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    Print from Ipad to a network printer

    Hi,

    I was wondering is there any way of printing to a network printer without having to buy an app? We have a Ricoh and sharp multi-function printer (print, copy, scanner), these are not wireless printers.

    Thanks in advance.

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    What model Sharp printer do you have? Some of these are AirPrint capable and depending on model firmware can be upgraded on them to make them AirPrint compatiable. Failing that there is some software you can install to make devices visable to iPad's.

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    Do you have papercut?

    Papercut has web print and ios app which you can print from.

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    The sharp is an old model and does and does not support airprint. Do you know any names to software that would make the ipad's visible?

    What is papercut? is it an app for the ipad?
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    There is Presto or the one use in the corporate world is EveryonePrint. PaperCut is more a web portal for BYOD where as EOP (EveryonePrint) integrates alot better.

    What model Sharp is is just out of curiosity?

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    This has worked well for me

    xPrintServer - an iOS Print Server for iPhone and iPad Printing

    Really simple to setup, and then its a pretty seamless operation.

    BoX

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    Printopia or Printopia Pro. Neither requires an app on the iPad to work.

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    We have just one ipad and no plans to get any more. What is the cheapest reliable printing app please?
    We don't have any airprint enabled printers, sadly, and our printers are all networked - and not wireless
    Last edited by witch; 28th March 2014 at 09:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith View Post
    "The USB printer must be shared on the local PC"

    We don't have USB printers attached to local PCs so it isn't possible to install anything on such a PC

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    Sorry should have said it works with network shared printers from a server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesreedersmith View Post
    Sorry should have said it works with network shared printers from a server.
    So does the software go on to the server then? This is all completely new to me and I am worried that I will break something!
    The info also says that the printer and the ipad need to be on the same network. This ipad isnt on any network

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    We have just one ipad and no plans to get any more. What is the cheapest reliable printing app please?
    We don't have any airprint enabled printers, sadly, and our printers are all networked - and not wireless
    Try Printer Pro

    http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/sma...nter-with-ios/

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    So does the software go on to the server then? This is all completely new to me and I am worried that I will break something!
    The info also says that the printer and the ipad need to be on the same network. This ipad isnt on any network
    The ipad will need to be connected wirelessly to the same network that the printer is on.

    The xprintserver looks a good option but obviously has a higher cost attached.

    Ben

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    It's OK - apparently a firmware update will enable airprint on the Toshiba networked photocopier - it didnt mention it on the website but we have a great rep who can fix most things
    Sigh of relief

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