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Old 10-09-2012, 11:49 AM
 
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Does anyone know how one can print from an iPad (new) to a Brother printer without buying a new printer with Airprint enabled?

I can't find a solution using good old Google. TIA!!
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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Google cloud print maybe.
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
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Brother has an app they call iPrint for this. Check to see if your model is compatible with said app.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:16 PM
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i had to buy a printer that was wireless internet packaged. i found an hp for $50 a few days ago on walmart.com. if the printer didn't come with instructions and parts to set it up for a wireless network capability, i think youll just have to dropbox, cloud, or email the file to yourself.
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:52 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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The easiest way is to buy an AirPrint-ready printer from the list of printers at the Apple website. This way you don't have to have any printing apps to print whatever you want. For example, I both an HP LaserJet 1102w at one of the local stores, and my wife uses it to print straight from whichever app she is using at the moment on her iPad, or from her computer, all without having to use a printing app.

Down toward the bottom of this webpage (link below), there is a list of printers that should be AirPrint ready:
iOS: AirPrint 101
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Old 10-10-2012, 01:20 AM
 
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The easiest way is to buy an AirPrint-ready printer from the list of printers at the Apple website.
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without buying a new printer with Airprint enabled?
Apple user's default solution: Buy new hardware to make the apple product happy!
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Google "AirPrint Activator", or "handy print" the new name for it. It works on Mac, but I think there is a version for the PC. (edit: not yet, but soon AirPrint Activator is not forgetting Windows users « Netputing )

a quick search turns up this page: FingerPrint turns any printer into an AirPrint printer | iPhone Atlas - CNET Reviews
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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He clearly said "without buying an AirPrint printer". So I am quite sure he was aware of that option.

There's an app for that. Check out PrinterShare in the app store. There's a free trial you can use to test it before you buy.
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:28 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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Apple user's default solution: Buy new hardware to make the apple product happy!
No. You got it all wrong, at least in relation to what I said. Every printer manufacturer produces ePrint-ready printers. AirPrint is an Apple technology that uses ePrint. Apple lists the printers from all printer manufacturers that work well with AirPrint. That's all there is to it. I use Mac's, PC's, and my wife's iPad to print with the HP printer I mentioned in my previous post.

For those who want to use old hardware, then they can use a print app of numerous available. But there is nothing easier than printing straight from whichever application you are using at the moment. So if the OP does not want to buy a new printer, then he can use one of several print apps.
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Old 10-15-2012, 05:01 AM
 
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print n share is a good one - have a look for it on the app store
it claims to print to any printer
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