The printing apps that appear when searching don't come out with many positive reviews. In fact, mostly negative. None appear to offer a 'cut down' option so you can try it. You've got to stump up money to try it. I don't mind paying for it, but, the reviews are poor and it looks so very hit-and-miss, mostly miss.
1) it just works ..thus you are imagining a "problem" 2) you are not holding it correctly. 3) printing with an ipad is done lithographically ..first draw or trace what you wish print on the display with a grease pencil, then etch the display area with dilute nitric acid in a gum arabic solution..
Next clean with turpentine..ready for inking ..the ink is applied with a roller...and the paper placed in contact with the inked surface of the ipad and subjected to pressure..
The ipad2 can also be printed from using the offset lithographic method..( and due to its toughened display area, will last longer than the ipad1 if the first method is used ) for details of how to print from the ipad see [en.wikipedia.org...]
When not in use it is suggested that either ipad be stored in a rollneck sweater ..cashmere and dark colours are best ..
The operation of an iPad is intuitively obvious to anyone of the meanest intelligence provided they are under 25 years old and have owned both an iPod and an iPhone since the day each came out.
For everyone else there is a handy user's guide that can be downloaded from Point A after jumping through hoops B-D, transferred to the iPad by following steps E-H-- skipping step G which will erase everything else on the iPad-- and then can be easily read using an app downloadable from Point I by following a process approximately but not exactly corresponding to steps B-H, only this time skipping F. Once you have done this, you will be able to read the manual, which tells you how to execute the preceding steps.
then it doesn't look like you will be printing from your ipad, not everything can be done from an "app" it probably gets poor reviews because it just sends everything to the printer in raw PS or something which prob prints like crap.
start looking for an easy way for her to save what she wants to print and send it to a networked PC that has the proper print driver installed.
the ipad wasn't made to do "everything" so don't be surprised when you start to find its short comings.
;-) they always were..( printers are usually sold at a loss to get you hooked on the ink )..even 12 years ago..
I think it's the price of the ink ( ml per ml it seems to be getting more expensive with the newer printers ..the black in my basic epson costs 6 times the price of the same quantity in my old HP ..and when the black runs out in the 4 separate cartridge epson ..it wont print at all* ) which concerns Mrs engine's husband ? ;-)
What is worse, is when any of the colours ( Y,M,C )..each in separate cartridges get half empty or dry ..it won't print black until I buy new colour ones..So I no longer use it except as a backup scanner..it is also piano black ..:((
*The HP doesn't care if the colour cartridge is missing a colour or is dry ..it happily prints black as long as there is black in the black cartridge ..right down to the last drop ..and uses refillable cartridges..the epson's are "chipped"..the quality is "meh"..2 years old. ..and the HP photo quality is better ..and it is 12 years old !