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I want to print stuff from my iPhone or IPad. My printer is connected to a PC. I saw there is an app called PrintCentral that after configuration should do the trick. It is a bit pricey, so I want to know:

a) Is PrintCentral a good app?
b) Is there a free or cheaper alternative?

EDIT: My PC is running Windows XP

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FingerPrint (OS X & Windows) is a paid application that enables a printer connected to your Mac or PC to become an AirPrint printer. It is a paid application.

For Windows

There is also a free program for Windows. You can download the files here. One they are downloaded, unzip the zip file and run the AirPrint_Installer.exe Then run either AirPrint iOS 5 FIX - 32Bit.reg or AirPrint iOS 5 FIX - 64Bit.reg depending on if you are running a 32 or a 64 bit version of Windows. Go back to AirPrint_Installer.exe, make sure "Service Startup" is set to "Auto" and click "Start". Reboot your computer. All these instructions and troubleshooting instructions can be found in the links above.

For Mac

AirPrint Activator is a free application that allows you to turn any shared printer into an Airprint printer. I have used it quite a bit now, and I highly recommend it. It has a very simple and easy to use UI:

Airprint Activator

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+1 for AirPrint Activator. –  revolver Apr 14 '12 at 5:31
    
Thanks. I am a bit outdated. :) –  revolver Apr 14 '12 at 5:36
    
My PC is running windows so I can not use this software. –  idober Apr 14 '12 at 6:06
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Sorry about that. I will do a little more research and find some Windows software. –  daviesgeek Apr 14 '12 at 16:26
    
@idober See updated answer. I left AirPrint Activator in my answer, because it could be helpful for others. –  daviesgeek Apr 14 '12 at 16:43
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