Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Printing through the Clouds

Post contributed by Courtney Vick -

It seems like the next step - connected printers, networked printers, wireless printers, and now Google is offering the Google Cloud Print service - the ability to access your printers through the Cloud..  According to their main website, "Google Cloud Print is a new technology that connects your printers to the web. Using Google Cloud Print, you can make your home and work printers available to you and anyone you choose, from the applications you use every day. Google Cloud Print works on your phone, tablet, Chromebook, PC, and any other web-connected device you want to print from."
  To make printing even more mobile, the service also has the option of sending documents to FedEx shops around the world to be printed. The Cloud Print system will change the way people use media because it gives them instant access to print essentially anywhere. There are 1,800 FedEx stores located in the United States that will print documents from this service or other Android devices. If someone is not near a printer, all they have to do is go to a FedEx store and have their work printed their for a minimal fee. This will drastically reduce the stress in everyday life. You can even print documents to to other Android devices as PDFs. In order to pick up the documents at FedEx, customers will need a code in order to get their documents at one of the Print & Go machines. Many Canon printers work with the Google Cloud Print service.

   This service provides safe, convenient sharing because when you print, your material is sent to a printer via web. You can print to any printer that is set up through the Google Cloud Print system meaning you can send a print job anywhere. You can send the print job through a phone, a desktop, a tablet, etc. Virtually any form of technology has the ability to use this service. People have instant access to documents and files.

BJB - edited for style.

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