receipt printer for Ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dprint4u, Jan 2, 2012.

  1. dprint4u, Jan 2, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2012

    dprint4u macrumors newbie

    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.
  2. jdusoccer12 macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2008
  3. Consultant 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.
  4. rever3nce macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
  5. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    Obama would be VERY disappointed in YOU!

    You need to be patient as the government is going to give you everything you need.:p
  6. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Nov 6, 2008
  7. rever3nce macrumors 6502a


    Apr 6, 2011
    OH yeah!!! I forgot I can just collect unemployment :rolleyes:
  8. CrAkD 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.

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