N/APosted on - 07/05/2014
It seems that cloud printing may be good printing solution. In Google cloud print, is it going to work only on cloud print ready printers or is it backward compatible? Are there only a few selected printers that will work on this solution or is it supported by most printer manufacturers?
Printers that support Google Cloud print
Google cloud printing works on cloudprint-ready printers and is backward compatible.
A printer that cannot thru WI-Fi is most likely ready for cloud printing. It means that even if the computer is off, the printer can print. It can also connect to an Android device.
You can check through the internet to check whether your printer model is Cloud Ready. You can also check for the instruction for setting up your printer that differs printer by printer.
Google Cloud Print has a backward compatibility; but the computer must be switched on, and online. Chrome is needed for the cloud printing to work. See the figure to give you some idea.
So how do you set up printer if it's not cloudprint ready?
1. Set up your printer! In the menu of the Chrome, see to it that your Google account is signed in, same with the one you use to sign in your Android device. Go to Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings, then Manage under Google Cloud Print. You are going to associate the printer with your Google account by clicking Add Printers. Check the appropriate printer and click add printers again.
2. Setup up your Android device! Install Google Cloud Print from the Google Play store.
With the above set ups, you can start printing from Chrome. Click the Print button and find your printer, set paper size and color. If ready for print, click the Print, and your printer will start printing.