There are a lot of things I really love about my iPad.Â As the majority of my content is synced with my PC, I didn’t really have a lot of need to print directly from the iPad itself.Â However, as I’ve found myself migrating more and more to the device, I decided to look into the requirements for enabling AirPrint.
One of the very first things you’ll find is that the selection of “AirPrint Approved” printers is listed on Apple’s Site (iOS: AirPrint 1010) is pretty slim.Â Myself, I’m not a very big fan of HP products (a story for another time) so I dug a little deeper.Â I came across a couple of articles on how to enable AirPrint Service on a Windows machine.Â Below are two tutorials that walk you right through the process.
“Enable Airprint in Windows and use any printer” – AramisTech.com
“AirPrint: how to make it work for shared printers” – Chris Rawson
Admittedly, I was a little frustrated when the network printer originally appeared and then disappeared, never to return.Â After a couple of reboots, I went to the task manager, stopped and restarted the AirPrint service.Â That seems to have done the trick and without any additional costs.