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How to Print From Your Android Phones

Google has created just about everything and if you are an Android user, printing from your Android phones is no brainer. But to those who are new, you probably may have just heard of Google Cloud Print.

What is Google Cloud Print?

Google Cloud Print (GCP) is a service which allows Android mobile phone users to print from their devices. It also allows users to easily discover printers and print from their Web-connected mobile phones without the need for complex printer setup and driver installation.

We have compiled a complete rundown how to setup your Google Cloud Print so you can print easily from your Android mobile phones.

Check if your printer is compatible with cloud-printing
  1. Check your printer details manually or
  2. Go to Google’s cloud printer page
  3. Choose your printer details
  4. If it has a v2 next to it that means it’s cloud ready
  5. If not, it is not cloud-ready but you may set it up with Google Cloud Print if it supports wireless connection.
Link your printer to Google Cloud Print
  1. Make sure that you are first connected to a Wifi.
  2. Sign in to your Google account.
  3. On your PC or Mac, open your system settings and go to the printing section.
  4. If your printer has been added, open your Chrome browser.
  5. Click the icon at the top right that looks like a dotted line.
  6. Select Settings and Click Advanced.
  7. Click Google Cloud Print under Printing
  8. Click Manage Cloud Printer devices and select the printer you want to add.
Printing with Google Cloud Print

You may now start printing from a page or file using your Chrome browser. Just go to File>Print and click Change to choose Google Cloud Printer.

5 Must Know Printer Tips

Remember those days when you still thought of buying a printer? Those were the times when you were once so eager to get your hands on the device. Then, the excitement wears off, and you don’t even bother to look at your printer until it runs out of ink.

Some say printers are disposable electronic devices. So others don’t really mind if their printers don’t work. It’s just a matter of getting a new one. It is so wrong to think of it that way. You can avoid repairs or buy a new one altogether with the proper care and maintenance.

Here are five things you need to keep in mind to extend your printers lifespan.


1. Monitor your ink

It’s a common notion that ink running out or completely emptied is just a usual encounter.

But most often than not, ink doesn’t print because their nozzles are clogged. This is an unpleasant fact of inkjet printers. This is commonly caused by the temperature of the area. Low humidity is one of the factors which cause clogging nozzles. You can avoid this by installing a humidifier in the area where your printer is.

2. Be mindful of the print order

Most inkjet printers print face up which means it prints out the first pages and the last page appears first in the stack. As a result, you need to re-order them.

You can check out the default settings of your printer if you want to reverse the order. This will likely place the first page at the top of the stack, and print the last page first.

3.Check the printer queue

Before hitting the print button on your printer software make sure you have a clear queue. This the reason why printing does not run smoothly because of long queues.

You can click on the dialog box of your printer program and when there appears a queue, you can cancel it if they are just a duplicate of an earlier printout.

4. Keep the proper settings

Instances, where too many printer software installed on your computer, is not new. Always check the default printer from the Settings menu and set your new printer as default.

You can also check the fit scale setting if you want to customize the appearance of your print out. It is in the settings where you can

5. Choose the right paper

Paper is the ultimate test. This is what makes all the difference. When you are printing a document it would look different when using a photo paper or a photo paper for printing a document, and vice versa. What this means is that you need to use the right kind of paper bearing in mind the purpose of printing in the first place.

The Ease Of Wireless Printers

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” – John F. Kennedy

We all know how technology has evolved over the years. We have witnessed how the thing of the past has slowly diminished. Giant computer machines have turned into different hybrids, shrinking into more than half of what it was then. Wired phones evolved to becoming handheld devices with high powered touch functionality and wireless technology.

Today, wireless devices are everywhere, from your mobile phones to your cameras, laptops and of course printers.

Back then I used to complain to my mom that we need to buy a computer table with the printer rack built in it. The downside to it is that you can just imagine the pain of putting up all the electronic devices you need in one stand or table.

One of the most important thing to me is connecting your printer to your computer and it was never easy then.

Good thing is that we now have Bluetooth printers available. As a matter of fact, it was opened to the market for the past decade, however not until very recently in the last five years that wireless printers have really become commonplace in our homes.

Latest Wi-Fi printers now support mobile printing, isn’t that perfect? And what’s even better is that printers are advancing together with other devices.

Printer companies have introduced the peer to peer connection with Wi-Fi direct. Wi-Fi direct technology simplifies wireless connectivity. According to “Wi-Fi Direct device connections can happen anywhere, anytime – even when there is not access to a Wi-Fi network. Wi-Fi Direct devices emit a signal to other devices in the area, letting them know a connection can be made.”

Excited to have your own wireless printers?

How To Choose The Right Photo Paper

Not all photo papers are created equal. Most often than not, a great photo is a result of the printing quality and the type of photo paper used.

Most often than not, we fail to look at the effect of photo paper on printing, which affects the vividness of color, the texture or photo surface.

There are several types of photo paper which you can consider when you choosing.


This the most common photo paper widely used. The degree of glossiness is from normal to high glossy.

You may consider using a glossy paper if you want to accentuate the smallest details of the photo. The only challenge is the glaring view from certain angles.


This type of paper is the exact opposite of glossy. This is the best pick if you want zero glossiness. However, the photo could look cheap because of the lack of finish. This is a better option and is commonly used as marketing materials such as flyers, brochures or pamphlets.


This kind of paper represents a type of Satin finish with a textured feel. There are several finish options when going for this kind of paper. There are types that contain a low level of glare which a glossy paper has. It neither contains zero glossiness like a matte finish. It has a soft glow which produces a vivid color and quality may vary depending on the brand quality.


This a neutral type of paper that is in between the glossy and matte finish. It is nowhere near the glossiness of a glossy paper but has a little bit of level of glossiness ranging from a semi-glossy to a toned down glossiness. If you like to print bright colors, this is the best paper to try out because of its effect on printing. It has a lower reflection and makes a photo feel and look like a more traditional photo.

Overall, you need to determine the purpose for printing or how you would like a photo to look like and perhaps how you want your printing to appear to your viewers.