Google Cloud Printers make use of new technology that connects your printers to the web. It allows you to make your printer available to you and to any other person you’d want to give access to your printer. The only prerequisite is that you have a ‘cloud ready’ printer. It doesn’t just work on any old printer you see. It works like a charm though, you can connect one to your Google Cloud Print account in seconds, and immediately start printing to it.
Lots of new printers come with the cloud print option, and not just the expensive ones. Very reasonably priced printers come cloud print ready nowadays, so lets check out a few. I’m a fan of the Canon Pixma series. Mine is still running fine after 10 years. I also like the Canon MG series because they come in sleek designs and often with good case color options.
The full overview below contains 14 of the best-rated cloud printers for you to compare. These printers are all rated at least a 4 out of 5 by Amazon users. Included in the matrix are likely to be the most important criteria for you. Prices shown here are approximate prices on Amazon. When you like a certain printer go ahead an click on the link. It will take you to the product specification page on Amazon.com for more detailed information.
Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I try to find the best fit for the need with products made by great companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
Another good resource for making sure your printer will work with your Chromebook is Google’s definitive list of Google Cloud Print-ready printers.
Updated February 2017