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# 131140 10-Oct-2013 09:53
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Hi
On the basis of 'if you dont ask you wont ever know' - I ask this naive question of my fellow geekzoners...

I have a bunch of various model network capable laser printers at work.
We get visitors from time to time and it would be great to allow them access to a printer so they can print.
I like the look of the HP e-print system - where a user just emails documents/pdfs to an address and it finds its way to the printer - no drivers required to install etc.

Does anyone know of - say a little black box that you can connect your printer to that might let it receive print jobs via email?

I have played with googles cloud print - but that was a bit clunky.

Any bright ideas?




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  # 911984 10-Oct-2013 11:22
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This guy did it with a spare beige box and outlook

http://randallcole.com/iPrint.aspx




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  # 911995 10-Oct-2013 11:37
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Thanks wellygary - I had a little play with something like that a while back - its a possibility.

Guess I want the HP eprint facilities without having HP eprint printers!
I did find printeron.com - have to look a little harder to see if it will work or not.

Figured there is always someone in GZ that has been there before and has some good ideas.




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  # 912060 10-Oct-2013 13:38
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Hmm - Just found I asked pretty much the same question on geekzone in 2010 :-(

Couldn't find any particularly good solutions back then obviously.

The printeron site I mentioned above has some rather complex looking solutions - so dont think that will help.

I did just stumble onto this : http://www.automatic-print-email.com/
Would need to have a PC hooked up to the printer and this software installed. It watches an email account (might be a cloud email) and performs various actions (like print) - so a little like the DIY outlook solution above. I might have a play with it...




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  # 912067 10-Oct-2013 13:46
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robjg63: Hi
On the basis of 'if you dont ask you wont ever know' - I ask this naive question of my fellow geekzoners...

I have a bunch of various model network capable laser printers at work.
We get visitors from time to time and it would be great to allow them access to a printer so they can print.
I like the look of the HP e-print system - where a user just emails documents/pdfs to an address and it finds its way to the printer - no drivers required to install etc.

Does anyone know of - say a little black box that you can connect your printer to that might let it receive print jobs via email?

I have played with googles cloud print - but that was a bit clunky.

Any bright ideas?


Probably cheaper to buy one of those sorts of printers. I have one, but have to say I have never used that feature or wanted to.

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