How to print using any mobile device

On November 4, 2013

printWith the growing use of mobile devices these days, printer technology is also growing to meet the wireless printing demand. Whether you’re traveling for business, on vacation with family, or just don’t have physical access to your printer…relax. Here are some simple ways to get your document to the printer no matter where you are.

What is mobile printing?

Wireless printing is a technology that lets you print over a wireless network or the web allowing multiple mobile devices, such as your smartphone, tablet or a laptop, to print from the same computer. Whatever mobile printing solution you select, you have the option of printing from your email account or to any printer that is connected to the same wireless network as your mobile device or through cloud printing.

Wi-Fi printing

Your printer will need to be on the same Wi-Fi network as all of your mobile devices in order for it to communicate with them. This works great if you’re at home and need to print your presentation from your tablet, and your kids want to print concert tickets from their smartphone all at the same time. This prevents everyone from having to use different printers and having to physically connect to the printer using different cords.

Cloud printing

If you need to print anywhere outside of your Wi-Fi network, cloud printing is another great option. Many brands are manufacturing cloud-ready printers like HP, Canon, and Epson. With the current prices of ink cartridges and toner, new ink technologies are discovering ways to help you centralize your printing jobs to one printer which will add up to huge savings.


From iPhone and iPads to Androids, mobile printing issues may arise whether you’re lounging at home or out on the road. But fear not, most manufacturers provide step by step instructions on their site that explain how to troubleshoot any error. Mobile printing is becoming so common these days, that there are tons of blogs and other resources out there that are also a huge help.