Printing from the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

Printing from the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

Summary: There are a number of third-party solutions out there for printing from Apple's iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, many of them very good. Now here's another one that should be handy for those people who already have a Multi-Function Peripheral with an EFI Fiery controller (which is a lot of people).

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There are a number of third-party solutions out there for printing from Apple's iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch, many of them very good. Now here's another one that should be handy for those people who already have a Multi-Function Peripheral with an EFI Fiery controller (which is a lot of people).

EFI recently released PrintMe Connect for AirPrint, a free software application that enables direct printing from Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch iOS 4.2-enabled devices to EFI Fiery-driven printers or multifunction peripherals (MFPs). Targeted at enterprise and mobile print environments, PrintMe Connect for AirPrint is one of the first offerings available to support Apple's new AirPrint platform and iOS 4.2. EFI, a leader in mobile printing solutions for over nine years, extends its flagship line of PrintMe mobile and cloud-based printing applications with this latest offering.

With AirPrint and the iOS 4.2 software, people using Apple devices will find a print function automatically enabled on their device and can select a printer on their network and print. Once installed by a corporate IT department, PrintMe Connect for AirPrint will show all available Fiery-driven printers as destinations on a user's printer list. There is no need for the individual user to download an application or for the enterprise to purchase a specific iOS-enabled printer or upgrade or modify existing printers or MFPs.

For more information you can visit EFI directly and download the free software here.

Topics: iPhone, Printers, Mobility, iPad, Apple, Hardware, Enterprise Software, Data Management, Banking, Software

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  • RE: Printing from the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

    Why exactly do we want to install new print sharing services as opposed to already working CUPS, lpd, and SMB based services? We don't need a new standard, we have existing print-server standards that have served us well for years. What's the added benefit beyond getting airprint support?

    It seems to me like EFI would like us to overcomplicate printing support and install new proprietary software (of course for a nominal fee) when there's already software that does the same.
    snoop0x7b
    • RE: Printing from the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

      This conversation is based on the fact that this is apple! Apple has always assumed they knew best for users and made thier own standards
      ddwyer2000
    • RE: Printing from the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

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  • RE: Printing from the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

    what are your top 10 iPhone apps.
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  • RE: Printing from the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

    Wow...this has been around for awhile now, thanks for...uhm...catching up?
    james347
  • RE: Printing from the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

    AirPrint is a decent print tool, I have used for a long time, and I think the Printme is also an nice one, I must have a try! <a href=http://www.aneesoft.com/tutorials/iphone/best-free-iphone-4-apps.html>More free iPhone apps here</a>
    xiaoa
  • RE: Printing from the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

    airprint is awesome! <img border="0" src="http://www.cnet.com/i/mb/emoticons/happy.gif" alt="happy"><br><br><a href="http://freeipodtouch4g.co.cc" target="_blank" >Free iPod Touch 4G</a>
    Bladez22
    • RE: Printing from the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

      not being rude about it, do people in general have an issue towards creating a pdf/ adobe acrobat file instead of a real print
      redlandscv
  • RE: Printing from the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

    This is currently the fastest way to print from Pages. It is also the only way to print from iWork for? iPad apps if you do not wish to use a computer (ie. this process is completely independent of a desktop or laptop)
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  • RE: Printing from the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

    Does anyone recommend a specific 3rd party app for printing?
    christine.pise@...
    • I do! ;)

      Hi christine.plse@
      print by euroSmartz ?
      everytimeitrains
  • RE: Printing from the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

    Apple will now focus on printers. Maybe they would make one specifically intended for iphone or ipads. talk about mini/compact portable printers with just the size of 5 <a href="http://www.tonerzone.com/">printer cartridges</a>..
    carleenmuscor
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  • RE: Printing from the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

    Doc was focusing this post on the EFI product, but of course, there are and will be many other standards when printing from tablet devices and smart phones. And I agree that it would be great to work from the starting point of existing print drivers and standards. We don???t always need something new to solve our problems.
    DocuMentor (Doc)