Need to print now? The question that’s plastered all over Toronto Pearson International Airport’s Terminal 1 should be followed by a hearty and helpful “Go right ahead!” Somewhere in the midst of all those hurried families pulling their suitcases and the business travelers checking their BlackBerries and briefcases stands the newest addition to the airport’s state-of-the-art facilities: the ePrintit kiosk. Eight of these innovative trilingual (English, French, and Spanish) booths have been installed across Terminals 1 and 3, offering airport guests the ability to print documents and photos on the fly.
St. Joseph Communications, in partnership with PrinterOn, HP Canada and Toronto Pearson, brought forth this public printing terminal, the world’s first with the capacity to print high-resolution documents and photographs directly from smartphones and tablet computers. (Disclosure: St. Joseph Communications is the parent company of St. Joseph Media, which publishes Where Toronto.) Users with an iPhone, BlackBerry or Android device need only to download an app; after that you can send your media, print and pay within minutes. The ePrintit system uses cloud technology with SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption to ensure your files remain your files. For guests without smartphones, the kiosks also connect with a variety of storage devices including USB flash drives and memory cards.
It all adds up to extra convenience for busy travelers. Heading straight from the airport to a meeting? Now you can quickly print that revised spreadsheet or slide deck and take care of those last-minute preparations en route. First time visiting the city? Use the kiosk to print maps and directions to local attractions. And if you just feel like passing some time in between connections? Send some images to ePrintit and utilize its photo booth functionality to create instant souvenirs.