Can it work with a Raspberry Pi?

SoloLink is an iOS app that shares your printer(s) over Bluetooth and Wi-Fi so that you can stay connected to your camera and be able to print. It can also share your iPhone's camera to Wifibooth.
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Can it work with a Raspberry Pi?

Postby taladro » Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:58 pm

I´m interested in using a Raspberry Pi as an airprint server attached to my sublimation printer. But thinking about this I thought if SoloLink may send the image via BT directly to the Pi without the need of a second phone.

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Re: Can it work with a Raspberry Pi?

Postby tim » Tue Oct 01, 2019 2:05 pm

I'm not sure what you're trying to do.
AirPrint iOS is quite limited, apps are not able to establish custom network links or choose paths. There's no airprint over bluetooth for this reason.
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Re: Can it work with a Raspberry Pi?

Postby taladro » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:05 am

MMM I don´t know how to express this as English is not my first language.
What I say is what happens if instead of going from iPad to Phone to printer you do iPad to PI.
Can sololink write to a PI?

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Re: Can it work with a Raspberry Pi?

Postby tim » Wed Oct 02, 2019 10:39 am

On your iPad are you running SoloLink or Wifibooth?
SoloLink can print to anything that offers AirPrint. There are software programs like Printopia that emulates AirPrint. You could run software that emulates AirPrint on your Pi, and then SoloLink could print to it.
If you are running Wifibooth on your iPad, then you could run an FTP server on your Pi and Wifibooth can print to FTP.
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Re: Can it work with a Raspberry Pi?

Postby taladro » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:52 pm

I´m running wifibooth on the ipad connected to a dslr camera and I already have an airprint server on my Pi which is connected to a sublimation printer. I was thinking about a way of printing when no internet/router is around so that is why I thought of sololink from the iPad as well.
Thanks for your time Tim

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Re: Can it work with a Raspberry Pi?

Postby tim » Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:07 pm

Yeah, you'd need the second iOS device running SoloLink for that, as the link between SoloLink & Wifibooth over Bluetooth is proprietary (mine), not AirPrint... and i'm not aware of any standard AirPrint over Bluetooth in iOS.
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Re: Can it work with a Raspberry Pi?

Postby taladro » Thu Oct 03, 2019 3:10 am

perhaps a Sololink client for Pi may work and we don´t need another iOS device :lol:


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