Is there any kind of means to publish straight from my iPad to my wifi-connected printer?
I enjoy to acquire an application, yet the only printing application I'm mindful of appears to simply allow your ipad connect to a computer system that is attached to the printer and also properly print via it.
I'm aiming to publish from my ipad without making use of an additional computer system. Both the ipad and also the printer get on the very same wifi network (which is just how I publish from our laptop computers ).
EDIT : In my details instance, the printer is a Canon MP990.
The solution relies on what sort of printer you have.
The basic trouble is printer vehicle drivers. That is why every one of the applications make use of a server/proxy on a computer, in this way the can piggyback the desktop computers existing printer vehicle drivers. Or else they would certainly require to include vehicle drivers for all sustained printers.
A few of the printer suppliers have actually iPhone/iPad applications that can require to their network printers, yet clearly those only assistance their printers (a generally just current ones).
I anticipate this to transform at some time in the future (when Apple constructs printing assistance right into iOS), yet this just how points stand with iOS 3.2/ 4.0.
If you intend to publish images and also images, you can make use of Epson iPrint (there are comparable applications from various other printer suppliers, as an example Canon iEPP, HP iPrint Photo 2.0, Kodak Pic Flick or Lexmark LexPrint). For printing PDFs or various other records, the currently stated "print n share", "Print Bureau" (both from eurosmartz) or Air Sharing Pro from Avatron can be valuable.
I have actually made use of the iPad component of PrintCentral with combined outcomes - I have a HP Color LaserJet 2605dn attached to an Apple Airport router. The printer is set up as 'A4' (I'm in the UK) and also while some points publish simply great from the iPad, various other points appear to have pagination concerns. Printing from e-mails and also Safari usually appears all right.
To be reasonable I assume that the only means you're going to get this to function flawlessly is if you can locate a wifi printer with vehicle drivers for the iPad (do they also exist) - every little thing else is most likely to be some sort of concession.
EDIT : Just to be clear, PrintCentral can either publish straight to the 'network' printer, or can send information to an application on your Mac/PC. I have not attempted the last strategy (and also your inquiry claims you do not intend to do it in this way anyhow) - yet I have actually utilized it to connect and also straight print to my HP from the iPad.