My issue is not a new one and have searched for a similiar problem and just confused myself from several answers. I have an ipad 2 and a brother DCP J140W wireless printer, downloaded the app so I can print from the web through the app no problem but cant print an email from mail. The error message is cant find airport printer.
i have read about different downloads eg airport express and similiar but as i mentioned before confused myself with what will actually work.
Any help on this basic but frustrating topic would be very appreciated.
Does your Brother printer support the AirPrint protocol?
If not then you need a 3rd party software solution as da5id mentioned. The 3rd party app would need to be running at all times on a computer that is able to access the printer, and the computer must also be connected to your network
It acts as a faux AirPrint destination for your iPad, so instead of printing straight to the printer, your iPad sends the job to the 3rd party app, which then sends it on to the printer.
Examples of this solution are Fingerprint on Windows, and Printopia for Mac.