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Printer Whisperer app for iPhone and iPad


4.9 ( 3869 ratings )
Utilities Entertainment
Developer: Lunaticity
Free
Current version: 1.1, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 25 Sep 2009
App size: 72.14 Kb

The printer. Its got a mind of its own. Sometimes it says, "READY." Sometimes it says, "NICE SHIRT." And "PC LOAD LETTER?" What does that mean?

The Printer Whisperer is a fun little app for changing the message on HP LaserJet network printers with the fancy LCDs using your iPhone or iPod Touch. It lets you replace the idle "READY" message with a witty comment of your own!

Simply select a message or type your own. Then press "Pick Printer."
Select a printer on your network or type in the IP address or domain name of your printer. Then press "Whisper" to send the message.
It doesnt harm the printer, and the effects wear off if you turn off the printer.

The Printer Whisperer was inspired by the following web pages:
http://www.angryhacker.com/berry/HpPrinterFun.html
http://www.odetocode.com/Humor/68.aspx
http://kovaya.com/miscellany/2007/10/insert-coin.html
http://kovaya.com/miscellany/2007/10/get-weather-on-your-hp-4200.html

Many of the quotes included can be attributed to the page authors and/or the commenters. As far as I know, this only works on HP LaserJet printers with JetDirect network cards.