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printing from an ipad directly to the office printer.

We have a small local network, (workgroup - not domain), which is connected to the internet. We have a single HP Laserjet printer, which is connected to one of the workstations via a USB cable, and shared for all to use. We have a mixture of Vista HP and XP home premium workstations.

We also have a field worker, who has an ipad, and would like to print directly from this, to the printer in our office.

Does anyone know whether this can be done, and if so, how?

Many thanks.
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Haresh NikumbhSr. Tech leadCommented:
There is App available on itunes

Print (Print to ALL Printers)

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/print-print-to-all-printers/id299423224?mt=8

check if this works for you
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Haresh NikumbhSr. Tech leadCommented:
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svenoveCommented:
Does the printer have an networkinterface as well?
If so, it could be connected to the network and if it has AirPrint-support, it should show up on the iPad.

If not, there is software available to accomplish it as well:
http://ipadacademy.com/2012/03/how-to-print-from-your-ipad-summary-of-printer-and-printing-options

Option 2 links to one Windows-alternative:
http://www.collobos.com/index.php
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nigelbeatsonAuthor Commented:
The printer does not have a network interface, and I should point out that when I say remote worker, I mean off site, away from any local wifi connections.

I presume it will need to have a suitable internet connection for the IPAD to connect to, and that any print jobs will be sent via the web?

Many thanks.
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svenoveCommented:
Sorry, I missed the part about beeing "offsite".

This then seems to be just what you're looking for:
http://ipadinsight.com/ipad-tips-tricks/want-to-print-remotely-from-the-ipad-back-to-a-printer-at-home-with-print-central-app-you-can/
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Haresh NikumbhSr. Tech leadCommented:
Ofcourse they need good connectivity.. or VPN connection.

hotspot shield vpn is free tool for creating Vpn tunnel

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hotspot-shield-vpn-best-vpn/id443369807?mt=8

only requirement is IPad need to communicate office printer anyhow.
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nigelbeatsonAuthor Commented:
Thanks to all.
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