Cloud printing from Android to my 13 year old HP printer

cloif printGoogle added their own cloud print app to Google Play today

I don’t have a cloud printer. So I turned a 13 year old HP 932 Ink Jet printer and and a 7 year old Windows box into a print server.

If you have a cloud printer, one that connects to your Wifi connection, you can ignore the extra computer part.

It’s extraordinarily easy.

Download Google Cloud Print to your Android device here

Go into the Chrome browser and set up cloud printing.

Settings> Scroll down to the Advanced link to expand settings. Set up the Cloud Print options.

Here are some more instructions from Google about setting up Google Cloud Print on a non-WiFi “Classic” printer.

Now you can print to your printer from anywhere in the world from your Android Device. All types of uses…like printing from bed without getting up or… set up a cloud printer for mom and send her photos real-time during a trip.

When setting up a classic printer, the computer that it is connected to the printer needs to be running to print. With a WiFi enabled printer, just the printer will need to be turned on.

Android tips for printing

Use the share link that is available throughout Android to link you from most pages and photos within specific apps to link to cloud printing.

For my photo schedule in Google Calender, there is a share link for each event that I can print out an assignment. In this case I get ALL the information in the page. Since I just want to print the description field, I edit, select, copy and paste to a notes app like Google Keep if i want multiple pasted items in one document. Tap the note in Keep to share to your printer.

Another great app in general, that works well with cloud printing is a clipboard app like Clipper, Now everything I copy is saved in a long list of past clipboard saves, quickly accessible from the notifications slider. I just copy what I want printed, then print it from Clipper in the notification slider.

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Paul Kuehnel has worked for the York Daily Record/Sunday News since 1984. Follow him on Twitter @paulkuehnel.
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