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pixelpshr

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AirPrint Server?
« on: September 05, 2014, 06:41:37 PM »
I've been trying to turn one of my network printers into an AirPrint printer. (Yes, I'm too cheap to by yet another printer.) I found instructions for getting a normal shared printer to behave as though it is an AirPrint printer, but the instructions rely on the print service that available on Snow Leopard Server.  (http://overkill.tumblr.com/post/2483318651/airprintserver)

Unfortunately, the new Server app doesn't seem to expose the print service. Have you tried anything like this? Or, is there another way to configure the print service?

Thanks!

OBTW, one step that he describes, adding “image/urf    urf (0,UNIRAST)” to the file /usr/share/cups/mime/apple.types, has already been done in Mavericks. It even has a comment describing that line as "# AirPrint type"




Reid Bundonis

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Re: AirPrint Server?
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2014, 08:08:47 PM »
Have you looked at http://www.ecamm.com/mac/printopia/

And print services are still there in Mavericks.  It is just moved to System Preferences.  You basically need to share the printers.  However, this does not solve AirPrint issues.  Try Printopia.

Oh, by the way, if you need LPD services, they are not on by default when you enable a shared printer.  Found this out when PaperCut stopped working.

If you edit /etc/cups/cups-files.conf, there is a line in there that you can uncomment:

#LPDConfigFile launchd:///System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.cups.cups-lpd.plist

Remove the # from the start of the line.  Then, when CUPS starts, it will run the /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.cups.cups-lpd.plist LaunchDaemon. 

Alternately, I if you want to just test this, you can try to run:

sudo launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/org.cups.cups-lpd.plist

This should spawn the LPD listener.

Hope that helps

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Re: AirPrint Server?
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2014, 02:51:37 PM »
Thanks for the info. I will give Printopia a try.

Francesco DellaPorta

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Re: AirPrint Server?
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2014, 02:57:48 PM »
Hi pixelpshr

I have tested printopia. It works very well. However, my favorite is handyPrint v3.1.5 by Netputing. It does exactly what it should. No more, no less. The app advertises AirPrint service for non-AirPrint printers on the local network. Check it out.

http://www.netputing.com/handyprint/

Franco