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texinwien
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how can i print to my officejet 100 mobile printer from an android device over bluetooth?

I'm stumped here. I've installed the printer on my Windows PC. I'm able to pair with it (Bluetooth) from my Android tablet (Galaxy 10.1"). I've tried using a variety of printing programs from the Android Marketplace, but I can't get anything to print.

 

When I try with PrinterShare, it asks me to select the printer. When I select the OfficeJet 100, I'm told that the application can't find a driver for the printer.

 

Note to HP: You definitely need to improve the documentation on this printer. The docs that came with my printer make no mention of Android, and finding anything useful online is practically impossible. Very disappointing.

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texinwien
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Re: how can i print to my officejet 100 mobile printer from an android device over bluetooth?

I just got off the phone with HP support. The outcome of the conversation was that the OfficeJet 100 Mobile printer doesn't work with iOS or Android devices. Apparently, the iOS bluetooth isn't compatible with HP's, and no drivers exist for Android.

 

The printer apparently works with Nokia, Windows Mobile and BlackBerry devices. The justification from HP is that those devices are more business-oriented, while iOS and Android devices are more consumer-oriented.

 

That may have been the case 2 years ago, but businesses are turning to Android and iOS in growing numbers. In my opinion, it's an embarrassment for HP to not support the two major mobile operating systems.

 

I'm holding out a glimmer of hope that support was wrong - it's difficult for me to believe that the printer can't be accessed from Android. If anyone knows otherwise, please share...

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texinwien
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Re: how can i print to my officejet 100 mobile printer from an android device over bluetooth?

Update: We have found a solution that works very well for us, at the moment. ICanPrint (Android App) has a small box that can be used to hook an Android tablet up to this printer.

 

We have ordered and tested one of these boxes with a 10 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab, and it works quite well. The box is small, almost cube-shaped, and about 1.5 inches on each side. It does require a power source when printing.

 

The customer support team at ICanPrint are extremely responsive. They've worked with us to create a custom driver that meets some of our special requirements.

 

Search for ICanPrint on Google Play for more info. This is the first solution we've found that actually works, after many agonizing hours (days, weeks) of searching.

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jbarsgixxer
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Re: how can i print to my officejet 100 mobile printer from an android device over bluetooth?

Downloaded printershare and $13 premium key.  Works perfectly over bluetooth for Droid Xyboard.

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Yercito
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Re: how can i print to my officejet 100 mobile printer from an android device over bluetooth?

I had the same problem and finally found a solution using the following configuration: I have a phone LGMs690 Android version 2.2.2. I used print share from the android market, I paid something around $8.00 and works just fine for me. My goal was fill out a pdf doc, and print it to be sign by hand (the people that i need to present the paper work for, don't accept an electronic signature) i edit the original pdf doc using pdf writer and put in my phone, using "fill and sign PDF forms" program (i dowload a free version and buy it after a finish the test) i can fill the fields that a created using a PDF writer, once a fill the form out i can rename the file or send it out to print using the share option in "fill and sign PDF forms". Hope this help some how.

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