Printing from iOS to non-AirPrint printer?

I rarely need to print from my iPad, but tonight was one of those rare times, so I fired up my trusty Printer Pro from Readdle. It worked, but notified me that they had discontinued development of it.

I’ve got an old HP Deskjet that isn’t AirPrint compatible. I really don’t want to replace it (although ink cartridges for it are getting harder to find), so I’m wondering if any of you have any solutions for printing to non-AirPrint devices.

Thanks for any ideas!


Printopia will allow you to print from any device.


Another shoutout for Printopia. I’ve been using it for years, and it continues to serve me well.

Yep, I got it over 10 years ago in some bundle. I have bought all of their updates. I love it.

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I had an old Brother black and white laser printer , without WiFi, that I wanted to put on our wireless network. It took some tinkering, but I got it working with a Raspberry Pi.

Every 6 months or so I have to reboot the pi. Otherwise it has worked flawlessly for 2-3 years now.

I can dig up my notes on how I did it if anyone is interested.

Edit: If you have an always-on Mac, Printopia is probably easier. I didn’t.

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Thanks, everyone! Raspberry Pi is more than I’m willing to tackle. I’ll look into Printopia and while I don’t have an “always on” Mac now, that might be changing as my wife and I are upgrading old MacBooks (a 2016 Pro and a 2015 Air) with current models.


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@macsorcery @timstringer Question about Printopia. Does it work for printing from a Mac as well? I looked at the documentation on the Decisive Tactics site and found no mention of Mac to Mac printing, only iPhone and iPad were mentioned.

Thanks in advance.

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Haven’t used Printopia in ages but I don’t see why it shouldn’t work from Macs. Macs do support printing via AirPrint.

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if the mac is on your network, yes.

Great, thank you.

Update: I gave it a try today and it worked perfectly. Thanks again.

I was just dealing with this issue for my printer, struggling to print via Mac or mobile devices. Thank you for the app recommendation!