Printing from the iPad
This lesson explains how to print from the iPad on the College WiFi networks using AirPrint. Teachers are able to print to all printers other than those in the admin offices and the large Media printer in the I7 Media Lab. Students are restricted to using the printers in classrooms or in the Library.
Overview of AirPrint
AirPrint is an Apple technology that lets applications create full-quality prints to AirPrint compatible printers or print servers. The majority of the apps on the App Store make use of AirPrint.
To use AirPrint, you need one of the following iOS devices running iOS 5 or later:
- iPad (all models)
- iPad Mini
- iPhone (3GS or later)
- iPod touch (3rd generation or later)
AirPrint printers or the print server must be connected to the same WiFi network as the iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch.
How To Print
To print on an iPad from inside an App, you need to click on the "Share button" in the App (see above). This is usually found near the top of an app, but is sometimes found inside of a higher level menu such as in Pages (see below for example).
Printing from Pages, Keynote, or Numbers
In Pages, Keynote and Numbers (iWork) on the iPad, the "Share" button is part of the Tools submenu rather than a button at the top of the menu itself.
To print on the iPad from one of these Apps, click the Tools button and then select the "Share and Print" option.
Step 1: When you have entered the "Share" menu, you will see a "Print" icon. Click this button to bring up the Print Menu (see below).
Step 2: You will now see the Print Menu on the iPad. There are several options that can be chosen from this menu depending on the capabilities of the printer you have selected, including:
- Select Printer - Click this option to bring up all of the available printers on the network (see next step below).
- Range - Click this option to select a specific page or pages to print
- Copies - Select the number of copies of the document to print. The default is one.
- Double-sided - Printers that have duplex capabilities will offer the option of doing single or double-sided prints. The default is double-sided to save paper.
These options will be shown in more detail below.
Select a Printer
Step 3: To select a printer on the network, click the "Select Printer" option that is displayed in the Print Menu. You should now see a range of printers on the network that are available to print to from the iPad. Select the printer that you want to use.
Enter User Account Details (Login)
Step 4: Next, you will be prompted for your Network Account details (e.g. Edumate login). Enter your username and password and click "OK".
Step 5: Once you have successfully authenticated using your network login, the Printer Options screen above will appear on your iPad and you can select the print range and number of copies to be printed.
Set Print Range
Step 6: If you want to print all pages of a document, then just click the "Print" button in the Print Menu to do so. However, if you would like to select a specific page range of a document, then click on the "Range" option in the Print Menu and set the page number(s) that you would like to print.
Once you have set the page range, click "Back" to return to the Print Menu.
Step 7: Once you have selected a printer, page range, the number of copies you want to print, and between single or double-sided prints - just click Print and your print job will be sent to the selected printer.