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Lpr Printing?

Discussion in 'iPad Development' started by TreyUF, Mar 31, 2011.

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    Since 4.3 I know a lot of new changes has happened. I work for a university and we are trying to get printing up for IPad. Since we charge for printing, we want to create an app for free to allow them to print to our printers. Since we charge for print jobs, the users print to a server with a print queue and then release the job.

    What I want to know is how do I set the printer in code if the address is something like lpd:\\servername.ad.edu:print-queue ?
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    Sorry - but I don't have an answer to your question, but I do have exactly the same problem at my University! So I'm subscribing to this thread to see what answers you get!

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    Its not going to work like that.
    the only options apple gives developers is the ability to enable printing inside of an app. You dont get any fine tuned options like setting up printers and all that. The ipad just scans for compatable network printers and prompts the user to choose what printer to print to.


    You can run AirPrint Hactivator(windows + Mac) on a Computer that is already setup to print to the printer. This will cause the printer to be shared on the network and visible to all ipads on the network.

    This will then allow them to print from any ipad app that supports printing and you can charge them when they go to pick up the pages.
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    Tim you can be "Print Monitor"!
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