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How To Print From Chromebook To Canon Printer?

Unlike other operating systems, Chromebook printing is managed only by Google Cloud Print. You can not use other printing methods as of Windows and Mac OS. For printing via Chromebook to the Canon printer, you have to follow the instructions provided below. Make sure you follow each step carefully and conclude the Chromebook printer setup and printing carefully.

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Guiding Directions for Printing from Chromebook to Canon Printer

Below-stated is a thorough procedure that will provide you a clear understanding of printing from Chromebook to Canon Printer. Every step of the procedure must be followed cautiously and in a sequential manner as provided below. 

Step 1: Connect your printer to the internet 

The primary step of the procedure is to hook up your printing machine to the high-speed network connection. There are multiple ways by which you can connect your Chromebook printer to the wireless network. Among the available methods, WPS is the preferable one. It is easy to perform the connection procedure as it can be accomplished in a couple of minutes. For this,

  • Plugin your printing machine to a power socket and switch it on.  
  • Once the LED which is placed beside the power button is lit, press the WiFi button from your Chromebook printer. 
  • Now, wait until the Wifi LED starts blinking.
  • Following this, access your wireless router and locate the WPS button on it. Then, press it for a few minutes. This process from the pressing of the Wifi button to the WPS button must be completed in a duration of 2 minutes. 
  • Once the connection gets successfully established the WiFi LED will stop blinking. 

Step 2: Add your Chromebook Printer to Google Cloud Printer

After the establishment of the internet connection on your printer, you have to connect your Chromebook to the same network connection. Connecting both the devices with the same wireless network will make the printer adding process smooth and error-free. Next to that, you have to add your Canon Chromebook printer to the Google cloud print. The process for the same is stated below. 

  • Start off the procedure by turning on your Chromebook device
  • Then, run an internet surfing browser on it i.e. Google Chrome. 
  • In the main primarily screen of your browser, look for the “Customize and Control Google Chrome” option. This option can be found on the upper-right corner of the screen symbolized with three vertical dots. 
  • As you click the three dots, a list of options will expand and come into view. 
  • Choose the “Settings” option from the list so as to move to the Settings window. 
  • In the next window, you need to scroll down till the down. You will then find the “Advanced” option in the middle of the screen.
  • Click it and get access to several other options. 
  • Move down through the list until you get the Printing section. 
  • Click the “Google Cloud Print” option and further choose “Manage devices”. 
  • A new window will now prompt. Here, you have to choose the “Add Printers” option.
  • Doing so, a list of printers will prompt on your screen. It will have all the printers that are connected to your Chromebook device. 
  • You will find a checkbox beside every Chromebook printer option. Tick Mark the one that you want to use for your printing and hit “Add”. 
  • This will successfully add your printer to the Google Cloud Account and make it available on your Chromebook. 

Step 3: Print From Chromebook

Once your Chromebook printer setup procedure is successfully done, you can commence your print job. The procedure for the same is fairly simple and uncomplicated. For completing your print job, what you need to do is, follow a few simple steps that are listed below and you are done. 

  • The very first step is to open the document, image, or anything that you wish to print from your Chromebook. 
  • After your document is up on your screen, click the Settings/File option. 
  • Next, locate and select the Print option from the list. Alternatively, you can make the use of print shortcut i.e. CTRL + P.
  • Doing so, the printing wizard will come into sight. 
  • The print wizard will display your print document with several other options. First, you need to select your print destination. Then, choose the number of pages to print, pages per sheet, and margins. 
  • Along with this, you also need to select your Chromebook printer from the print wizard.
  • Make the appropriate choices and hit the “Print” tab.
  • The process of printing from the Chromebook to the Canon printer will now commence.

Generally Raised Queries

Ans. Not all Canon printers are compatible with Chromebook. Only a few models of Canon printers can be used for printing via Chromebook. Some of its examples are Canon Pixma TS6220, Canon TS9120, Canon TR4520, and some other models too. However, the process for all the Chromebook printers will remain the same, as stated above.

Ans. WPS is the method that is preferred the most as it is simple and easy to perform. However, not all internet routers come up with the WPS button. Hence, there are other methods too that you can use for network connection. You can either opt for the standard connection method or the wired connection.

Ans. The procedure of adding a cloud-ready printer to the Chromebook slightly varies from the procedure of traditional classic printers. Before you start off with the process, you must be sure that you are using a cloud-based printer. Then, follow the steps that are provided below:

  • Begin the procedure by turning on your Chromebook printer and connecting it to the network connection.
  • Then, launch a chrome browser on your Chromebook device. 
  • Next to that, click Settings> Advanced> Google Cloud Print> Manage Devices> Manage.
  • The cloud print window will now come up. Here, you have to choose the “Add a cloud-ready printer” option.  
  • After that, choose your printer brand i.e. Canon and further, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the procedure.

Ans. There can be multiple errors that you might encounter while performing the printer setup process or at the time of printing. It is important to eradicate these errors every time they prompt. Irrespective of the reasons behind the occurrence of such errors, you must follow the given directions to get the error fixed and make the process smooth. 

  • Install the latest version of your internet browser and then try the Chromebook printer adding process.
  • Reboot your network router and try connecting again to your device.
  • Turn off and on your printer in order to restart it.
  • Check and ensure that your printer and Chromebook are connected to the same network connection.
  • Log out of your Google account and sign in to it again. 
  • Examine that your printer is compatible with the Chromebook. 
  • Clear and delete all the cache, history, and other unwanted files from your web browser. 
  • Review the papers and ink cartridge in your Canon printer.