Updated September 2017
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.
If you have the right printer, 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.
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Top 4 Chromebook-Compatible Printers
Based on ChromebookHQ readers’ preferences, I’ve put together a list of the four best printers for Chromebooks.
1. Canon MG7720 Wireless All-In-One Printer
This is hands-down my readers’ favorite printer. It’s an all-in-one that scans, copies and prints. It has auto-duplex (unattended 2-sided printing) and can print 4×6 borderless photos. Compared to Canon’s lower-end models, the MG7720 can print directly from NFC-enabled devices.
2. Samsung SL-M2020W/XAA Wireless Monochrome Printer
This Samsung is a no-frills black-and-white laser printer. It prints much faster than inkjet, and the toner cartridge last much longer than inkjet inks.
3. Brother HL-L2380DW Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer
The Brother HL-L2380DW is an all-in-one, black-and-white printer/scanner combo that is super fast. It prints up to 27 pages per minute, compared to 21 for the Samsung.
It’s made in a compact form factor specifically for your home office.
4. HP Envy 4520 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer
This HP color printer/scanner combo is a low-cost option that still has a good amount of features. It prints just as fast as the Canon MG7720, it can auto-duplex, and it can do borderless photos.
This is your best choice if you want a good, basic printer/scanner that can print photos.
Of course, all of these printers have Cloud Print capability.