Printing From iPhone

gallinger

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 19, 2006
175
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Canada
I was wondering if anyone has heard of someone hacking the iPhone so that you could print from it, to a printer connected to a Router such as the airport extreme. I think this would be a cool feature. Simple but cool
 

Craiger

macrumors 6502a
Jul 11, 2007
835
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Nice idea. Maybe it will happen when/if there is more doc edit capabilities...
 

mpmusic

macrumors newbie
May 27, 2007
23
0
Yeah

you know what, i JUST submitted an idea for that but for pictures to iphones feedback hopefully it will be included soon.
 

phd

macrumors member
Oct 28, 2003
49
0
Vancouver Island
I found this on the net.

1. Create an AppleScript on your home computer which prints the attachment from any email which has 'PrintLW640' (or whatever you like) in its subject.
2. Open Mail on your iPhone/touch, add 'PrintLW640' (or whatever name you want to give it) to the subject (like 'NewProspects PrintLW640'. Send the e-mail to your home email address. The attachment will automagically be printed...
3. More than one printer? Add multiple scripts with different printernames (like my PrintLBP5000 for color prints ;-).
 

Cyroceon

macrumors 6502a
Feb 9, 2008
558
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I don't know if I would use this much, but it would be great to have available. I would probably install the app or whatever it was.
 

FunkyTang

macrumors 6502a
Sep 16, 2008
639
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It would be nice if you could print full size web pages to my network printer. They should offer two universal printer drivers as add-ins. One for PCL and one for Postscript.
 

BrownManUPS

macrumors 6502a
Jul 30, 2007
823
22
California
I found this on the net.

1. Create an AppleScript on your home computer which prints the attachment from any email which has 'PrintLW640' (or whatever you like) in its subject.
2. Open Mail on your iPhone/touch, add 'PrintLW640' (or whatever name you want to give it) to the subject (like 'NewProspects PrintLW640'. Send the e-mail to your home email address. The attachment will automagically be printed...
3. More than one printer? Add multiple scripts with different printernames (like my PrintLBP5000 for color prints ;-).
Smart move and quick fix for now. Definitely look forward to an ability to connect wi-fi to a printer and print to it. Expect apple to be the first to make one of the lexmark printers "iPhone capable" when filesharing becomes more prominent on the phone.

On a side now, AirSharing is a GREAT app if you want to do that right now.