iPad: Print to a Wired Printer

You can print from your iPad to a wired printer that is connected to a desktop computer. For example, you a can use your iPad to print to your wired home printer from any location. To print to a wired printer, you need:

  • The printer that is connected by cable to your PC.
  • A PC that is connected to the Internet.
  • Google Cloud Print on the PC
  • The PrintCentral Pro app on your iPad.

Set Up Google Cloud Print

Google Cloud Print is a web-based service that enables you to print to a wired printer from any device that can access the Internet, including your IPad. You must set up Google Cloud Print on the PC to which your printer is connected.

To set up Google Cloud Print:

  1. Open the Chrome browser on your PC.
  2. In the address bar, type chrome://devices and press Enter.
  3. Under Classic Printers, click Add printers.
  4. Select the printers you want to add.
  5. Click Add printer(s)

Set Up PrintCentral Pro

You can use the PrintCentral Pro app with Google Cloud Print to print a document from your iPad to your wired printer over the Internet.

Download the PrintCentral Pro app from the App Store. To set up Google Cloud Print in PrintCentral Pro, create a test document in Notes.

To set up Google Cloud Print in PrintCentral Pro:

  1. Open the test document in Notes.
  2. Tap the Share icon.
  3. Tap Print with PCL Pro.
  4. Tap Google Cloud Printing.
  5. Enter your Google username (email address).
  6. Tap Connect.
  7. Choose your Google account.
  8. Tap Allow to let PrintCentral Pro manage your printers. Your printers are added to the Printers (WiFi) list.
  9. Select the wired printer that is connected to your PC.

Print Using PrintCentral Pro

To print to your home printer using PrintCentral Pro:

  1. Open a document.
  2. Tap the Share icon.
  3. Tap Print with PCL Pro.
  4. The Print dialogue box opens to the last printer you used. If you have set up and selected your printer as described above, this will be the printer connected to your desktop computer.
  5. Tap Printer Options to select print options such as the number of copies and orientation.
  6. Tap Print.
  7. Alternatively, tap Choose to select a different printer.

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