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Hardware Thread, Air Print Printers in Technical; Hi all, Any recommendations for a natively 'AirPrint' enabled printer. We need it to support our iPads in school. Reasons ...
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    Air Print Printers

    Hi all,

    Any recommendations for a natively 'AirPrint' enabled printer. We need it to support our iPads in school.

    Reasons behind the recommendations would be great! Thanks guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by itguy22 View Post
    Any recommendations for a natively 'AirPrint' enabled printer. We need it to support our iPads in school.
    Not to sound rude... But this is something you should have sorted before you got the iPads.

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    We use Fingerprint Software by Collobos FingerPrint - Collobos Software

    Lets you use any exisitng network printer with AirPrint!

    Matt

    (Just looked - 13.69 is not bad, at least cheaper than a new printer!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by X-13 View Post
    Not to sound rude... But this is something you should have sorted before you got the iPads.
    Helpful.....small primary budgets....headteacher requested after and not before..Hands tied really. Thanks anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairm010 View Post
    We use Fingerprint Software by Collobos FingerPrint - Collobos Software

    Lets you use any exisitng network printer with AirPrint!

    Matt

    (Just looked - 13.69 is not bad, at least cheaper than a new printer!)
    Does the ios device have to directly connect to the mac/pc running the fingerprint sofare though?

    Ben

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    No, we have Fingerprint running on our print server at all times. The iPads/iPhones find the printer on the LAN.

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    We've got a HP Photosmart 7510 for the office. Works wonders with our iPads, however not sure how managable they'd be for curricular use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Seems this needs MAC OS to work:

    Chapter21.PaperCut & iPad / iPhone Printing (iOS)

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    Quote Originally Posted by apeo View Post
    Seems this needs MAC OS to work:

    Chapter21.PaperCut & iPad / iPhone Printing (iOS)
    Ah, my bad, not big on Macs.

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    thanks for your replys guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fairm010 View Post
    We use Fingerprint Software by Collobos FingerPrint - Collobos Software

    Lets you use any exisitng network printer with AirPrint!

    Matt

    (Just looked - 13.69 is not bad, at least cheaper than a new printer!)
    Where can you purchase this from in the UK? Do you have a link?

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    Quote Originally Posted by itguy22 View Post
    Where can you purchase this from in the UK? Do you have a link?
    Ignore me....Found it.... been a long day

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    Let me know what you think, works flawlessly here.

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    Tried FingerPrint - Collobos Software, but was a pain to install as the program seems to need to contact external servers via the internet to authenticate the initial installation. Didn't seem to work though the schools proxy.

    I did manage to bodge it via some registry editing, but then it randomly stopped working.

    In the end I just through a CUPS server (Gordon Turner Blog Archive AirPrint on Linux for iOS6) up to serve the printers to the iPads.

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