iPad as only computer print question

Discussion in 'iPad' started by orangerock, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. orangerock macrumors regular

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    We are getting a relative an iPad, it will be the only computer they own. Will they be able to AirPrint without another computer connected to the printer. I am aware an HP capable AirPrint printer will be required. Also, I will activate it and update the iPad via my Mac/iTunes.
     
  2. phpmaven macrumors 68040

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    If they are using a Mac, with the latest version of OS X, it's a snap to tweak OS X to allow printing to any shared printer.
     
  3. Phil A. Moderator

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    If you get an AirPrint compatible printer (currently only the few HP ones), then they can print straight to it without needing a computer.
     
  4. Arnieaz macrumors member

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    Printing with no computer

    I just got the HP C310a and love it. They will not require a computer if they have the correct apps on the iPad.

    Pages allows printing documents they create.
    Email allows printing.
    Photos allows printing.
    And Safari for web pages.
     
  5. orangerock thread starter macrumors regular

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  6. sapporobaby macrumors 68000

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    There are a few printing (hack)solutions as well that work which will allow many additional printers.
     
  7. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    I've got the c410a it works great. Native iPad printing is wild!
     
  8. AppleGoddess macrumors 6502a

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    I use only the iPad and bought the envy printer works flawless.
     

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