Readdle's Printer Pro app is designed for printing directly from an iOS device to a wireless printer without needing to route print data through a PC or the Internet. It will also work with non-wireless printers but this requires a PC. Printer Pro can work on printers that are not compatible with Apple's own AirPrint system.

Wireless Printer

Step 1

Download and install Printer Pro (see Resources).

Step 2

Check that your printer is switched on and connected to the same wireless network as your iPad.

Step 3

Tap the icon for the document you want to print and select the "Open in Printer Pro" option. The app will now open.

Step 4

Select your printer from the list to start the print. If it's not in the list, you can use the "Add printer manually" option, though you'll need to know the IP address assigned to the printer by your router. If this doesn't work or you can't find the address, you'll need to use the PC connection option.

PC Connection Setup

Step 1

Download and install Printer Pro on your iPad (see References.) Download and install Printer Pro Desktop on your computer.

Step 2

Open Printer Pro Desktop, select "Setup Remote Printing" and make a note of the six digit number displayed on the screen.

Step 3

Open the "Printers" screen on your iPad (just tap "print" in the options for any document", tap "Add Cloud Printer" and type in the six-digit number. You'll now see your computer listed as an option whenever you try to print from the iPad. Select the computer and, as long as it is connected to your printer and the printer switched on, your document will print. Note that this will work even if your iPad is on a different Wi-Fi network than your PC.