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How does printing with Simple Booth work?
How does printing with Simple Booth work?
Print wirelessly with AirPrint or to dye-sublimation printers
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Written by Emily Devlin
Updated over a week ago

Once you choose the right printer, you will need to format your prints and understand how to connect the printer to your iPad.

Printing is not supported with Virtual Booth.

Supported Printers

Apple devices use "AirPrint protocol" anytime a print it sent from your iPad, regardless of which app it is coming from. You have two options when it comes to choosing a compatible printer.

AirPrint Compatible Printers

Plenty of printers are built to be AirPrint compatible out-of-the-box, and Apple lists these on their website. These printers don't require any kind of special setup to work with an iPad or our apps, so are a great choice if you want something easy.

Non-AirPrint Compatible Printers

You may want to use a non-AirPrint printer, such as a dye-sublimation printer. We recommend these when using the booth in a professional capacity due to their very fast printing speed!

Dye-sub printers are not built to support AirPrint, but can be paired with "print server" software in order to allow them to work with your iPad. Learn more about using these in the next section!

Connecting To Your Printer

AirPrint requires WiFi to work. Printing over Bluetooth or via a USB cable is not supported by AirPrint.

In order to print from an iPad, the printer (or your print server, if applicable) and the iPad must be on the same WiFi network.

Formatting Your Prints

Your settings allow you to enter your paper size, and to make slight adjustments to the layout so that things are perfectly centered and even.

Our Force Fit feature is a handy tool that will even up your margins and eliminates a lot of guess work!

Participant Experience

When printing is enabled, participants can use a print button on the send page in the app.

HALO customers can also turn on an auto-printing feature in addition to or instead of the on-screen print button. 

Wireless printing and digital sharing

Most people like to offer guests a digital sharing option in addition to printing.

Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to offer both prints and digital copies in real-time. If you need to rely on an alternative network, the digital copies may need to wait in the app's upload queue until you can return to a more traditional network.

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