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AirPrint Printer Setup

AirPrint Printer Setup

This page will guide you on printer setup, allowing you to print a variety of information, including invoices, quotations, reservations, and receipts, directly from your iPad.

AirPrint is a feature in Apple’s macOS and iOS operating systems for printing via Wi-Fi, directly to AirPrint-compatible printers.

Almost all new printers contain AirPrint technology. To see whether your printer supports AirPrint, check the make and model number against this list.

Begin by tapping on Settings

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A warning message will be shown when the app is opened to indicate if one of your saved printers has been disconnected.

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You will see the various categories on the left-hand side of the page. Expand the Devices category, followed by tapping on Printers.

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After adding a printer on one iPad, all iPads on your network will have that printer as a selectable option.

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Tap the New Printer button, prompting a small window to appear with two options: Star Network Printer and AirPrint Printer.

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Tap on the AirPrint Printer button.

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A pop-up window will appear, enabling you to enter a custom Printer Name (e.g. Warehouse, Main Office, Kitchen, etc.), Paper Size, and Printer Network Address.

Tap the Find Printer button.

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The pop-up window will display all available AirPrint printers. Tap on the one you wish the iPad to connect to.

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After selecting a printer, the previous fields will be auto-filled with the printer’s information. Tap the check mark to save the printer.

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All saved printers will appear within the Printers field.

To edit or delete a printer, select one and, with your thumb or finger, swipe to the left, revealing two icons. Tap the Orange Pencil Icon to edit, or the Red Bin Icon to delete.

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Devices’ Default Printer

After a printer has been added, you can select the default printer for this device and others.

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Change the Default Printer

Select the device for which you wish to change the default printer and, using your thumb or finger, swipe left, revealing an Orange Pencil Icon. Tap it and you will be able to set the default printer for this device.

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Default Second Printer

The default second printer is connected to the Send Order button in the POS module. By tapping that button, the order will be printed to whichever printer has been selected here. However, if no default second printer has been selected, this button will print to the devices’ default printer.

An example of this would be having a printer in the kitchen set as the default second printer, allowing orders to be sent directly from the POS, which may be based upstairs in order to better serve customers, to the kitchen, informing the chef of what to prepare.

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