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    IPad AirPrint.
    I have my HP Photosmart C4780 hooked to my Time Capsule which is connected via ethernet cable to my iMac. All of the other computers that are connected to the wireless network print just fine to the HP c4780 which is the network printer. What do I need to do to get documents printed from the iPad?

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    Pretty sure that's not an AirPrint compatible printer but you can install the HP iPrint app.
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    Please remember to use the search function of these forums. This has been covered recently and I remember personally posting a link to HP's website with a list of the only printers right now that are compatible with AirPrint.
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    Let's be clear about the use of the word "compatible" with the word "Airprint."

    Nearly ALL printers are compatible with AirPrint ... if they are plugged (wired) into an Airport base station or wired into a Mac and shared on the network. That may not be what the OP meant, but it works.

    Printers that can work with the AirPrint *out of the box* on the other hard number (as of today) 18. Here's the original 12, and here's the six that were added today.

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    Does that mean that if I'm working off of a Time Capsule/Network, the HP App will work with said printer regardless of what is on the list?

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    My understanding is that if the printer is *Bonjour* compatible (and a lot of them are), and it's plugged into an Airport Base Station (or Time Capsule), Airprint will work with it. I don't know anything about "the HP app" so couldn't say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    and it's plugged into an Airport Base Station (or Time Capsule), Airprint will work with it.
    Does this go for Airport Express as well ..... Im thinking so ?!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    Let's be clear about the use of the word "compatible" with the word "Airprint."

    Nearly ALL printers are compatible with AirPrint ... if they are plugged (wired) into an Airport base station or wired into a Mac and shared on the network. That may not be what the OP meant, but it works.

    Printers that can work with the AirPrint *out of the box* on the other hard number (as of today) 18. Here's the original 12, and here's the six that were added today.
    Quote Originally Posted by McNewby View Post
    Does that mean that if I'm working off of a Time Capsule/Network, the HP App will work with said printer regardless of what is on the list?
    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    My understanding is that if the printer is *Bonjour* compatible (and a lot of them are), and it's plugged into an Airport Base Station (or Time Capsule), Airprint will work with it. I don't know anything about "the HP app" so couldn't say.
    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Does this go for Airport Express as well ..... Im thinking so ?!?!?
    That's not really true. Ultimately, sure, that will be the case, but Apple removed support for AirPrint via Airport or connected Mac/PC before they released 10.6.5 and 4.2.1. It was planned, but pulled at the last minute.

    So as of right now, there are only a handful of printers that directly support AirPrint and those are the only ones that work without hacks.

    What your'e describing may become the case in the future if Apple adds that functionality back in.

    The only printers compatible at the moment are listed at the bottom of this page:
    http://www.apple.com/iphone/features...011d48fe4d2f5c
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    IPad AirPrint
    We use Printopia and it just works for all our network printers.

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    Ditto for Printopia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    Thanks for the clarification there schweb, but my post was more to do with what CM had written about the Airport Base Station. Considering the AE and the ABS have the same printing capabilities, i was presuming that the AE could work like the ABS ...
    Thanks for the clarification there schweb, but my post was more to do with what CM had written about the Airport Base Station. Considering the AE and the ABS have the same printing capabilities, i was presuming that the AE could work like the ABS ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TattooedMac View Post
    Thanks for the clarification there schweb, but my post was more to do with what CM had written about the Airport Base Station. Considering the AE and the ABS have the same printing capabilities, i was presuming that the AE could work like the ABS ...

    Cheers
    Yes it can share printers on your network.

    But it won't enable AirPrint (neither will the Airport Extreme). Just want to make sure people understand that and aren't confused.
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    printopia might be able to solve your problem.

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