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    setting up printing on CHROMBOOKS

    HI
    i tried to get a chromebook to print to a ricoh mpc4503 and could not get the app from their site to work.
    Machines print jibberish and keeps printing till i do copier print job reset
    Are these cheap laptops just too cheap to do normal printing.
    I didnt spend a lot of time but did muck wth it a bit to no avail..

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    Re: setting up printing on CHROMBOOKS

    Quote Originally Posted by fshead View Post
    HI
    i tried to get a chromebook to print to a ricoh mpc4503 and could not get the app from their site to work.
    Machines print jibberish and keeps printing till i do copier print job reset
    Are these cheap laptops just too cheap to do normal printing.
    I didnt spend a lot of time but did muck wth it a bit to no avail..
    Chromebook probably uses a postscript print driver....does the ricoh have the postscript option installed???setting up printing on CHROMBOOKS

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    Re: setting up printing on CHROMBOOKS

    Try logging into Chrome (with your Google account) on a Windows PC.

    Type "chrome://devices" in the URL. Setup a cloud printer that way, and it should be there and work when logging in to your Google account via a Chromebook.

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    Re: setting up printing on CHROMBOOKS

    Quote Originally Posted by JR2ALTA View Post
    Try logging into Chrome (with your Google account) on a Windows PC.

    Type "chrome://devices" in the URL. Setup a cloud printer that way, and it should be there and work when logging in to your Google account via a Chromebook.
    thanks
    the chromebook is a sales mans at a real estate office i service so it wouldnt be my laptop.
    I guess if he is there i can use a windows based pc at site and test it.
    I get this is the future technology $199 units with barebones options.

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    Re: setting up printing on CHROMBOOKS

    Did you purchase the google print app from Ricoh {70 USD} and load it onto the MFP? If not you will need it to print through google cloud print. The instructions are quite confusing but I was able to get it working on a few chrome books.

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    Re: setting up printing on CHROMBOOKS

    Quote Originally Posted by Brianneoe View Post
    Did you purchase the google print app from Ricoh {70 USD} and load it onto the MFP? If not you will need it to print through google cloud print. The instructions are quite confusing but I was able to get it working on a few chrome books.
    nah
    i went there as the one saleguy tried to print to a mpc4503 i service and it kept printing garbage endlessly.
    I showed them how to clear print cue and told the salesguy not to print wth his Chromebook till i get some answers.
    I doubt he will want to spend $70 to print..
    i told him about the thunb drive option.
    I mucked wth his CB for 30 mins and like you said it was confusing.

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    Re: setting up printing on CHROMBOOKS

    Been down this rabbit hole...

    Your best bet is setting up a linux or windows server appliance running google cloud print...

    GitHub - google/cloud-print-connector: Google Cloud Print Connector

    From there if you have any fancy network gear (like cisco / switches or AP's) you have to go in and enable multicast traffic so that the chromebooks can see the cloud print server.

    If all goes well, you will see the printers magically show up in chrome.

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    Re: setting up printing on CHROMBOOKS

    You can also try printing directly to the copier from the Chromebook. You won't have to add Google Cloud Print to the MFP to do this.

    I made a quick PDF with instructions: Setting up a Chromebook for Direct Printing.pdf

    If the exact model is not listed, you usually can get away with using a similar model's print driver.

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    Re: setting up printing on CHROMBOOKS

    Look up "Google cloud print classic". Basically a windows PC is setup as a "Print Server". The printer is set up shared through a Gmail account to Chromebook users. As long as the PC is on they should be able to print.

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