ThinPrint Mobile Print supports Apple’s native print option and thus offers comprehensive print support for iOS devices. It makes it possible to print directly to a network printer within the firm whether it’s an email printed from the email app or a web page directly from the browser, as well as printing from all other apps that support native iOS printing.
If a print job is initiated by a user in any app, the printer name and the file are sent to the Mobile Print server via IPP over port 631 and then forwarded to the print server. The file is rendered there and then sent to the printer.
All shared and AD released printers that use a native driver, and any printer connected directly to the Mobile Print server will be recognized as a device for native iOS printing. It is essential that the printers have been previously assigned to a user (see section Printing to network printers). All existing network printers supports the native iOS printing option.
Note! Here, select only printers with native drivers. In other words: Do not select TP Output Gateway or Cortado Output Gateway print objects here.
The users can download the iOS printing profile directly in the Mobile Print app. If an EMM/MDM solution is being used, the profile can also be pushed directly onto the users’ devices (see the section Distributing the AirPrint profile).
Note! If additional network printers are assigned to users at a later time, the AirPrint profile must be downloaded or distributed again.
If, instead of the recommended AirPrint profile, you want to use the Bonjour protocol from Apple for printing, Apple iTunes must be installed on the Mobile Print server. If the Mobile Print server and the iOS devices are in the same subnet, then the native iOS printer will be found automatically using the Bonjour protocol. However, if the Mobile Print server and the iOS devices are on different subnets, you need the AirPrint profile.