Printing with the Canon MG5220?

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  1. Savage macrumors 6502

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    I just bought this printer from Best Buy and got finished installing it to work wirelessly with my Mac. Now I'm trying to figure out a way to use it to print from my iPhone, with no luck. Does anyone know if it's possible and if so, how?
     
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    Thanks, the app is sufficient for printing photos from my camera roll. Is there a way to print from Safari and wherever else you may be able to print from the iPhone?
     
  5. Eternal 28 macrumors 6502

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    No, You would need one of the new printers featuring air print. Some of the newer Hp printers have this feature.
     
  6. theautopilot, Jan 30, 2011
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    No, it can be done without an AirPrint printer.

    Get the app Print Central. It runs in the background and acts as a virtual printer and when you select Print from Safari etc it appears as a Printer. Pressing print sends it to the app which then sends it directly on to your printer. Most printers are supported for direct wifi printing.

    HP's AirPrint printers are overpriced IMO. I have the Canon mp6150 which is better than the AirPrint HPs costing twice the price. Thanks to this great app I can use AirPrint with it too :)

    Edit - just had a look in the app store and there seems to be quite a few apps now that enable you to use AirPrint with non-AirPrint enabled printer. Some much cheaper than PrintCentral (although PrintCentral does seem to have more features and settings).
     
  7. jcpazos macrumors newbie

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    Hi again. I'm Windows user not Mac, in Windows theres is a something for enable the ApirPrint, looking something similar for mac I found this: AirPrint Activator

    I did not found the list for available printers but in have something close in Windows 7 and works fine, maybe this app can do it in your Mac.

    Regards
     
  8. yossim macrumors regular

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    Hey, does anyone know if this printer is compatible with a power pc mac? I have a friend that wants to know.
     
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