How to print from Breeze Booth with AirPrint and Windows printers
Last updated January 2021
Breeze Booth for iPad offers both Windows and AirPrint based printing. This tutorial explains the setup for both options, and outlines the advantages of each.
Hub is free for all Breeze customers to use.
Booth prints directly to AirPrint compatible printers and print servers, such as AirKonv.
1.1 On the iPad: start the Breeze Booth App and select Settings
1.2 In the Breeze Booth Settings screen, switch on Print using AirPrint and choose the printer. Remember to save your changes before leaving the Settings screen.
1.3 When you run Breeze Booth events AirPrint will automatically send the print layout to your printer. Prints are automatically resized and rotated to fit the page.
These devices allow you to use AirPrint with printers which don’t have built in support for AirPrint (ie most Dye sub printers). These devices only support specific printers. At the time of writing they typically cost around the same as a budget Windows 10 tablet.
Most printers have excellent support for Windows printing. Printer support for AirPrint may be less reliable. Using AirPrint Preview may give better results. Switch AirPrint Preview on and off in the Settings screen.
Hub uses minimal power, most Windows tablets or PCs running Windows 10 or 8 should be fine to drive the printer. Choose a model with a USB port to connect to your printer and sufficient memory to run Windows 10. Check the tablet can power the device and connect to the printer at the same time.
You can run Hub on a Windows compute stick instead of a tablet or PC. Choose a model with a USB connection to your printer and sufficient memory to run Windows 10. You will also need to connect the stick to a screen/keyboard to set it up and troubleshoot. At the time of writing, compute sticks are available at similar prices to budget Windows tablets.
2.1 Start Hub running on the PC
2.2 Start Breeze Booth on the iPad and select Settings.
2.3 In the Breeze Booth Settings screen, switch off Print using AirPrint and switch on Connect to Breeze Hub. Remember to save your changes before leaving the Settings screen.
2.4 Open Breeze Booth Settings and select Advanced settings. This brings up a more detailed version of the App’s setting screen, which shows whether the iPad is currently connected to Hub:
2.5 Check the main Hub screen on the PC. This displays all currently connected iPads.
2.6 If Hub and any of the iPads can’t see each other, see the troubleshooting section below.
2.7 Select the printer and choose the printer settings to use
2.8 When Hub printing is selected in Breeze Booth, the app sends all prints to the PC running Hub. Hub prints in the background, and can select from up to three printers.
3.1 Check the network is working
3.2 Check that both the Hub PC and iPads are connected to the same network
3.3 Check your firewall settings. You may need to adjust the Firewall settings on the Hub PC for it to communicate with the iPad. See the online manual section Updating firewall settings on the Windows computer here
3.4 Breeze Boooth’s Status page shows whether there any files are queued up waiting to be transferred to Hub
This tutorial explained how to print from Breeze Booth with both Windows and AirPrint printers. To learn more about printing from Breeze Booth, check out the following links.
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