How do you print from an ipad












With the release of iOS 4.2, finally Apple iPads and iPhones can print! Of course the this possibility opens up many questions, particularly from network administrators managing printing in schools, colleges and Universities. How do I control AirPrint printing and prevent a student free-for-all? It’s been such a popular question and hot topic on our support queue that we’ve started work straight away on an iPad print control option.

Recently, as we all know, AirPrint is one of the headline new features in the latest version of the iPad software – iOS 4.2. It allows you to print directly to certain wireless printers from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch (see below for which models and other requirements).















How to use airprint to print from ipad, you could please following the below instruction:


(1)Download and install iTunes 10.1.

(2)Make sure the printer is setup as a shared printer on your local PC

(3)Printer and iOS device should share the same Wifi connection

(4)Make sure you have full administrator privileges to enable / disable services on your PC


1)download AirPrint installer for Windows , once downloaded, right-click on setup.exeand choose Run as administrator from the pop-up menu.

2)Just follow the on-screen instructions to install AirPrint service on Windows

3)Once installation completes, Windows Firewall will prompt you allow or deny AirPrint features to be shared over networks. Click on Allow access button.

(Please note that only HP ePrint enabled Photosmart, Officejet and Laserjet printers currently supports Apple’s AirPrint service. You don’t need any additional network setup if you are using one of these printers and can print any media directly from your iOS 4.2.1 AirPrint enabled Device).

How To Enable AirPrint On Windows (Complex Method):

1)You will need the latest version of iTunes on your Windows system, as mentioned in the prerequisites.

2)download the AirPrint files. Extract the zipped version to a folder named ‘AirPrint‘ on your desktop. This folder will contain three files – airprint.exe, libairprint.dll and Xpdfprint.dll

3)If you are on a 32-bit computer, move this folder from the desktop to “C:\Program Files\”. Users on a 64-bit computer will have to instead move the folder to “C:\Program Files(x86)\”

4)From the desktop screen, go to Start -> Run and type CMD. Press the return key to continue

5)Enter the following commands in the command window that appears. Please Note : Enter the commands as-is. Remember to insert a space after the ‘=’ symbol.

32-bit Windows

sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files\AirPrint\airprint.exe -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto

sc.exe start AirPrint

64-bit Windows

sc.exe create AirPrint binPath= “C:\Program Files (x86)\AirPrint\airprint.exe -s” depend= “Bonjour Service” start= auto

sc.exe start AirPrint

6)The airprint.exe application will now be launched. If you are prompted by the Windows Firewall, choose to ‘Allow Access‘.

7)Configure the printer settings so that it is set to the Shared mode on both the printer settings as well as on the network settings

8)You will be prompted for the Admin user ID and password the first time you launch AirPrint from your iDevice. Enter the credentials to enable wireless printing.


That is it you are done. You should be able to print from your iPhone, iPad or iPad Touch via AirPrint to any printer connected to your Windows PC. Please let us know how the process goes in the comments section below.


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