Most userfriendly wireless printing app for Android tablet

Hi All,

I have never used wireless printing from a tablet or much from a PC to be honest.

I have 2 android tablets (Kitkat & Lollipop) and would be interested in anyone's recommendations of who the best printing manufacturer would be to go with.

I would like to buy a relatively budget inkjet printer but I suspect the most important part of this is choosing the right manufacturer who has a simple to use app and decent levels of cross platform compatibility.

The amount of usage will be very low with 1 or 2 pages of emails or tickets being printed a week
Matthew EmeryHomeAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I use an HP 8610 and it has Air Print (but I have the printer wired to my network).  This is good value but not "budget" .  For "budget", go to Staples, Best Buy or like and review the budget printers. Make sure they can do Air Print. Most, not all, Air Print smartphone software is available for iPhone and Android.
Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
Android will never use AirPrint.

Go with Canon if you want user friendly printer. Easy to setup and use.

When you have tried the app from Canon, you will think other manufacturers are just stupid.

The downside is the ink is pretty expensive but it should not be significant for you as the fact that "The amount of usage will be very low with 1 or 2 pages of emails or tickets being printed a week.".

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.canon.bsd.ad.pixmaprint

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Matthew EmeryHomeAuthor Commented:
Thank you for the valued feedback!

If I were to get either a wireless HP and Canon printer, do I still need to conect it and configure it onto a local desktop PC or laptop first or would I just be able to connect the printer to the same router as the tablet and use an app for printing?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am not sure about the Canon, but my HP need only sit on my network and the iPhone has the software to print. You may find it easier to set up on a computer and know that it works and prints before trying to print from a smartphone.
Jackie ManIT ManagerCommented:
For personal all in one printer, select the Canon Pixma series and they are on wireless capable and set it as a wireless printer on your network.

Unless you have only one computer and no mobile devices, connect the printer via USB cable.
Matthew EmeryHomeAuthor Commented:
Thank you very much.

I have had a look at the compatibility list and printers available having decided to go with Canon and the fallback of HP if required.  The Canon app looks easy to use, well documented and has a lot of good compatibility.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thank you for the update and I was happy to help.
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