Chromebooks are beautiful in their simplicity and affordability, allowing almost anyone the ability to access the internet, email, and a variety of powerful software applications. Chromebooks are computers for everyone…except when you need to print. That’s when Chromebooks become a real pain in a**!
Eek! Chromebook Printing
Never fear! The Google reach is broad and deep, and printer manufacturers have stepped up to meet the demands of Chromebook users. A variety of 2019 printer models are Google Cloud Print ready, turning the nightmare of Chromebook printing into smooth sailing. With the right printer, Chromebook printing is as easy as Ctrl+P…just like Mac and Windows users! Don’t forget to cash out your leftover toner and ink cartridges with a reliable toner buyback company.
Google Cloud Print
You can’t plug a USB printer into a Chromebook and expect it to work. You need to connect to a printer wirelessly using Google Cloud Print. With Google Cloud Print you can write The Great American Novel in Starbucks, hit print, and have warm printouts waiting in your output tray when you get home…even if your home is half a world away! Without dealing with complicated network configurations, Google Cloud Print can print anything from any device to practically any location. The service can also print web pages and other documents to PDF format and save them in your Google Docs account. Google Cloud Print is a powerful tool that turns your Chromebook into a printing monster!
Do You Need A New Printer?
Many older printer models can be made Google Cloud Print Compatible with a firmware update. Check with your printer manufacturer’s website for potential updates. Here’s a great tutorial on setting up Google Cloud Print.
You’re Getting A New Printer!
Can’t get your old printer to play nice with your Chromebook? No worries. Here are our favorite Chromebook compatible printers of 2019! We’ll buy your surplus toner too!
Canon MX492 BLACK Wireless All-IN-One Small Printer
It’s had to go wrong with this $50 wonder! You can set the entire printer up wirelessly, so leave your USB cable in the drawer. This little powerhouse will connect with your Chromebook in a snap, making printing from your Chromebook easy-peasy!
HP Deskjet 3634 All-In-One
Let’s face it, if you’re a hardcore Chromebook user, you’re probably working on a tight budget. That’s why the HP Deskjet 3634 is a great option. Features include scanning, printing/copying, borderless printing, LCD display, Wi-Fi, 8.5/6 ISO print speed, USB 2.0, and the capacity to print up to 16 color pages per minute or 20 black pages per minute. This is cloud printing on budget without skimping on performance.
Canon PIXMA TS5020 BK Wireless color Photo Printer
This multifunction workhorse is can copy and scan as well as print. In addition to Wi-Fi and USB, this Pixma Office Printer includes many other mobile and cloud connection features like Google Cloud Print, Mopria, and AirPrint. Setup is a breeze.
Samsung Xpress M2020W Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer
We love Samsung laser printers, and the M2020W is a no-nonsense wireless monochrome laser printer that effortlessly connects with Chromebooks. Laser printers are the way to go, and this Samsung delivers excellent performance at a bargain price.
Brother Compact Monochrome Laser Printer, HL-L2350DW
The Brother HL-L2350DW is a cloud-ready monochrome laser printer by Brother. If you want to crank out black-and-white text and graphics from your Chromebook, the Brother HL-L2350DW is hard to beat, supporting mobile printing through Google Cloud Print, Apple AirPrint, Google Chrome Print and many other platforms.
HP OfficeJet 5255 Wireless All-in-One Printer
Print, scan, copy and fax efficiently with a 35-page auto-document feeder, automatic two-sided printing and a 2.2″ touchscreen. Plus the HP Smart app allows you to easily set up your HP OfficeJet 5255 Wireless All-in-One Printer, scan documents with your camera, and print from social media or the cloud, such as iCloud, Google Drive, and Dropbox. Your Chromebook will thank you!