Wireless printing with the Note
06-04-2012 10:33 AM
- I need a new printer anyway and saw various apps androids to print wirelessly to wifi capable printers. I'm not used to using all the functions of a smart phone but I thought it looked simple, get a new printer, get an app, print. Then I saw DAS's comment on another thread "The Note seems to only want to print to Samsung printers, but by copying and pasting emails I can use my HP. "
(DAS, I hope you read this) Since I'm going to be purchasing a printer, does anyone have suggestions on what I should look for in apps or printers to be able to print from my Note? Thanks in advance.05-31-2012 06:44 AM
- The printer I use is the HP Photosmart 6510.
I also downloaded the app HPePrint Home&Biz.
By doing I am able to print docs from Polaris Office and pics directly from the Note. The only downside I've discovered is that I can't print emails.
For emails I must copy and paste the contents of the email into Polaris and then print the document using the HP ePrint app.
It works really well. If I'm away from home and want to print something to my home printer (HP 6510), then I just email the document directly to the printer. I don't use this function much. Most of my printing is when I'm home.
I don't know for sure, but I would imagine that whichever wireless printer you decide upon you'll want to make sure they have a corresponding app in the Play Store.
I tested this all out at Best Buy before buying the HP. It really does work well.
Galaxy Note! Phone. Tablet. Planner. Notepad. eReader. The only device I need!05-31-2012 06:57 AM
- Thanks to all. DAS, I hadn't even thought about testing printers at a store. I saw the Epson app this evening. I originally ran across a Lexmark app which is what starting me thinking again about buying a printer and being able to send things to one from my phone. I knew you guys would have great advice! I'm hoping to find a printer small enough to hide away in a small cabinet. I'll see what Best Buy has to offer. Thanks guys.05-31-2012 09:09 PM
- Be sure to tell the rep at BB that you want to print from the Note.
Otherwise any wireless printer will allow you to email documents and print that way, but you'll want to be able to print without having to email docs.
I'm not in love with HP, but I only found their solution to work the way I wanted/needed.
Of course a Samsung printer would probably work best. I just didn't want to order a printer that I couldn't see up close and touch first hand.
Galaxy Note! Phone. Tablet. Planner. Notepad. eReader. The only device I need!05-31-2012 09:18 PM
- TA DAA, I can print! But along the way I made a few "assumptions" that were wrong so I'll spell them out and hope it'll ease someone else's quest to print. Usually I research things to the nth degree but this time I was in too big a hurry. I looked at various wireless printers and found a Canon PIXMA MG3122. Canon had an app showing on their site. The box said print from android or iphone to this wireless printer. The manual that comes with the printer doesn't say beans about using a cell phone with it. Nothing was on the CD either. So I go to the site and using my phone, download the android app. Nice, glitzy app, for printing photos and pdf files ONLY. To print a document, must scan it in. It would print my memos as a photo. Couldn't print directly from polaris or quick office. I was very frustrated. Unpacking this printer meant removing a great multitude of pieces of plastic wrap, tape, cardboard, and Styrofoam. Taking it back seemed more of a challenge then the process to get it to print. Thanks to you folks, I knew it couldn't be impossible so I went looking and I found an app highly recommended on Cnet, PrinterShare. I installed it, and it's a lengthy process of detecting the printer, finding drivers (I was able to pick the one for my printer), etc. then you get to print a test page. To really print, you need to pay 12.95. They warn you not to figure paying for it will mean it'll work if the test page doesn't. My phone would tell me it printed, but my wonderful new printer sat there silently and the gremlins were laughing. I went to their website and found a list of supported printers. On that list, there's a thousand canon printers but NOT MINE. I tried their suggestion to clear the cache of their application when a test doesn't work. The gremlins still laughed. So, thinking that maybe the canon software did something to interfere, I uninstalled both Canon's printing app and the PrintShare and started over with PrintShare again. This time when it detected the printer and went looking for drivers, I picked the driver for the 2100 series since it was also on the website list of approved printers. VOILA, the gremlins ran away and my test page printed just fine. I happily paid the 12.95 to get the key for full use. I can print my word equivalent documents, gmail emails, my memos, pictures and pdf files. I hope this thread helps someone have the same great result without the frustration. I REALLY love my Note!!! Thanks everyone for the advice and encouragement!06-01-2012 11:19 PM
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