Also the Smartphone can be used with the printer | Multimedia

print just the photo or a PDF from your Smartphone. The it would be. But this is anyway? The answer is: Yes, of course, often in many different Ways. Hamburg

Also the Smartphone can be used with the printer | Multimedia

print just the photo or a PDF from your Smartphone. The it would be. But this is anyway? The answer is: Yes, of course, often in many different Ways.

Hamburg (dpa/tmn) - Who wants to always drive to the computer, if he wants to quickly print a document, a photo, or an email? No one. That's why Apple and Google have integrated into their mobile operating systems the printer features - in-iOS Airprint and Android Cloud Print is.

The benefit: From any App, so print jobs over Wi-Fi to the Printer send, explains Rainer Schuldt of the "Computer image". The downside: The printer must support the respective Standard. "If he does not, nothing comes out of the paper tray."

If the printer and the mobile device in the same network that shows Airprint the printer automatically. Just select and print. The data in the local network does not leave white Rudolf Opitz from the "c't"magazine.

Google Cloud Print

Google Cloud Print requires the Installation of the appropriate App on the Smartphone. Hereby, it is also possible to use the printer over the Wi-Fi. Still. Because the end of 2020, Google wants to shut down this service.

But there are Alternatives to Printing from a Smartphone. To Apps, the printer manufacturer to count. Their disadvantage: "Usually needs to be to controlled pressure at the end of the document in the printer App, then it can be to the printer," explains Rainer Schuldt. The flap with the documents you will have stored in the Smartphone memory or to an online storage, very good. Printing from the Browser doesn't work but for the most part.

From Airprint iPhone printer manufacturers Apps offer the advantage of additional settings such as print quality, white Opitz. The print templates need to be stored but in the photo Album or device memory.

printing Apps and third party cost mostly

but There are also third-party Apps that want to work with as many different printer manufacturers. "Unlike the Apps from the printer manufacturers, these Apps are not often free of charge," says Opitz.

another way to Print via a Smartphone or Tablet Plug-in-Apps. They are developed by the printer manufacturers as well as third-party. These Apps without an own user interface, according to Opitz, typically free of charge and can be like normal Apps from the respective App Store to install.

While you build up the connection to the printer, transmit to the paper size, color, or the desired print quality. "The Process they typically use Cloud services, the majority of Plug point-to but, to be fair before," says Opitz. In the case of safety-critical materials Opitz advises not to use Apps, edit the print data on Internet servers.

Mopria wants to. mobile Printing unify

a more Android solution is the Plug-in App, Mopria (Mobile Printing Alliance), a 2013 by Canon, HP, Samsung and Xerox, founded in industrial organization"It has set itself the goal to unify the Printing from mobile devices," says Opitz. In the meantime, all well-known printer manufacturer, Software with made companies like Adobe and Microsoft, or even the chip maker Qualcomm for Mopria.

And how is the quality? "It can happen that the Plug-in prints from the manufacturer better than the Mopria or Vice versa," says Opitz. He recommends, therefore, it is easy to try out.

in Addition, many printer manufacturers offer their own Cloud services. The printer gets an E-Mail address to which users can send what you want to print. The advantage is that users can even start on-the-go print jobs, if the local printer is turned on and is online.

Updated Date: 26 May 2020, 22:34

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