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Mandy asks…

How to print from iPad to a printer?

I need to print things from my iPad onto my wired printer. I know there are ways of doing it with a wireless printer. Is it possible? or do I have to buy a wireless printer? Thanks a lot!
James 🙂

admin answers:

Simplest way, I think, is to email the document, then open the email on a computer connected to the printer. In Pages, I think there is a button that sends the document straight to email

Only brand new wireless printers let you print directly from the iPad. They are easy to find if you are looking for one.

William asks…

Would the iPad camera kit provide a way to print documents from Pages?

Does Pages allow saving documents to the SD card, or is access to the SD card limited to Photos? This would make printing from the iPad really really really easy!

admin answers:

No, now it is camera only, but who knows what might change in the future, but don’t count on it. I spoke with an Apple tech person yesterday. The USB device only allows downloading picture from a camera. There are no drivers in existence today that allow printing from the USB device. Can only print using a Wi-Fi printer. For details what iPad can do, please see

Steven asks…

Wireless printing from iPad to hpb100a?

iPad cannot find printer

admin answers:

Printers need to receive the data in a format that they understand, and that usually requires specific drivers loaded onto computers in order to do that. However, HP has several printers that are made specifically to work with iPods & iPads.

Though you might have some other options. Check out the following links for some info that might work for you as one says you can also print using AirPrint to a non-wireless printer that is plugged into an Apple Airport Express via Ethernet.

How To Print From Your iPhone or iPod touch,2817,2352101,00.asp

How to Make Any Printer AirPrint Compatible

How to Enable AirPrint Printing on Windows?

How To Enable AirPrint for Windows and Use Any Printer

Otherwise you would need a compatible ePrint/AirPrint printer in order to do that. See this website:

Here is a list of compatible printers currently:
AirPrint-enabled printers
HP Envy e-All-in-One series (D410a)
HP Photosmart Plus e-AiO (B210a)
HP Photosmart Premium e-AiO (C310a)
HP Photosmart Premium Fax e-AiO (C410a)
HP Photosmart e-AiO (D110)
HP Photosmart eStation (C510)
HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf Multifunction Printer
HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fn Color Multifunction Printer
HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Color Multifunction Printer
HP LaserJet Pro CP1525n Color Printer
HP LaserJet Pro CP1525nw Color Printer
HP Officejet 6500A e-AiO
HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-AiO
HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-AiO
HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-AiO
HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-AiO

Without one of those printers, it’ll be hard to be able to print like you want.

Airport Express

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