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Miss no Prints with Gmail & Google Cloud Print

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Yes, I did have some reservations about cloud printing via web-connected HP printers. But I admitted then that sending print jobs via e-mail is great. Here comes Google cloud print app and gmail that will enable anyone to print to their printers from anywhere and (almost) anytime.

The apps not only allow you to send print jobs from your gmail but also puts your print job in queue in the "cloud" in case the printer is off (or Google Cloud print connector is off). This means documents to be printed can be put in queue while in transit. When the printer is on or (online), it will then download the print job and start printing immediately. This really make sense. But if your company is always on, then you can print important document every time.

As of now, only on computers in Windows and those who can access gmail via iOS or Android can run the feature. Supported document types include *.pdf and .doc files. The gmail blog said that this will be rolled out in the US in the next few days.

I just checked now, and I need to download the latest Google chrome beta version in order to connect my printer to the Google Cloud print. And of course, this feature is in its relative infancy but I'm sure you can imagine too the possibilities.

You can know more about Google Cloud Print here.

Everyday, solutions are coming up for us to be able to print when we need to. And if the only thing that concern you is the price of print consumables, then you should try out alternative toner replacements like compatible HP toners, Brother toners and Samsung toners.


Cloud Printing is Upon Us, Will you press P from the Cloud?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

PCWorld ran this interesting article, Cloud Printing Is Here--Do You Need It? and here are my thoughts.
cloud printingPrinters were made as peripherals to produce hard copy of our documents. Getting it to scan, fax and make copies is alright. Designing it to access the internet, I feel, is cool but I don't get the point yet.

I would like to call it PCializing/smartphoning the printer not out of extra important necessity. For me, I go online to read, to play, to blog but it's just feel weird to do that in a printer, even if the printer is capable of it. We are in the era of PCs, laptops, netbooks, smartphones and, lately, tablets. They all pretty much take care of the things we need to do online.

Fine. There are things online that you may need to be printed and perhaps immediately. Businesses with print-on-demand need for their documents stands to benefit from cloud printing. But I think they are still few. An example would probably be a business offering printer service wherein customers walk-in and say print this Facebook photo or plane tickets or coupons.

The capability to send print jobs via e-mail to these web-connected printers are great, but I feel that the rest of the features, downloadable apps and all are just more like icings on big cake.

So, the answer to the question of this blog post title is, I'll press cancel. A reliable HP printer and compatible HP toners can work just fine with our PCs and our smartphones.


Bargain Printer - HP Color LaserJet CP1215 & Bargain Compatible HP CP1215 Toners

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Start the new year improving your office productivity with a brand new HP Color LaserJet CP1215 printer in bargain price and where to get its corresponding replacement hp toners.

Rick Broida of CNET wrote about a good bargain printer from TigerDirect you can get for only $99.99 (plus about #21 shipping).

The brand new printer is the HP Color LaserJet CP1215 - a compact color printer. While the printer only presents simple funtionalities and will work only with PC in Windows, this is a good buy. For small offices that regularly prints color printers, this printer would be a welcome addition. The affordable price with the following features basically says it's a great buy.

HP Color LaserJet CP1215

Image & list of features from TigerDirect.

  • Enjoy the advantages of color, plus get black and white printing at the same price as on monochrome HP LaserJet printers.
  • HP’s newest ColorSphere toner formulation and ImageREt 2400 enable vibrant, bold colors, clean lines and photo-quality resolution.
  • Conveniently save desktop space with the compact HP Color LaserJet CP1215 Printer.
  • Quickly produce marketing materials and business documents at fast print speeds up to 12 pages per minute (ppm) in black and 8 ppm in color.
  • Easily create impressive materials on different media types with a single click using the simple print driver interface – select from a collection of pre-configured printing shortcuts that include settings for envelopes, cardstock, glossy paper and more.
  • Conserve energy and decrease wait time with HP’s Instant-on Technology, which uses 50 percent less energy than traditional fusing and prints faster from PowerSave mode.
  • Perform complex tasks quickly with a powerful 264 MHz processor and 16 MB device memory.
  • Printer includes pre-installed introductory print cartridges that yield approximately 750 pages of color and 750 pages black.
  • Create print-shop quality documents without leaving the office using HP specialty or business publishing papers.
Price & offer are subject to change without prior notice.

Or if your old printers are starting to conk up in increasing frequency, this bargain printer may serve as a reliable backup, for you not to miss that rush and important print-out.

The printer only include an introductory set of hp toners. Even so, you need not worry. Affordable but quality compatible hp toners can be found.

Tonerboss Promo - TBYR2011

Tonerboss, the HP toners & supplies specialist, offers very affordable replacement HP Color LaserJet CP1215 toner set. A complete replacement toner cartridge set would only cost $188 dollars. The HP CB540A black toner is good for up to 2200 standard capacity pages while the color toners is good for up to 1400 standard capacity pages.

They currently offer 10% off plus free shipping for orders of their premium compatible toners and ink cartridges starting at $99. Use the coupon code below.

[Coupon Code: TBYR2011 Expires on 1/16/2011]

Check out their website for their other offers like volume discounts and color combos.


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