You have a network printer that does not support Airprint. You want to print to it from your phone.


A linux box. This page shows you how to do it on Debian.


Install a print server on your linix box:

sudo apt install cups

Note that CUPS requires Apache to run the web based UI. If you don’t already have it installed:

sudo apt install apache2

If you’re running headless, you will need to allow remote administration:

sudo cupsctl --remote-admin --remote-any --share-printers

Add yourself to the lpadmin group:

sudo usermod -aG lpadmin username

Restart CUPS:

sudo /etc/init.d/cups restart

This should allow you to log into the web UI on port 631.

Access the web UI and use the Administration menu to add a printer and then share it. Give it a unique name.

Airprint should work out of the box.