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iPad Portable Printer Recommendation

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What is the status with iPad printing? I know they added airprint in iOS 4.2.1, but I can't find very much information about it. From what I can see it includes a very small group of HP printers.

I need a portable printer to leave in a truck that an iPad can print to.

Can anyone make a recommendation for a portable printer compatible with the iPad, either through a separate app or airprint?

Thanks.
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Hi tvacc,

Printing from the iPad is a giant PITA.  AirPrint only works with those HPs that support it so you are very limited there.

As far as apps go, there are several but they all need the printer and the iPad to be on the same wifi network.  Will this be the case?
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It will be in a truck, so there will be no wifi network set up. I was hoping for bluetooth.
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There are apps that support bluetooth but need a computer to act as a bridge between the iPad and the printer.  I know...that sucks.  

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Yes that is pretty ridiculous.

Do the HP Printers that support airprint need a wireless network to function?

Is there a list of these HP printers that support airprint?
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>> Do the HP Printers that support airprint need a wireless network to function?

No.  If the printer supports AirPrint, the iPad should be able to find it and connect.

>> Is there a list of these HP printers that support airprint?

Yep, Apple has the complete list here:

http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/airprint.html

AirPrint-enabled printers

    * HP Envy e-All-in-One series (D410a)
    * HP Photosmart Plus e-AiO (B210a)
    * HP Photosmart Premium e-AiO (C310a)
    * HP Photosmart Premium Fax e-AiO (C410a)
    * HP Photosmart e-AiO (D110)
    * HP Photosmart eStation (C510)
    * HP LaserJet Pro M1536dnf Multifunction Printer
    * HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fn Color Multifunction Printer
    * HP LaserJet Pro CM1415fnw Color Multifunction Printer

    * HP LaserJet Pro CP1525n Color Printer
    * HP LaserJet Pro CP1525nw Color Printer
    * HP Officejet 6500A e-AiO
    * HP Officejet 6500A Plus e-AiO
    * HP Officejet 7500A Wide Format e-AiO
    * HP Officejet Pro 8500A e-AiO
    * HP Officejet Pro 8500A Premium e-AiO
    * HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-AiO

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