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Printing From Your iPhone and iPad Without AirPrint

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With Apple’s latest upgrade of iOS 4.2 you’re probably wondering if your printer is on the current AirPrint list. We’ve got a list of them below, if yours is not on there though, don’t worry. We have found a phenomenal solution for you, called Printopia. Basically, Printopia allows you to wirelessly print to your Mac’s printer, whichever type that may be, whether it’s an inkjet, laser or photo printer. Not only that it is so simple to set up, take a look at this post to find out more.

AirPrint – Current Printer Supported Models

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Apple’s AirPrint enabled applications can print to a wireless printer that supports AirPrint—and you don’t need to install a driver or configure the printer queue. Tap print, select your printer that supports AirPrint, and print. It’s that simple.

Which is great, if you have one of the current printer models that AirPrint support. See the list above.

If You Don’t Have A Current AirPrint Supported Printer

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To give Printopia a try all you need to do is download it to your Mac – PC is not currently supported. There is a free 7 day trial so you can try before you buy. After that it will cost you $9.99. Once you have installed it onto your Mac, just select the Printers that you want it to work with.

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When you are ready just click the arrow icon at the top of the page and select which printer you want to send the document to. It is that simple. In fact if you don’t actually want to print, you can send the document as a PDF or JPG directly to your Mac, or to your Dropbox folder on your Mac.

Having tested this application with both my iPad and iPhone I have to say it works faultlessly. If you would like to give it a try for free – go here to download.

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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