receipt printer for Ipad


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jan 2, 2012
Does anyone know of a printing app that will add a mobil thermal receipt printer via the printers ip address or through the network settings on an ipad?

Internet is not an option the ipads are out in the field and in some areas cellular internet is not available.

I have contacted Zebra, Star Micronics, and Source Technologies. All say they are working on it.

Zebra only works with network system through a pc or mac.
I spent 4 hours at the Star Micronics location in New Jersey and another 2 hours at the Source Technologies corp. headquarters in Charlotte. I was hoping for some way to use an app to communicate to the printer with the ip address. A German manufacture claims to be ipad Bluetooth but wants $950 per printer. The USA brands run about 1/2 the cost.

I am using FileMaker and Go for my database.
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macrumors G5
Jun 27, 2007
Why can't you do one of the airplay printers?

iPhone + tethering, or AirPort extreme station with printer connected.

If you are running a business on the road, you have access to power.


macrumors 68040
Feb 15, 2010
Boston, MA
yeah they need to somehow support bluetooth printers. I see the coke and pepsi guys with their fancy little bluetooth printers no reason why the ipad cant print to those.