Apple has introduced a ‘print’ button onto iPads, iPhones and iPods. Unfortunately you need a special “AirPrint” enabled printer. Thankfully there is an application called ‘Handyprint’ that allows you to print to any printer. Here’s where to get it and how to use it.
On your iPhone at the bottom of some apps is a ‘share’ button. If you click this button you get a menu of different ways to share the content, one of these options is ‘print’ as shown below.
The Printer should now appear in your iPad or iPhone printing menu!
Printing directly from iOS without a computer:
There is an alternative way of doing this. You can an app on your iPhone or iPad that will attempt to print directly to your printer. ‘Printer pro’ in sone such app and there is a good set of instructions here. There’s a free version that will let you see if it works here.
I am not recommending Printer Pro. When I tried it all it printed was 11 pages of gobbledygook. Also, Printer Pro doesn’t work on some printers, and so they have released a ‘helper app’ called desktop helper which you can run on your computer. That now means you are running two apps. The good thing about handy print is that it uses the printer drivers on your computer, so if your computer can print to your printer then handy print can as well. Handyprint only costs $2 more.