Printing from Tablets
Below we've listed the main ways to print from tablets.
1. AirPrint from Apple
2. Free Apps from Printer Manufacturers
Most printer manufacturers have now developed their own free apps for printing directly from iPads, iPod Touches and Android Tablets. Here are links to the free apps from the main manufacturers. You will need to check that your printer is compatible with the app.There are two ways that the printing works.
Method A: This involves simply installing the app on the iPad. You then select your printer and print away. The following apps use this method.
Method B: Involves installing the app and installing a program on a PC. The app sends the print job to the computer which then prints to the default printer. This is used by the printer apps listed below.
3. Third Party Software
There are other pieces of software that will print to any printer on your network. These also involve installing an app on each iPad and software on your computer. They are not free as they incur a monthly charge.
Collobos Presto is a program you install on a PC that makes it’s printer visible to iPads and Chromebooks . When you print a document it sends it to the PC, which then prints it out to its default printer.
The Print n Share app costs £2.99 and will print from any wi fi enables printer if you also install the free software on a computer wirelessly linked to your printer. The app interface is not the easiest to use though.
Install the computer software here.