Archive for October, 2012

AirPrint on Linux for iOS6

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

It is possible to print from an iOS6 (and iOS5) device without buying a new printer by using Common UNIX Printing System, aka cups.


  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • iOS5 or iOS6 device
  • Printer, USB or networked
  • WiFi network connecting iOS device and printer

NOTE: As of 2012-10-01, the current release of cups for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS does not include a fix for iOS 6. These instructions install cups and then update to the fixed version.