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Old 11-11-2012, 12:38
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Is it possible to use a Canon printer with an iPad?
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Old 11-11-2012, 19:29
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Is it possible to use a Canon printer with an iPad?
which printer?
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Old 11-11-2012, 19:32
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:27
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You can use any wireless printer that operates via wifi. You just choose the printer as your wifi network and away you go.

Do you mean a printer specifically designed to interact with the Apple ecosystem?
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:01
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You can use any wireless printer that operates via wifi. You just choose the printer as your wifi network and away you go.
Is this correct?

Only a (very!) few printers can do AirPrint - which is what iPads need!

Other than that one has to use a printing App on the iPad or software on the PC I believe.
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Old 13-11-2012, 09:59
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Is this correct?

Only a (very!) few printers can do AirPrint - which is what iPads need!

Other than that one has to use a printing App on the iPad or software on the PC I believe.
My wife has a bog standard Canon wireless printer (no compatability to Airplay at all). It generates a wifi network so in settings on your phone/pad we simply chose the printer rather than our normal wifi network. And away you go.
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Old 13-11-2012, 10:29
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Is this correct?

Only a (very!) few printers can do AirPrint - which is what iPads need!

Other than that one has to use a printing App on the iPad or software on the PC I believe.
Will work with any wifi printer.
Although apple say airprint compatible, they really mean a wireless capable printer.

Best prog to connect to non wifi printers that I use is Printer Pro.

Apple have a list of printers on their site here
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Old 13-11-2012, 14:31
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The ipad will not work with any wifi capable printer at all!
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Old 13-11-2012, 19:40
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Best prog to connect to non wifi printers that I use is Printer Pro.
... which is free today!

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/prin...410011612?mt=8

EDIT: Only the iPhone version is free.
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Old 13-11-2012, 21:07
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... which is free today!

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/prin...410011612?mt=8

EDIT: Only the iPhone version is free.
Ironic it does not work with my printer!
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Old 13-11-2012, 21:11
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Ironic it does not work with my printer!
You want an AirPrint printer HP do a cheap one works fine .
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Old 13-11-2012, 21:18
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You want an AirPrint printer HP do a cheap one works fine .
I got an hp estation printing works fine direct on that, i also have a brother hl3070cw colour laser wifi printer that i would love to get working with apple but no luck.
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Old 13-11-2012, 21:45
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I got an hp estation printing works fine direct on that, i also have a brother hl3070cw colour laser wifi printer that i would love to get working with apple but no luck.
Have you tried the brother ios app, looks like it might help you with that printer, it's listed as working with iPhone, iPad etc
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Old 13-11-2012, 21:45
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My wife has a bog standard Canon wireless printer (no compatability to Airplay at all). It generates a wifi network so in settings on your phone/pad we simply chose the printer rather than our normal wifi network. And away you go.
Sorry, I don't understand this

Where do you find the printer network in settings?

Thanks
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Old 13-11-2012, 21:50
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Also, re printer pro - I have found the app and it gets good reviews - but is it genuinely easy for a non- tech like me to use???
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Old 13-11-2012, 21:58
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I think thedrewser is saying that their wifi printer has a facility whereby it broadcasts its own wifi network, rather than just connecting to a network. That way, the iPad can connect to it like it would to any wifi network.

Otherwise, you will need an AirPrint compatible printer (I didn't think they were as rare as was being suggested on here) or a third party app.
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Old 13-11-2012, 22:11
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Also, re printer pro - I have found the app and it gets good reviews - but is it genuinely easy for a non- tech like me to use???
Printer pro is very easy to use and setup, install the app, and it takes you through what you need to do next.
Basically install the windows program as per instructions here;
http://support.readdle.com/ppd/

Then you are up and running.

If printer pro is not free anymore as an app, there is a printer pro lite app that is free, to test it.
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Old 13-11-2012, 23:24
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Have you tried the brother ios app, looks like it might help you with that printer, it's listed as working with iPhone, iPad etc
I tried this a few months ago but my printer was not supported, just tried it again and it appears it has been added. I can now print on my laser printer yay!
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Old 15-11-2012, 01:58
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Printer pro is very easy to use and setup, install the app, and it takes you through what you need to do next.
Basically install the windows program as per instructions here;
http://support.readdle.com/ppd/

Then you are up and running.

If printer pro is not free anymore as an app, there is a printer pro lite app that is free, to test it.
Thanks lettice

I'll give it a try
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Old 15-11-2012, 02:00
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I think thedrewser is saying that their wifi printer has a facility whereby it broadcasts its own wifi network, rather than just connecting to a network. That way, the iPad can connect to it like it would to any wifi network.

Otherwise, you will need an AirPrint compatible printer (I didn't think they were as rare as was being suggested on here) or a third party app.
Thanks, I'll try printer pro ( or pro printer ) first and if necessary will just have to bite the bullet and get an air printer....
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