With Print Magic, you can print images text and web pages directly from your iPad, iPod touch or iPhone – without a computer! You’ll need an print app like Print Magic because printing is not built in to the iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch. Important: Be aware that this iPad to printer direct method method requires the following
- You’ll need a WIRELESS printer that supports the Postscript “Page Description Language (PDL)” data stream”.
- You’ll also need the Apple iTunes “Print Magic” App from Wellala
- If your printer does NOT support PDL, you can use the “Print Central” print App described at this link.
It’s important that you understand that to print directly to a printer, you’ll need a wireless printer that supports PDL. The PDL print language is a form of the PostScript Printer language. Before you BUY the PrintMagic App, you should visit the Wellala website to confirm your wireless printer is listed on the Wallala website as compatible. If your printer is not listed at the website, you can still downloand and run the Wellala Printer Test App to see if PrintMagic is compatible with your printer. If your printer does not support PDL, then you can still print from your Apple portable device, but you’ll need to use an app such as “PrintCentral” using instructions described.
How it Works
Print Magic uses the WiFi in your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch to send print jobs directly to to the WiFi receiver in compatible wireless printers. You can print nearly anything from Safari, Mail, Photos, or any application. Anything you can select and copy on the screen of your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch, you can print to a printer using PrintMagic. A problem with this method of cutting and pasting is that it’s not especially quick and not especially easy if you’re printing multiple pages. The other “Print Central” printing app’s interface allows you to view web pages and emails, photos and contacts and allows much faster printing by simply clicking on a print icon at the top right of each screen. Still, if you want to print directly to a wireless PDL printer, you may prefer Wellala’s Print Magic App.