If you have an iPad 2 or above, and you need to be able to quickly print a
document, email, web page (or just about any file), make sure you update your device to iOS 7. Why? Because the latest iteration of iOS has made
printing on-the-go incredibly easy.

Thanks to AirPrint, you can print from your device without having to install a single
driver — you just open the file, make a few taps, and you’re printing. However, the one caveat is that you can only print to AirPrint
printers. For a full list of printers that are compatible with your iPad, check
out this Apple support page.

If you happen to have one of these printers, all you need is to be connected to
the same wireless network. Once you’ve managed that feat, you’re ready to print. Here’s how:

  1. From
    one of the Apple apps (such as Mail, Safari, Photos, Camera, Maps, Pages,
    Numbers, Keynote, Filemaker Go, etc) tap on the square icon with the upward pointing
    arrow (Figure A)
  2. Swipe
    to the right or left until you see the Print button
  3. Tap
    the Print button
  4. Tap
    Select Printer
  5. When
    your AirPrint printer appears, tap it
  6. Select
    how many copies of the file you want to print
  7. Tap
    Print

Figure A

iOS 7 printing on a Verizon-branded iPad 2.

That’s it! Tablets continue to improve to the point where there’s no
debating their usage in the enterprise. With printing now a no-brainer, on-the-go users don’t have to struggle with printing documents for meetings,
business trips, or various corporate visits. If you have an
AirPrint-capable printer, you’re good to go.

Do you have any iPad printing tips or tricks? Share your expertise in the discussion thread below.