Ipad and printing

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  1. Tmurray315 macrumors regular

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    I have a question i have a hp printer but i dont think its compatable with ipad. I want to be able to print from ipad is the only way is to buy an air print printer? If so which one
     
  2. Nand macrumors regular

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    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4356
     
  3. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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  4. Jackintosh macrumors 6502a

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    What about Airprint Activator? It works well and is free.
     
  5. Tmurray315 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is print and share worth it?? What is the best printing app for ipad i dont want to waste money on an app that doesnt work
     
  6. guilderlandny, Apr 1, 2012
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    Print and Share works for me with HP Lasejet printers attached directly to the network your IOS device is on. I have not gotten it to work with printers attached through another computer nor with networked Sharp branded printers.
     
  7. Nand macrumors regular

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    What's your Hp model?
     
  8. D.T. macrumors G3

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    Running this and it works really well. Actually using it on a little netbook running XP to share the printer and run Activator.
     
  9. waynep macrumors 6502

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    Google has something called Google Cloud Print. I am going to investigate that.
     
  10. tmarks11 macrumors 6502a

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    I bought an hp1536, partly for the AirPrint feature.

    Didn't work,took me a week to figure out that he firmware it shipped with didn't support AirPrint (!) despite that being an advertised feature, and I had to update the firmware. Duh.

    So, maybe your hp just needs some TLC.
     
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  12. Tmurray315 thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is my printer My Hp printer name*
    *Hp photo smart c4795 all in one printer wireless*
    Would it work with any app?
     
  13. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    AirPrint Activator requires you to leave a computer running. Mprint N Share prints to WiFi printer directly from iPad. I've yet to find a printer it doesn't support.
     
  14. Jackintosh macrumors 6502a

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    That's just not true. I just printed an email using Airprint Activator from my iPad and my Mac Mini's been in sleep mode all day. All you have to do is set "wake on network access" = on in Energy Saver settings. Airprint Activator is free and works quite well with iPad 3.
     
  15. eq2675 macrumors regular

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    Best $10 that I've spent in a long time.
     
  16. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    :rolleyes:
    Ok I'll amend...AirPrint Activator requires a computer to be available as a bridge to your printer. Print N Share can print to your printer directly from your iPad.

    Happy now?
     
  17. Jackintosh macrumors 6502a

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    Happy :). I didn't mean to come across as a know-it-all or insulting, so sorry if I did.
     
  18. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    I'll have to check out Fingerprint for my Brother laser printer. I have an Epson ink jet printer that has their own printer software which works pretty good the few times I have needed to print something.
     
  19. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    Brother just put out a free app that allows you to print on most if not all of their wifi printers. It's slick and I use it with mine. I think other printer companies are offering similar apps. Check the app store.
     
  20. richpjr macrumors 68030

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    Damn, my 2170 isn't on the list of supported printers! :(
     
  21. Jackintosh macrumors 6502a

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    Neither is my Brother HL-1440. But Airprint Activator took care of it fine.
     
  22. Nychot macrumors 6502a

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    Don't go by the brother list of printers. Mine wasn't on the list and it worked perfectly. Just download the free app and try. It'll probably work. O
     
  23. Jedi5 macrumors 6502

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    I thought AA wasn't working anymore?

    Was there a fix for it?
     
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    Tried it and it couldn't find my printer. I'll check to see if perhaps there is a newer version of firmware out that I need - worth a shot.
     

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