In the world of Google Cloud Print, you can print anything from any device to any cloud-connected printer.
If you have worked in an office for any extended period of time, you would have inevitably had a printer nightmare; whether it involved your computer suddenly becoming unconnected to the printer, printing tons of pages of the same content, routine paper jams or of course the messy toner change. Now instead of making things easier, mobile devices often have no straightforward way to print documents, images, photos, spreadsheets or anything else. The devices simply don't come with the interfaces to allow the direct connection of a printer.
Printing methods simply require too much time sapping configurations, software compatibility issues, lost or uncollected documents and high printer maintenance overheads. Despite this, cost per printed page, based on ink and toner cartridge costs and yields has declined in recent years, but that's small comfort to someone having to fork over massive sums for yet more hardware and software to get their printers to work with mobile devices.
Fortunately, cloud technology and cloud print apps with new features are emerging and expanding, helping you alleviate your mobile printing problems.
Google Cloud Print is a Google service that was created to allow any Cloud-Print-aware application, whether web, desktop or mobile, on any device in the network cloud to print to any printer, without Google having to create and maintain printing subsystems for all the hardware combinations of client devices and printers, and without the users having to install device drivers on their own or their client’s computers or devices.
Several companies, including Apple, Cortado, Google, HP and a few others have embraced this trend and confirmed that sending print images to a cloud service is truly a worthy solution and companies who upgrade facilities and systems with cloud printing capabilities are truly becoming a 21st century business.
The features of this solution are comprehensive and will permanently solve your mobile printing issues.
Google Cloud Print also allows a no stress shared printers network that can be shared with staff and clients, along with many more features for mobile access, including, managing and outputting documents, creating PDF files, opening documents in 3rd party apps, faxing directly from a Smartphone or tablet or sending documents straight to printers from any location. Mobile devices can therefore Cloud Print without having to turn on the computer in a truly wireless cloud solution, removing the need for cables and PC connections.
Implementing this solution can add significant benefits to your organisation. Most importantly, it can save a great deal of time, as linking devices to the printer is the only setup required. Subsequently, cloud printing can produce large amounts of views over a short period of time and the cost of production is relatively low. You will also be able to produce large high quality prints that will have a big impact on your target audience.
Google Cloud Print works with all printers, but for the best printing experience, we recommend that you use a Cloud-Ready printer. You can connect a printer to your Google Cloud Print account in seconds and start printing to it immediately.
Any type of application on any web-connected device can use Google Cloud Print. For a list of apps that will allow you to print to Google Cloud Print at home, at work or on the go, see here. We’ll be integrating with more applications in the future, so stay tuned.
Share Your Printers
Imagine sharing your printer with anyone you choose, as easily as you might share a Google Docs document. With Google Cloud Print, you can share printers securely with a single click, directly from your Google account. Managing printers and print jobs is equally easy.
Google Cloud Print is used internally by Google on over a thousand printers. It can scale to meet your organisation’s needs and can either complement or replace your existing printing infrastructure. Google Cloud Print makes life easier for both system administrators and users.
The cloud printing solution can be used on a cross-platform basis with iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, Android and Symbian devices. Printing takes place on a printer connected to the mobile device, within the same Wi-Fi network, via Bluetooth printer or to a network printer in the organisation. While cloud printing works best with cloud-ready printers, it can also work in parallel with nearly any existing print solution, with the simple installation of Google Cloud Print Connector.
Finally, Google Cloud Print can be integrated with many Google products and services, including, Chrome OS, Chrome, Gmail for mobile, and Google Docs for mobile.
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