how to print with Lenovo Tab A10-70 Tablet

September 23, 2014 at 09:42:25
Specs: android, 1.3Ghz
Hi, can anyone help,I have a lenovo tabA10-70. Can any one tell me how to print docs ect, I have installed an app from HP hoping to solve the prob, it works but you have to launch it before going online, or doing anything else which is a pain if you forget, is there another way of printing regards.

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September 23, 2014 at 13:39:27
What is the app you have installed?

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September 24, 2014 at 02:40:30
Hi the app that i installed was HP e-print,as i said i was unable to print anything before, but with this app you have to launch it first before, ie going on the internet, or wanting to print docs,is this any help? regards ray

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September 24, 2014 at 03:48:14

Seems that this app requires internet connection to work. And hp do state in their "getting started" section that it won't work with a straight usb only connection...

Overall it appears that they use a web-based server system to allow the app to print...? (Likely explaining that rather poorly; more a guess on my part as don't entirely follow how they have designed and configured the app overall - not one I'm familiar with.) Seems like a path similar to M$ Office 360 (which is a cloud based Office suite?)

I have tried a few printer apps for use with my iPad2 - and while they support some printers (enables/allows them to print directly from the iPad - via wifi of course) there are many it won't. (My elderly Epson laser isn't supported (it's circa 1995...); likewise my Canon mp6003 - early 2000's?) Those not supported for direct printing must then use a computer as the print server, and the app/iPad sends the data to the printer that way. That computer of course has to be powered up etc...

None of the apps I have tested require an internet connection to allow printing; and the print action is there when you select the printer required.

There are quite a few more recent printers that are compatible with many of these apps; will allow such apps to print direct via/to the printer - no "server" of any kind involved.

Perhaps checkout a few more apps; and many allow a try before you buy option - limited functionality but a try out at least.

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