Wireless printer for iPad

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davidevans1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,908
Wireless printer for iPad

I currently use Lightroom CC Classic on a PC and an Epson 3880 printer used exclusively with matt paper.

My wife Ann uses Lightroom CC on her iPad and when she wants to print (which is quite regularly) we have to transfer the files to Lightroom CC Classic and print from that program. Ann only used matt paper also.
We generally print colour using LR printer controls and a paper profile on the PC.

We rarely print larger than A3+ these days, we used to print more on A2.

We now use Canson Arches 88 paper exclusively and have no plans to change (it’s really nice paper).

Is there a printer where we could get consistent ‘fine art’ pigment ink prints via WiFi from LR CC direct from the iPad please?
Thanks in advance for any advice.

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NAwlins Contrarian Veteran Member • Posts: 6,598
Problem is driver not printer?

My wife Ann uses Lightroom CC on her iPad and when she wants to print (which is quite regularly) we have to transfer the files to Lightroom CC Classic and print from that program....

We generally print colour using LR printer controls and a paper profile on the PC....

Is there a printer where we could get consistent ‘fine art’ pigment ink prints via WiFi from LR CC direct from the iPad please?

I thought the fundamental problem is that the Apple AirPrint drivers don't offer the controls / facilities for color-managed printing, and that there is no alternative to AirPrint when printing from an iPad. If this is correct, then I don't see how any printer you might buy can fix your problem.

FWIW, I'd be happy to learn I'm wrong. My own experience with this is minimal, setting up my mother-in-law's iPad to print to her lower-end Canon inkjet. There sure didn't seem to be more than the most basic of options. Conversely, when I set up for my parents a modest wireless Canon all-in-one, fully color-managed printing from their Windows machines worked as expected (the printer installer even placing ICC profiles for several common Canon photo papers).

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Gesture Veteran Member • Posts: 9,260
Re: Problem is driver not printer?

You proved the print.  Fully color managed work flow is obviously possible through WiFi.  Apple stubbornness.  Could be a way for more serious workers to optionally turn on a Color Matching tab.  I just ran into the same problem on a BW laser printer.  I have to go to the machine to change settings.

EliziahSmith New Member • Posts: 2
Re: Wireless printer for iPad

davidevans1 wrote:

I currently use Lightroom CC Classic on a PC and an Epson 3880 printer used exclusively with matt paper.

My wife Ann uses Lightroom CC on her iPad and when she wants to print (which is quite regularly) we have to transfer the files to Lightroom CC Classic and print from that program. Ann only used matt paper also.
We generally print colour using LR printer controls and a paper profile on the PC.

We rarely print larger than A3+ these days, we used to print more on A2.

We now use Canson Arches 88 paper exclusively and have no plans to change (it’s really nice paper).

Is there a printer where we could get consistent ‘fine art’ pigment ink prints via WiFi from LR CC direct from the iPad please?
Thanks in advance for any advice.

Hey David

you must use HP DeskJet 3755 Compact All-in-One Wireless Printer, I am also using the same.

NAwlins Contrarian Veteran Member • Posts: 6,598
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I currently use Lightroom CC Classic on a PC and an Epson 3880 printer used exclusively with matt paper.

My wife Ann uses Lightroom CC on her iPad and when she wants to print (which is quite regularly) we have to transfer the files to Lightroom CC Classic and print from that program. Ann only used matt paper also.
We generally print colour using LR printer controls and a paper profile on the PC....

We now use Canson Arches 88 paper exclusively and have no plans to change (it’s really nice paper).

Is there a printer where we could get consistent ‘fine art’ pigment ink prints via WiFi from LR CC direct from the iPad please?

you must use HP DeskJet 3755 Compact All-in-One Wireless Printer, I am also using the same.

The HP DeskJet 3755 does not produce pigment-ink prints; although the black ink is pigment, the color inks are dyes. Also, the DeskJet 3755 is a four-color printer, and there aren't too many people who regard that as suitable for "fine art" prints. The OP's current Epson 3880 uses all pigment inks, and eight colors of them.

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OP davidevans1 Senior Member • Posts: 1,908
Re: Wireless printer for iPad

As an update someone posted a reply to a different question I have on the Medium Format Forum:

right now LR just came out with another update, I don't think there is much in terms of color and processing that LR can't do (compared to classic) but printing pretty much has to be done somewhere else. I have epson p900 and use the epson app, it works great on iPad, on my Mac I either use the epson app or PS or LR.

So I think you can print from LR CC on an iPad via the Epson app. I’m not yet sure if there is the facility for paper profiles.

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