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    Printing

    Can I have a few easy/quick/cheap suggestions to let my headteacher print things from his IPad to our networked printers?

    Ta in advance

    Simon

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    I've looked at Printopia, which is cheap and works fine over the wireless. Worth a look?

    Printopia - AirPrint to Any Printer - Print from iPad - Print from iPhone - Ecamm Network

    You'll need a Mac to set the printers up on, so that they can be seen by the software, but if you have one there already then you're set.

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    FingerPrint | Collobos Software worked well until I noticed is was causing splwow64 to eat all the available memory on our W2K8R2 box. Not had a chance to dig any deeper yet.

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    Setup WebDav and print via a PC or Mac is Apple's official position on this!

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    Do you have papercut at per chance, this includes a web print feature that actually works. The native Airprint stuff involves turning off everything even remotely assosiated with security and logging.

    The other thing you could look at is a printer with airprint support built in.

    I hope you will give them the appropriate amount of mocking for trying to use an iPad for work instead of its designated workload of facebook postings as it is a consumer device.

    Enable iOS AirPrint Support on Windows
    How To: Enable AirPrint on Windows (32/64Bit) with iOS 5.x Support - MacRumors Forums

    Consumer grade, thats all its fit for.

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    I hope you will give them the appropriate amount of mocking for trying to use an iPad for work instead of its designated workload of facebook postings as it is a consumer device.
    Since this the very nice man that pays my wages, i missed out the mocking (more a look of pity) but did heavily mention that it is a personal device.

    I've suggested that setting up a gmail account and emailing himself the work he did on the plane back from USA

    Si

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    Quick, easy and free printing from iPad.

    ipad_photocopier_2.jpg








    EDIT: In all seriousness, I have seen people here do that!

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    Great pic Pete10141748 lol
    SimpleSi, probably wayyy too late to reply to your post, but your headteacher could have used some third party apps too
    i have print and altamail by a company called eurosmartz on my ipad and it works a treat
    anyway thought i could at least introduce myself and say hello!

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    Have used lantronix is very simple to set up (as in the video) just name the printers found by compairing IP addresses.

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    I tried out synacks suggestions and it all seemd to go nicely on my ipad - printers appeared as options to print to, files got sent to the server spooler, file disappeared from server spooler queue - nothing came out of printer

    Will try again (and the other suggestsion) when in on Fri

    Si

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    @pete - brilliant OOTB thinking

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    PDF Writer / Printer --> Store to the cloud ( Dropbox / google drive or the likes ) --> Logon to a computer ( PC / Mac ) and print to said device ??

    PDF Printer for iPad for iPad on the iTunes App Store

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