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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kilgetty, Feb 9, 2016.

  1. kilgetty

    kilgetty Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Is it possible to print from my Nexus 7 tablet to my Canon MG5450 wireless printer? I have tried all sorts of applications without any success.
    If it is possible could you please give me step by step instructions.
     


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    Post #2 by Crashdamage, Feb 9, 2016 (1 points)
  3. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    #2 Crashdamage, Feb 9, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2016
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  4. kilgetty

    kilgetty Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hi Crashdamage. Thanks very much for your prompt reply, it worked perfectly. I am so pleased that I have eventually got this working.
     
    #3 kilgetty, Feb 9, 2016
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2016
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  5. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

    It should work with the standard cannon print plugin app. I print to my mother in law's printer with it. I print to my hp wireless printer with the regular hp print plugin. The stock system handles printing very well.
     
  6. kilgetty

    kilgetty Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I tried the Canon app without any luck at all, but the PrinterShare app is working fine.
     
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  7. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    Yeah, the HP Print Plugin should work with our HP printer but I never could get it working right. PrinterShare has been around a long time, it was one of the first print apps for Android. If just works. Has for years on many devices and 2 or 3 printers.
     
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  8. mydian

    mydian Android Expert

    I've used Google's cloud print many times with my Canon printer.
     
  9. Madbat

    Madbat Android Expert

    I just used the print plugin.
    You don't open the app. You print from where the document is that you want to print. If its a web page, select print from browser settings. If its a PDF or other document, select print in the document reader app. It should open a standard print window where you choose the print destination (similar to PC).
    But there are so many printers, just sticking with what worked is probably best.
     
  10. Torrid

    Torrid Android Enthusiast

    Yes, I can vouch for Printershare--has worked wonderfully for me for years. I have used the Print Hammermill (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.hammermill.premium&hl=en) app with success as well.
     

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The Nexus 7 (2013) release date was July 2013. Features and Specs include a 7.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 2GB RAM, Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 3950mAh battery.

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