Inside AirPrint wireless printing with Apple's iOS 4.2



  • Reply 41 of 47
    addaboxaddabox Posts: 12,665member
    Originally Posted by Frank777 View Post

    That makes sense I guess. In the age of the internet download, printer drivers have never really bothered me.

    I heard at a recent show that HP is coming out with a new tabloid office printer this fall.

    Hope it's iOS ready, my old Canon is failing.

    The problem being for a device like the iPad or iPhone, where storage space is constrained, either having the full multi-gig roster of stock drivers or waiting to dl and install a driver every time you want to print are pretty much non-starters.

    Sure, you could dl "your" print driver once, but the nature of fully mobile devices is such that being able to print to whatever's in the air is highly desirable.
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    frykefryke Posts: 217member
    Originally Posted by Feynman View Post

    And you thought otherwise of a beta OS on both platforms?

    Nope. Can I still voice my experiences and maybe shed some light on issues and solutions? Thx. ... After restoring the iPad instead of updating (the update, apart from printing, seemed quite okay), the iPad prints just fine on my Brother DCP-7010L through iOS 4.2b1 and the 10.6.5 beta that was issued with it. So there might be some problem regarding updating, but printing seems to work just fine using a shared printer on a 10.6.5 system if the iPad's OS is clean-installed. (I've only tested printing an e-mail message right now, but I guess other apps that already support printing will do fine as well...)
  • Reply 43 of 47
    frank777frank777 Posts: 5,839member
    It appears that last week HP released an all-in-one printer/scanner/fax - the 7500A - that prints to tabloid-size paper and has new wireless capabilities. Didn't see any word in the spec sheet about AirPrint.

    But neither MacWorld nor Engadget seems to have heard of this printer. Weird.
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    chabigchabig Posts: 641member
    It seems like the Airport Express and Airport Base Station firmware should be updated to allow AirPrint to work with connected printers.
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    irelandireland Posts: 17,799member
    Originally Posted by addabox View Post

    One question I would love to see answered is if AirPrint functionality can be implemented as a firmware upgrade on existing network capable printers.

    The more pressing question is "will they" upgrade if it's possible. They should, but I wouldn't be surprised to hear they don't. Which will suck.
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    guypguyp Posts: 1member
    Here's a little document on how to configure CUPs and AVAHI to broadcast printers for Airprint Support.
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    jekbraajekbraa Posts: 5member
    There a way to print a list of the tracks from the iTunes. I would like to be able to print the list and put it in my CD case CD burning. There is a utility to do this may make the CD Bay it is suitable.
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