What is Google Cloud Print?With Google Cloud Print, you can print any document from anywhere to your Google Cloud Print connected printer.
When you print using Google Cloud Print, your file is securely transferred over the internet to your printer. Whether you are in the same room or even in a different country on a different continent you can print whatever you want using any device such as a smartphone, tablet PC or desktop computer.
Share with friends or colleaguesGoogle Cloud Print enables you to share your printer with friends, family or work colleagues with ease. From the Google Cloud management page you can share your printer securely with trusted individuals.
Scalable Printing Solution for BusinessGoogle Cloud Print is used internally by Google employees on hundreds of printers and is designed to scale to your business demands, growing with your business or as a replacement for your existing printing infrastructure.
What is AirPrint?
Apple AirPrint allows full colour, top-quality printing from iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads directly from within many Apps available from the Apple App Store.
To take advantage of AirPrint, your compatible printer must be connected to the same wireless network as your iOS device or Mac computer.
AirPrint enables users to print wirelessly from within applications on Apple devices to AirPrint Compatible Printers connected to a wireless network. You can use your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to easily print via Airprint without the need to install drivers or configure the printer queue. Just tap 'print' and select your AirPrint compatible printer, and print!....It's that simple.
What You See is What You Print
If you can open it on your apple device, chances are you can print it with AirPrint and an AirPrint compatible printer. Airprint works with Safari, Mail, Photos, iWork, PDF's in iBooks and many third-party AirPrint compatible apps available from the app store.
Full list of AirPrint compatible printers
There are also a wide variety of third-party apps available to enable wireless printing through Apple devices, even to machines that are not natively AirPrint compatible printers. By sharing a printer installed on an Apple Mac or Windows Pc over a wireless network any printer may be able to take advantage of the AirPrint features. (An additional third-party app may be required to be installed on the local machine)
*For full AirPrint support, a printer firmware upgrade may be required which is available directly from the relevant manufacturer website.
Please note. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the above information is correct at the time of publication, Printerland will not be held responsible for the content of any third-party software suggested on this site and usage of any such software is at the users own risk. Printerland is unable to provide support for Airprint compatible printer software and any such advice should be readily available from the relevant manufacturer or developer.
BLI Buyers Lab Summer 2013 Pick Award
For reasons such as environmental friendliness, strength of performance (image quality and productivity), and affordability, the Samsung Xpress M2875 Series has earned the BLI Summer 2013 “Pick” for “Outstanding Personal Monochrome MFP,” based on the performanceof the tested “FD” configuration.
“For some time now, Samsung has clearly had eco-responsibility at the forefront of its product design,” said BLI Associate Editor Carl Schell. Aside from standard automatic duplexing and toner-save mode, both of which can reduce waste and TCO, the Result Simulator in the driver provides the estimated reduction for carbon dioxide emissions and energy and paper consumption when “green” features are enabled. “This can be a powerfultool to help educate employees about how they can have a dramatic impact on the environment—and the company’s bottom line,” Schell noted. Meanwhile, with the Easy Eco Driver, users can remove text or images, or lighten text or change the font, to conserve toner, without affecting the original document. And pressing the Eco hard key on the controlpanel defaults the unit to the most environmentally responsible settings.
“With simple maintenance procedures, a well-designed PCL driver that allows users to save settings for frequently used jobs, and great scanning capabilities for this level of device—I was definitely impressed,” said BLI Test Technician Rich Holloway. Also, image quality in print and copy modes was excellent and very good overall, respectively, with dark and sharp text, consistent line art, the full range of halftones, and dark solids. “For personal printing, users will be more than happy with the way output looks,” said Holloway.
“People aren’t just looking to save money these days—they also want to save space,” Schell said. “The Xpress M2875 family definitely fits the bill with a compact footprint. But despite its small size, Samsung has managed to pack a lot of features into these budget-friendly devices.”
“Samsung’s monochrome laser printers and MFPs in the M2875 series reflect our commitment to create powerful,attractive products that meet consumer demands for performance, cost efficiency and ease of use,” said Joosang Eun, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Samsung Electronics. “We are honoured by the award from BLI and we consider them as recognition of our continued effort in discovering new possibilities in printer innovation.”
BLI highly recommends the Samsung Xpress M2875FD for environments with monthly volumes of up to 1,000 impressions. The “FW” version is identical to its sibling except it offers a standard wireless interface.