How to print from a Chromebook | Android Central

Android Central provides the steps necessary to get your Chromebook prepped to work with your printer, by using Google’s Cloud Print. I have been using Google’s Cloud Print since its’ inception and can vouch for its’ reliability. The good about this is you can be around the other side of the globe and send a print job to your printer. Now how cool is that…

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Chromebooks can’t download and install the tens of thousands of printer drivers in existence, but that’s why Google Cloud Print exists. Google Cloud Print is a internet-enabled printing standard that allows users to print on any of their devices — Chromebooks, Macs, PCs, Android phones, iPhones and iPads — whether they’re trying to print from the next room or the next state over. Google Cloud Print has been around for the better part of a decade, now, and the majority of printers on the market today are “Cloud-ready printers” that just need to be registered with your account before you start printing. That said, not all printers have it yet, so check and see if your existing printer is Cloud-ready or if you’ll need to grab a printer that is.

Source: How to print from a Chromebook | Android Central

Here is “How to Print From an Android Smartphone or Tablet” | Digital Trends

This article provides “step-by-step” instructions on how to use “Google Cloud Print” and how to use a built-in feature in some printers that allows you to email a document to the printer for printing.

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These days, you don’t need a computer to print a document or photo — you can easily print them straight from your smartphone or tablet. There are a few ways to do so, but once you’re set up, it should be easy. Our how-to guide will walk you through all the steps and have you printing wirelessly in no time.

Source: How to Print From an Android Smartphone or Tablet | Digital Trends

Google Cloud Print – Make Your Home And Work Printers Available To You From Anywhere

If you use the Google Chrome Browser, did you know there is a built in feature (called Cloud Print) that will allow you to set up your home (or work) based printer so that you can print to that printer from any web based device (such as your smartphone, tablet, Chromebook, etc…)? This is a really handy feature when you are out and about and would like to generate a printed hard-copy of a document. Once you have Google Cloud Print setup, Cloud Print gives you the ability to store and manage (keep a history) of your print jobs.

Google Cloud Print

Google Cloud Print works with all printers, but for the best printing experience we recommend that you use a Cloud Ready printer. You can connect a printer to your Google Cloud Print account in seconds, and immediately start printing to it.

cloud printerConnect a Cloud Ready printer

If your printer is Cloud Ready, follow your manufacturer’s provided instructions or see setup information for Cloud Ready printers.

classic printerConnect a classic printer

 To connect your classic printer, enable the Google Cloud Print connector using a Windows or Mac computer that’s connected to the printer. You’ll need Google Chrome to be installed on the computer. If you’re using Windows XP, make sure you also have the Microsoft XML paper specification pack installed.

If you are like me, you most likely have a classic printer. The instructions to install a classic printer is as follows:

Once Google Chrome is installed, follow the steps below to enable the Google Cloud Print connector in Google Chrome.

  1. Turn your printer on.
  2. Log in to your user account on the Windows or Mac computer.
  3. Open Google Chrome.
  4. Click the Chrome menu Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  5. Select Settings.
  6. Click Show advanced settings.
  7. Scroll down to the “Google Cloud Print” section. Click Add printers.
  8. If prompted, sign in with your Google Account.

Print Anywhere, From Any Device, Using Google Cloud Print

Google is rolling out a service, called Cloud Print, that allows you to print anywhere, from any device to printers you designate; OR, get this, to a PDF file that is then automatically stored in your Google Drive account.

I found setting this up to be quite easy (see “How To” links below) and quite handy when I need to send a print job from my Chrome browser and Android Devices. This has actually helped me solve the problem of printing from my android phone and tablet to my old printer (which is not wireless).  Many of the printer manufacturers are developing cloud ready printers (i.e. see the HP Deskjet 3510 e-All-in-One Printer).

You can also print from Windows applications; however, the FREE edition of Cloud Print for Windows is quite limited (i.e. limited to registering one printer, one page print jobs, no printer sharing.)  Submitting print jobs to GCP is limited to three per day.  You can up the ante on this by going with some of the paid options.

Google Cloud Print

To get you started on this I will keep this short and to the point:

To learn more about Cloud Print – [CLICK HERE]

How to add a cloud ready printer – [CLICK HERE]

How to add a classic printer – [CLICK HERE]

How to use Cloud Print from your Android Device – [CLICK HERE]

How to Connect Windows PC Printers to Google Cloud Print –  [CLICK HERE]

Apps that work with Google Cloud Print – [CLICK HERE]


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