There are a few methods that can be used to send documents and pictures to your local printer from your i-LAN tablet PC. These are:
- Google Cloud printing
- app supplied by the printer manufacturer
- app purchased from Google Play Store.
Google Cloud Printing
The Google Cloud is a service provided by Google to access remote computing resources (hardware and software). It allows data to be stored and processed on a remote server. Google Cloud Print utilises this service allow you to print from any device attached to the Google cloud.
The print job is sent from the i-LAN tablet PC to the Google cloud on the Internet. The print job is then re-directed to the printer attached to the Google cloud. Some printers can attach to the Google cloud directly and these are listed on Google’s web site: http://www.google.com/cloudprint/learn/printers.html
For non-supported printers they are attached to the Google cloud via a PC running Google Chrome software. This requires the PC to be registered with the Google cloud using the owners Google account.
A video is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exju9W6droc where we show how to configure your PC and printer for cloud printing. In the video, we also show how to send a print job from the i-LAN tablet PC to the cloud printer.
Canon Easy-PhotoPrint (Canon EPP) is a free app that allows you to print photos and scan documents directly from your i-LAN tablet PC. It supports PIXMA multifunctional and SELPHY compact photo printers via a local wireless network (Wi-Fi).
More details is available from their web site: http://www.canon-europe.com/For_Home/Product_Finder/Multifunctionals/Inkjet/PIXMA_Easy_Photo_Print_Android_App.aspx
App Supplied by Printer Manufacturer
Some printer manufacturers provide apps that allow you to print directly from your i-LAN tablet PC to the supported printer. One example of this is Canon Easy-PhotoPrint app.
There are several apps that can be purchased from Google Play store. Some offer a free trial but will need to purchase the full version to use effectively.
One example is “PrinterShare-Mobile Print”
This app has the following features
- Nearby direct printing via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB without PC;
- Nearby printing to Windows shared (SMB/CIFS) or Mac shared printers;
- Unlimited Remote printing. The receiving end (Windows or Mac) would not have to buy pages or subscribe.
It also supports Google Cloud Print.