Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2011 3:42 PM (in response to isomorphic)
We are also trying to equip our sales personel in the field with ipads and a printer. This seems like a simple idea but have yet to find a simple solution or a solution at all. Please help!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 9:50 AM (in response to isomorphic)
Take a look at this app http://itunes.apple.com/app/printer-pro/id393313223?mt=8
Hope this helps.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2012 12:41 PM (in response to isomorphic)
looking to do the same thing.
Thanks to all who contributed to this thread/
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.
Thanks for all who contribute their time and experience in these forums
Currently Being ModeratedApr 4, 2012 4:04 PM (in response to isomorphic)
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!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 5, 2013 2:55 PM (in response to DieHarder)
Sorry to have to contact you to cast your mind back to this printing issue with a HP470 printer, however, what WiFi adapter did you use?
Was it the HP one?
I purchased one but it is not recognised by the printer.
Thanks in advance
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 6, 2013 11:21 AM (in response to DieHarder)
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?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 7, 2013 12:26 PM (in response to isomorphic)
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
Currently Being ModeratedJul 1, 2013 12:54 PM (in response to isomorphic)
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: