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Solving the printer dilemma when it’s BYOD

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Printing is just a click away when you’re at your desktop, but could be a scramble when it’s BYOD (bring your own device) and you need a paper trail.

“Mobile devices weren’t designed for printing, nor were printers designed to talk to anything other than a PC or a Mac,” says Christopher Null, PC World. A solution might be an app that already comes with your printer. Null offers a list of those printers and apps that offer mobile capability.

  • Brother iPrint & Scan lets you print to select models via iOS, Android and Windows phone devices.
  • Canon Easy-PhotoPrint has an app that works for iOS, Android and Windows RT devices, but it’s mainly for printing photos.
  • Canon Pixma Printing Solutions app for iOS and Android works with the Pixma MG5520 and Pixma MG7120.
  • Dell Mobile Print is a simple app that only works with Android devices and lets you print directly when connected to a local network.
  • Epson Connect has several apps that can print using a variety of devices.
  • HP ePrint works with iOS, Android and BlackBerry devices via wireless, local connection or email.
  • Lexmark Mobile Printing supports iOS and Android but prints only PDF and image documents.
  • Samsung Mobile Print prints web pages, photos, PDFs or Office documents or scans directly to your device.

Another option might be third-party printing tools, suggests Null. When you need to print, consider Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Print n Share, Presto, PrinterShare, GoToMyPC and LogMeInPro.

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Toni Gibiino November 20, 2013 at 5:31 am

The summary you’ve provided is a useful breakdown of the current mobile print offering in the market but in my opinion you’ve missed out one of the most advanced business solutions available provided by Xerox.

Xerox Mobile Print version 2.5 not only allows you to print from your mobile devices but has advanced security features giving businesses that peace of mind necessary in today’s world.

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