There are now even more ways to print from your iPad. Still the easiest way is using an AirPrint-compatible printer. These were first introduced in 2010 with a handful of choices from HP. Now there are dozens of models from HP, Canon, Brother, and Epson. Go to Apple’s printer support page. If your printer is listed, then congratulations — no special software, apps, or setup is needed — it just works. Since early this year I’ve been using one such AirPrint device from HP, their 5510 Photosmart all-in-one eprinter, purchased from Staples for $79. Works great!
But if your printer is not AirPrint-compatible, don’t worry: you now also have a way to print from your iPad. You’ll need to purchase the Fingerprint program ($20) for your Mac or PC, but that is less expensive than a new printer. This is similar to Printopia, a program I’ve used on my Mac for a year or two, which allows me to print from my iPad to my older HP printer attached to my Mac computer.
This article gives you step-by-step instructions for both methods, and includes a nice video.
Of course there is a third alternative for printing which I sometimes use: email the photo or document to yourself, and then print it from your computer.
With all these choices you should be able to find a method that suits you.