Do you have an iPad Compatible Printer?

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  1. KittyKatta macrumors 6502a

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    I love my iPad and around the house it's almost entirely replaced my notebook. But the one thing that still makes me crazy is that I can't print because none of my 5 printers are compatible. I could buy a new printer, but to be honest then I dont print enough to justify the cost and I'm in love with my old Dell Laser printer.

    How about everyone else? Are you printing from the iPad or having to run to a computer when you need to print?
     
  2. steadysignal macrumors 6502a

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    using printopia on an always-on mini and a brother wifi laser printer... works great. you never think you need to print off an ipad or iphone but the more i use them, the more i find i want to print something...
     
  3. AJayAgliolio macrumors member

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    At Christmas, my wife really wanted a new printer so I went out of my way to find one that was 'AirPrint' compatible... she uses it all the time from her iPhone... and loves it....

    Personally I have only used it once with my iPad to test it out when we first hooked the printer up, but if I ever need to print anything it will definitely be convenient.
     
  4. Phil A. Moderator

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    I'm still using the print enabling hack to share my printer from my iMac (which is always on) and it works great - it wasn't affected by the update to 10.6.7 either
     
  5. Mdifilm macrumors regular

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    I use an app called printer pro, basically, you use it on the ipad and also install the program on the pc and it can send info via wireless to my computer that has the printer hooked up
     
  6. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    +1 for Printopia running on my MBP. Prints to Mac (PDF), Brother 2040 laser, and Epson 2200. I find I use the print to Mac as PDF most often.
     
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    Which printer did you end up going with?
     
  9. ninoe99 macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip!
     
  10. emgoodman macrumors regular

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    I have the HP Photosmart C410.

    When they enabled AirPrint, I decided to trade in my non compatible canon. Staples was offering $50 for a trade in plus there was a sale going on so ended up walking out with a new all in one printer for about $100. I have no regrets. It works without a hitch. Just select print and the iPad always sees the HP and printing starts almost instantly. I am sure they will be enabling more printers as time goes on but for now I would highly recommend an AirPrint eligible printer.
     
  11. scorpio1973 macrumors 6502a

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    I just picked up an HP with "AirPrint" technology. It was a today's special value item on QVC. Couldn't pass it up for $129 w/ free shipping & easy pay. LOL. I love that I can print from both the iPhone & iPad.
     
  12. KittyKatta thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You guys are lifesavers. I didn't know there were non-jailbreak printing apps. They're both a bit expensive so I'm not sure whether to go for Printopia or Printer Pro yet, but the fact that they exist makes me happy.

    Anyone have experience if these will work with airport express?
     
  13. imutter macrumors 6502

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    There is an App for that ........
    I use it on iphone and ipad and you can print over 3G too.
    "Print N Share"
    It get's better you can print even over 3G network away from home (WiFi)
     
  14. icecrystal23 macrumors 6502

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    AirPrint Activator

    That's what I use. It enables the built-in AirPrint functionality for any printer shared through your Mac.
     
  15. phyrexia macrumors 6502a

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    I use the JB program, TruPrint. A recent update included support for my HP LJ 4, ancient though it may be.
     
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    Get ready to feed that beast $
     
  17. KittyKatta thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Bought Printopia. fantastic program because it doesn't require anything other than a preference panel, Just printed a bunch of groupons and it worked perfect.
     
  18. scorpio1973 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing ink costs are crazy? Oh, well. I don't print all that often (I've actually been without a printer for 6 months), but I wanted something that would be compatible with my iOS devices.
     
  19. AJayAgliolio macrumors member

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    Got the HP Photosmart Premium all-in-one with the touchscreen display... Pretty solid machine
     
  20. HDJulie macrumors demi-goddess

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    I have the HP Premium too & like it very much. HP also has an AirPrint one that is on sale for $69.
     
  21. gameboy213 macrumors 6502

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    Printopia all day


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
  22. haruhiko macrumors 601

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    You can print with any printer shared by the Airport Extreme.
     
  23. nicegoogly macrumors regular

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    This works great. I have been wondering if any of the printing apps were worth and almost bought it. Watch the video because it has you delete and then re-add your printer so you iPad and iPhone will recognize it. worked awesome first time.
     
  24. iggypod macrumors 6502a

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    Good choice. Works well!
     
  25. OCJeff macrumors regular

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    HP m1536nf

    I have an HP M1536nf and never really thought about printing.

    Just tried, and it just works. No configuration.

    -J
     

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