Printing from your iPad or iPhone is deceptively simple–so simple that a clear explanation is hard to find when searching online or in the App store. How to print from your iPad or iPhone? The short answer is that you do not need a special app; however, you do need an Airprint printer which is connected to the same wireless network as your iPad–then your printing capability magically appears. Here’s the long (and hopefully clear) answer:
1. Do not be tempted to try to connect to a non-Airprint printer. There are apps which claim to do this (Print, Print n Share, Print to all printers, etc.) but in my experience they don’t work without a serious amount of tinkering, support a limited list of printers, or in some cases do not work at all.
2. Do buy an Airprint printer. Check out the list of supported printers Continue reading