprint to output on photo paper properly?
     
  7. dyt1983, Dec 8, 2014
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    edit: To remove personally identifying info not relevant to the conversation.
     

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