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How Do I Use Cloud Printing?

5- How to use cloud printing


The expansion in the world of printers has really taken the world by storm. Today, it is not difficult to find a sophisticated printer to suit your specific printing needs. Gone are the days when you had to operate your printers manually to get printouts– today, you can handle things well without having to have any physical access to your printer. That’s what cloud printing is all about.


Considering the advantages of cloud printing, many companies have already switched to it. It is actually a technology that you can use to access printers over a network through cloud computing. There are two basic ways of using cloud printing. First of all, you can use consumer-based cloud printing where you will be using an application that connects you with any cloud-enabled home printers that different you own. In this way, you can rely on digital media, which serves as your primary communications tool – it also allows you to create a printout only when you need any content in a physical form.


You may also want to take advantage of professional cloud printing that enables companies, publishers, and content owners to produce several printouts of heir digital publications by using networks of production facilities by means of cloud computing technology. It is in fact the ‘ad-hoc’ transformation of digital content into physical forms, which could be 2-dimensional or even 3-dimensional.


There are several service providers available online that let you connect with cloud ready printers. By using their service, you don’t have to use any PC connections, print drivers, etc – they even allow you to print from your mobile devices. To enjoy this wireless printing, you need to setup that service on your particular model.


Once you have enabled the service, you can use cloud-printing technology in different ways. For starters, you can use it to print your documents from different online storage sites, such as Evernote and Dropbox – you can print your PDF files, JPG images, and Office documents. You can also use the service and technology to print photos from Twitter, Facebook, and other social networking sites, and you can do it while on the go. And of course, you can cloud print from different online photo albums on Flickr, Picasa, Photobucket, and other such sites.


Article Written By Steven Longsdale

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Inkjet Printer vs Laser/Toner Printer

It is easy to find a range of Inkjet, laser, and multifunction printers to make a choice. The problem is that when it comes to making a choice between a laser and an Inkjet printer, most people find them in serious confusion. The simple way out is to determine your needs first and then compare it with the capabilities/features of these printers.

It is worth mentioning that both laser and Inkjet printers have their pros and cons that you should know before finalizing a purchase.

1- Inkjet vs Laser printers

Pros and Cons of Inkjet Printers

The Inkjet printer produces prints simply by spraying variable size ink droplets on your printing paper. Due to the simple working process, it can print on several types of paper, including high-end glossy photograph paper, cheap office paper, and so on. With these printers, you don’t have to wait before printing, as the warm-up time is little to none. It is possible to refill your ink cartridges and use them again – it saves you a lot of money in the process.

On the downside, the prints you get from an Inkjet printer are susceptible to fading and water-damage – that’s mainly because the ink is water-based and may not last long. Moreover, you may have to clean your ink cartridges on a regular basis –an aspect that makes laser printers more popular. Above all, you may have to spend a lot of money to buy a brand new inkjet cartridge.

Pros and Cons of Laser Printers

Unlike an Inkjet printer, laser printers develop the image of your document onto an electrically charged printing drum. The printer uses dry ink to spray the image – the ink or toner then sticks to the charged area, and as the drum rolls over your paper, it produces a crispy printout.  The best thing about these printers is that they can process an image at a fast pace, which is why they have a better print per page ratio as compared to inkjet printers.

However, you will have to notice a delay in the initial printing startup time because these printers take a bit of a time to warm up. Moreover, the difference in inkjet cartridges and toner is quite huge with toner being the more expensive option.

It all boils down to the fact that both inkjet and laser printers have their advantages and disadvantages. To make a right choice, you need to consider how often you’re going to use your printer and for how many pages. For simple day-to-day printing, try Inkjet printers. If you’re a serious printer user, try a laser printer – it prints quickly and is a better choice considering the overall printing cost.

Article Written By Steven Longsdale
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