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Using Google Cloud Print

Google Cloud Print

Print securely anywhere, from any device – using your existing printers.

Google Cloud Print is a new technology that connects your printers to the web, to allow printing from devices without installing any software or drivers.

If you’re using a Chromebook or your smartphone, There’s Two ways to print from anywhere.Each involves associating your printer to your google account.

  • The first way is having Google talk directly to the printer,
  • the second (more common) way is to have google talk to the printer thru another computer on your network.

Using Google Cloud Print, you can make your home and work printers available to you and anyone you choose, from the applications you use every day.

Google Cloud Print works on your phone, tablet, Chromebook, PC, and any other web-connected device you want to print from.

Here’s a list of apps that work with Google Cloud Print

Two ways to use –
With a ‘Classic Printer’ – You can select any of the printers that are attached to one of your computers with anyone without having to install any drivers.

With a ‘Cloud Ready’ printer, you can simply attach the printer to your network, wireless or wired, configure it and then print from anywhere.

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Cloud Print Printer list sample

Classic Printers

To add a Classic Printer on a computer that has Google Chrome installed, go to chrome://devices (Copy and paste into new tab) and select the printer(s) from the list, then click Add Printer(s).


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You’ll now be able to print to these printers from Anywhere on any device that you can normally access Google Chrome (Chromebook, Smartphone, Laptop, Desktop PC, Tablet).

From any print dialog on any software on your computer, (right click – print or File|Print) you’ll now be able to select your ‘cloud’ printers from the list as if they were locally attached to that device.

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Cloud Ready Printers

Adding a Cloud Ready-printer is a bit more configuration.

Printing is then the same as if it was a local printer attached to your Chromebook (or Tablet, or Smartphone, or Desktop PC)!




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