looking to do the same thing.
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HP offers something called mobile printing solutions.
apparently at Kinkos and other selected locations, a person can send thier docs to be printed rom thie i pad.
i downloaded the HP mobile printing app, but the local Kinkos is some distance away, so i have not yet tried it.
Bersides, there would be a cost per page. for printing.
sending e mail attachments to companies with printing capabilities i have tried.
Staples offers this serivce, but I sent some docs and they had to be adjusted and modified by the Staples printing department to enable correct printing on a page, so that particular abenue may be out.
( i made the document using Noteworthy app and sent it to Dropbox and sent the resulting PDF from dropbox to Staples, who printed the test, but told me it requireed page modification..
I have no idea why as the page i had worked up into a PDF had a standard word processing format.
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There is a way ... I've been happily printing for a while from my iPad to my battery-operated HP H470 with absolutely no wires (and no router / pre-existing WiFi connection - it operates in AdHoc mode). Literally just the iPad and the H470 - in fact, one time in a marquee in the middle of a muddy field with no power and a long way from the nearest WiFi connection, so it can be done from literally anywhere.
I also couldn't find any info on a true mobile printing solution for iPad (or iPhone/iPod for that matter) but felt sure it must be possible, somehow - so once I'd sorted it all out, I wrote down the solution and the steps to get it to work in the hope of helping others:
Hope that's useful to someone!
There is a way ... I've been happily printing for a while from my iPad to my battery-operated HP H470 with absolutely no wires (and no router / pre-existing WiFi connection - it operates in AdHoc mode). Literally just the iPad and the H470
I did not see the HP H470 listed as an airprinter in Apple list.
I do not see a Wifi connection on the hp site for the HP H470.
What am I missing?
You could roll your own airprint server that will work with any printer
provided you have the Linux print drivers for it
cups has had airprint support for quite a while now
if your going to use it for printing in the field you'd probably want to setup the wifi in adhoc mode
raspberry pi + wifi
I found a way to set up a mobile printer to work with iPad, but it requires you have an iPad with the mobile hotspot feature. I've created a parts list and a youtube video to help you get it set up. They can be found here: