How is it connected to your laptop, wireless or wired?
Both the iPad and the printer needs to be connected to the same Wireless Router.
On the iPad, Open an application that supports AirPrint, including Safari, Mail, and Photos.
Apps from the App Store may require an update to use AirPrint.
Choose the content you want to print and tap the appropriate icon to display the
option to Print.
Select your printer and tap Print.