Many consider the iPad similar to a laptop. You can use it to write and edit documents in Pages. The only problem is that when it comes to printing options you will feel a little limited. The official solution suggested by Apple is to sync the documents to your computer and print them from that device. That’s not something that those who want to find more about iPad printing are expecting to hear. Fortunately, third parties have made available apps that allow me to suggest a few alternatives and work with a wide range of printers (from Epson, HP, Canon and more).
The printing apps for iPad aren’t excellent, but useless either. We would all like one that could make available wireless printing to any compatible printer, but that type of app is yet to come. The only reliable choice available is Air Sharing HD, an app that can be used to print iPad documents because it can connect to a printer shared by multiple computers on a Wi-Fi network. The only problem is that this app confronts iPad users with a few formatting oddities.
If you want to print a photo using a Wi-Fi compatible Canon printer, you will be able to successfully use on the iPad, Easy Photo-Print for iPhone, an app made available for free by Canon. In terms of interface it won’t look attractive, because it’s an app optimized for the iPhone’s smaller display, but it will get the job done. With its help you will be able to print any photo and screenshot saved within your iPad’s photo gallery. What you can’t print is usual documents. An app that promises to work with a wider variety of documents is ePrint, but most people who have tried it have had trouble using it to connect the iPad to a HP or Epson wireless printer. You should give it a try if you are the owner of a Lexmark laser printer, because in this case the results provided are better.
In the case of shared printers, the best choice remains Air Sharing HD, an app that will make iPad printing available in exchange for $9.99. This app can search only for printers that are shared on a Mac Wi-Fi network. You can’t print with its help files that are local on your iPad, but you can use a trick to make it work in your favor. By sending the file of your interest as email attachment to yourself, you will be able to open it on your iPad through Air Sharing HD and use the shared printer to transfer the document in question on paper.
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