Unlike traditional Windows or OS X based computer, Chromebooks do not support direct connections to printers. Instead, they use the Google Cloud Print protocol.
There are two ways to get Chromebooks connected to a printer at home.
Many printer vendors support a Google Cloud Print directly from the device.
To check and see if your printer supports Google Cloud Print, please visit: https://www.google.com/cloudprint/learn/printers.html, and select your printer make and model.
Instructions for setting up Cloud Print on popular printer models are linked below, for other models please visit: https://www.google.com/cloudprint/learn/printers.html
A classic printer is connected to Google Cloud Print by sharing the internet connection of a computer that already has the printer installed. Therefore, in order to submit print jobs, the host computer must be on.
Before connecting your classic printer, confirm that you have:
Then, follow the steps below to enable the Google Cloud Print connector: