How to Use Cloud Printing
“The Cloud” is a popular buzzword nowadays, that refers to services that can be hosted entirely on the internet. There is cloud hosting, cloud backups, cloud email…and now cloud printing. In this article, we will explain not only what cloud printing is, but how to cloud print.
What is cloud printing?
Cloud printing is a service that allows you to print to your home or office printers from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an internet connection. All you need is a cloud printing application, and an internet-accessible printer, and you can take your business on the road!
How do I use cloud printing?
Cloud printing is both easy and convenient. Here is a simple guide to using this new technology.
First, you need to choose a cloud printing provider. Be sure to choose one that offers you the products and support that you need – the best value is in cloud computing services that package cloud printing with other cloud solutions.
You will then need to download your provider’s cloud printing app. This is the software you will use to connect your PC, laptop or tablet to your printer online.
Once your cloud printing application is installed, you need to configure it to work with your printer. Any printer that connects to the internet will be able to cloud print, but there are also specialty printers that come enabled with cloud printing capabilities.
These printers don’t require any additional setup in order to connect them to your cloud printing service. Many of the top printer manufacturers, such as HP, Epson and Brother, now make cloud-ready printers.
Once your printer is configured for cloud printing, you can use that printer from anywhere in the world. As long as you have internet access, you have access to your cloud printer. You can also share your printer with any other device that has the cloud printing app installed. Simply print your file as usual, selecting your cloud printing device as default.