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Old 12-05-11, 01:45 PM
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Do any tablets print to wireless printers (other than their own brand)?

Among my computer arsenal I have HP and Samsung tablets as well as a Kodak printer.

I gave the HP tablet to my wife who likes to browse recipes as she watches tv. Problem is the HP and the Samsung only print to printers of their own brand so she is unable to print what she finds.

Do have any of you own tablets that print wirelessly to printers not of the same brand? Would an Ipad accomplish this?
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Old 12-05-11, 01:58 PM
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Re: Do any tablets print to wireless printers (other than their own brand)?

iPad can print to printers that support Airprint, so unless your printer is a newer model I doubt it's supported. Canon has their own iphone app to print to their printers that works ok.
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Old 12-05-11, 02:53 PM
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Re: Do any tablets print to wireless printers (other than their own brand)?

Kodak just released a Document Print app for Android devices today. The printer has to be a Kodak AIO that is registered with Google Cloud Print:
http://www.sacbee.com/2011/12/05/410...ent-cloud.html
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.kodak.view

Kodak also has a separate Pic Flick app for printing pictures to certain printers:
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.kodak.picflic


http://www.kodak.com/ek/US/en/Organi...obile_Apps.htm

Edit: Kodak states that any of the AIO printers will work with this app, although the earlier (non-cloud ready) printers will need the print jobs to route through a computer:
http://support.en.kodak.com/app/answ.../selected/true
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Old 12-05-11, 03:19 PM
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Re: Do any tablets print to wireless printers (other than their own brand)?

Wow, what great timing. Mines the 5250 (I think..I am at work) so I'll check tonight. Thanks!

On second thought, The HP isn't Android. Drats, foiled again!!
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Re: Do any tablets print to wireless printers (other than their own brand)?

Originally Posted by kayak99 View Post
Wow, what great timing. Mines the 5250 (I think..I am at work) so I'll check tonight. Thanks!

On second thought, The HP isn't Android. Drats, foiled again!!
it is very easy to put android on your HP... I just did it.
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Re: Do any tablets print to wireless printers (other than their own brand)?

I can print from our iPad2 and iPhones wirelessly to PC-Attached printers. Currently using Epson printers.
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Old 12-05-11, 04:43 PM
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Re: Do any tablets print to wireless printers (other than their own brand)?

Apple's Airprint currently works on select Canon, Epson, HP, and Lexmark printers.
http://support.apple.com/kb/ht4356

There's currently a program that can let you print via Airprint to other printers attached to a PC or Mac:
http://ipadhelp.com/ipad-help/airpri...os-5-or-later/


WebOS was supposed to get an ePrint app for printing to HP printers, but it hasn't been released yet.


Google's Cloud Print may be one solution. You should be able to enable any printer for Could Print:
http://www.google.com/landing/cloudprint/

You can run it in Android:
https://market.android.com/details?i...slf.cloudprint

For the HP tablet, the mobile version of Google Docs can print to a Cloud Print enabled printer:
https://docs.google.com/support/bin/...answer=1066283

So the process would be: copy the text from the webpage, paste it into a Google Doc, then print the Google Doc.
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