Your Chrome device uses the Google Cloud Print service to send print requests to printers. Just press Ctrl+P to send your file or webpage to printers in your account. Using Google Cloud Print, you can print your files from anywhere, even if your printer is not nearby. Don't try to plug your printer into your Chrome device -- it won't work!
How to print
- Make sure you’re signed in to the Google Account that’s associated with the printer you want to use.
- Press Ctrl+P to print your webpage.
- In the print preview screen that appears, adjust your print settings.
- Click Print.
Adjust print settings
You can control your print settings on the print preview screen.
Destination: Select the printer you want to use. By default, the printer you used last will be selected. To choose a different printer, click the Change button and select your printer from the list. If you don’t see your printer, use the search box at the top to find your printer.
- Select Save as PDF if you’d like to convert the webpage into a PDF file and save it in the Files app.
- Select Search for additional printers to see a list of all your printers available in Google Cloud Print. There, you can also save your page in Google Docs or send your print request to FedEx.
- Select Manage printers to see your current print requests and printers.
Pages: Select All to print every page. You can also select specific pages to print by entering the page numbers.
Layout: Choose whether the page should be printed in Portrait or Landscape orientation.
Margins: Choose how much border space you want to have on your printed page.
Options: Choose whether to include headers and footers.
Print using Google Cloud Print dialog: Click this link to see all your Google Cloud Print printers.
- To have your page print right away, make sure the printer you selected is turned on. If you're using a classic printer, make sure the Windows or Mac computer connected to the printer is also turned on and you're logged in to the Windows or Mac user account that was used to set up Google Cloud Print.
- If the printer can’t be reached (e.g. the printer or computer is turned off), your print job will be saved online in Google Cloud Print. Once Google Cloud Print is able to reach your printer, your request will automatically print.
- Want to save a file without printing it out? Save your file as a PDF in Google Drive. From the destination menu, select Search for additional printers > Save to Google Drive. Once you've saved your file, you can retrieve it anytime by visiting Google Drive.
- If you haven't already, set up your printers in Google Cloud Print.
- See a list of your current print requests and printers in your Google Cloud Print page.
- Having trouble printing? Use our printing troubleshooter to quickly diagnose your issue.
- For more information about using Google Cloud Print, see the full Google Cloud Print FAQ.