printing from a chromebook

Printing from a Chromebook it has never been easier! In this article we’ll cover the aspects of printing, a tutorial of how to print from Chromebook and other good things to know.

Printing from a Chromebook was always a burden to its users, even devices like Samsung Chromebook Pro being dependent of Google Cloud Print and cloud-ready printers. However, recent updates brought to Chrome OS made available printing via network.

In other words, users can now print from Chromebook devices (Asus Chromebook Flip C302, Samsung Chromebook Pro, etc.) to wireless printers that are on the same network, without the need for Google Cloud Print.

Print from Chromebook via network

First of all, you will need: a chromebook or a chromebox, a wireless printer and a wireless connection. After you’ve connected your Chromebook to the same network you are using for the printer, you’ll need to set your printer:

  1. Find your printer’s IP address in the Settings menu (Wireless network) and its model number (usually on support pages on the manufacturer’s website or in user manual).
  2. Click your photo in the right corner of your screen.
  3. Click the gear icon. This will open the Settings menu.
  4. Scroll down and click on “Advanced”.
  5. Find the printing section, then click on “Printers”.
  6. Click on “Add Printer”.

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  • Set a name for your printer (e.g. Samsung Chromebook Pro printer)
  • Add the printer’s IP address.
  • Select a protocol (most likely IPP).
  • Select a queue (IPP/print or you can leave it blank).
  • Click on “Add”.

Finally, a box should appear to select your printer manufacturer and model.

Printing from a Chromebook with Android

Besides the network printing method, you can also use an Android app to print. Such an app is the Brother Print Service Plugin or the HP Print Service Plugin.

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