Printing to Wireless Epson Printers from iPad – There’s a Free App for That

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AirPrint is the iOS feature that allows wireless printing directly from the iPad and iPhone in iOS 4.2 and above. Unfortunately, the current list of supported printers is still woefully short and still only includes HP printers. Luckily, there are some good solutions around for making nearly all shared printers work with AirPrint – like the excellent AirPrint Activator.

If you have an Epson wireless printer, there is also a good looking free app from Epson themselves that supports nearly as many printers as are on the official AirPrint list. Epson iPrint is the app, and it currently supports 21 Epson printers from the Artisan, Stylus, Stylus Photo, and Workforce series. The official list of AirPrint supported printers still only includes 28 HP printers.

Here’s a bit of the App Store intro for Espon iPrint:

Print anytime to any nearby wireless Epson all-in-one. Print photos, webpages and files including Microsoft® Word, Excel®, PowerPoint® and PDF documents. You can even scan and save your file or send in an e-mail. Also supports online file services such as Box.net, Dropbox or Evernote®.
Epson iPrint makes printing easy and convenient. Print directly to a wide variety of Epson printers within your wireless network.

I haven’t used the app as I don’t have an Epson printer, but it sounds like a good option for those who do, if you’ve not already got wireless printing from your iPad working. If you’ve had a chance to use the app let us know what you think of it in the comments.

Here’s an App Store link for Epson iPrint; it’s a free app and a universal app designed for both iPad and iPhone.

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14 thoughts on “Printing to Wireless Epson Printers from iPad – There’s a Free App for That

  1. I have a wireless Epson printer at home and work. I will be trying this out very soon.

    • I tried it out. I opened a document in Goodreader, then used the open in function to open in the Epson app. First you select the printer on your network, which was very quick. You could adjust the output settings by clicking a configure button. I clicked the print button. For a two page document. It took each page about 30 seconds to process. It printed fine. Definitely think this will be a handy app. For a printer, I was using an Epson workforce 610.

  2. I’ve used this a few times only and it works well. One of the things I don’t like, but that is not a big deal, is you cannot print web pages directly from Safari. You have to copy the link, paste it into the app, then print. Other than that it is a great app. Hopefully the next version will add the feature to print from the browser.

  3. Just tried this on my epson 610, worked like a charm! Can use google docs and dropbox as well. :)

  4. Just used I print to scan lots of docs and saved locally in iprint ‘saved documents’ as pdf’s so I could then email as attachments. Guess what, no way of doing this it seems the ‘saved docs’ folder can only be used to view and print from, not email or do anything else with. Anyone know how I can access the PDFs,they must be saved somewhere on the iPad ?

  5. I started with this, but decided that the Print (Print to All Printers) app by EuroSmartz was better for printing from my iPhone and iPad.

  6. how do i print using the epson app?… i have the epson nx230 and it says right on the box that it can print wirelessly from an ipad… i have done everything i can think of to get it to work.. i have the app installed and can see the printer on my ipad but when i go and try to print an existing document it says it cant find my printer.. its like i need to open the document in the epson app but i cant figure out how to do that… (sorry i am not that tech savvy)

    • I am experiencing the same problem. What do I need to do to make the connection from the Epson printer to the iPad? The iPad app is installed but it can’t find the printer.

      What step am I missing?