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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by shiftless, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. shiftless

    shiftless Lurker
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    Is it possible to print with the 4 & how do you do it


    Thanks,


    Nick
     



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  2. Teegunn

    Teegunn Android Expert

    It's very easy to print from android phones and devices. I use an app called printer share, but there are many other similar options.
     
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  3. shiftless

    shiftless Lurker
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    How do you setup the Epson xp-400 printer, I'm sorry if this is taking to much of your time, I'm can't seem to get it to work



    Thanks,

    Nick
     
  4. JimSmith94

    JimSmith94 Android Enthusiast

    What I did with my old non-Wifi HP printer was to set it as my cloud printer in Google. Then Printer Share found it.
     
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  5. Teegunn

    Teegunn Android Expert

    Just open printer share. If you have a wifi printer, there is a selection tab in printer share to search for available printers via wifi. If you have a usb only printer that is a bit tough with a phone unless you have a usb to micro usb converter. My asus tab and HP slatebook (android laptop) both have full usb ports, so printershare can find and use the printer through USB if necessary. All of my printers are wifi at this point however and I just use wifi. I have never used cloud print as I have never needed it. Hope that helps some.
     
  6. Teegunn

    Teegunn Android Expert

    So I assume you had to connect your printer to your wifi router via usb cable?? That way it is available for cloud priniting??
     
  7. JimSmith94

    JimSmith94 Android Enthusiast

    No, I tried it that way and could never get Printer Share to find it. It's just connected to a USB port on my computer. Print jobs take a while to start, so I'm guessing they go to Google and then back to my PC and then on to the printer.
     
  8. andy roddy

    andy roddy Lurker

    You can also try the Epson iPrint app if you have a WiFi-enabled Epson printer.
     
  9. Teegunn

    Teegunn Android Expert

    Ahh, yes, that would work too. You won't like to hear this - but I suggest upgrading to a wifi printer soon. They don't cost much and often use less ink than the older models. Overall you will probably save money and frustration just getting a $100 wifi printer.
     
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  10. JimSmith94

    JimSmith94 Android Enthusiast

    Thanks, my next one will be Wifi, I'm just waiting for this one to die. I think I bought it in 2008 or 2009 and it's lasted way longer than any other inkjet printer I've had. HP doesn't even list it on their website any more.
     
  11. Teegunn

    Teegunn Android Expert

    About 6 months ago I retired (it died) my last non-wifi printer I think it was bought new in 2008. It was an HP (can't remember the model) and thankfully finally kicked the bucket. I have found the newer ones seem to use less ink. And wifi printing is soooo easy to use with my phone, tablet, PC, etc.. Couldn't go back to USB only.
     
  12. shiftless

    shiftless Lurker
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    I still can't get them to recognize each other, the galaxy 4 or the Ebson XP-400. They show no device found or the printer shows wi-fi sys. In the neighborhood, but no galaxy 4.wi-fi.


    Thanks,

    Nick
     
  13. Hamnat

    Hamnat Newbie

    This is how I set up my printing on my phones and Galaxy Tablet and my new Epson Printer.

    First download and install Epson Print Enabler
    Here is the link from the play store.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/...lephone.android.epsonprintserviceplugin&hl=en

    The device has to be Android 4.4 or later. I did this on my Galaxy S4 and on my Tablet. After the install you then should have the option to print from most of your apps.

    Chrome, S-Note the drop downs should have the option to print.
     
  14. shiftless

    shiftless Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I've tried all of the above, & thanks again for all of your help. It seems the galaxy 4 & the Ebson XP- 400 do not seem to be recognized by each other. My wi-fi is on Ebson printer enable is on, I'm sorry I don't know where to go with this.

    Thanks all,

    Nick
     
  15. shiftless

    shiftless Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Thanks all for your help, I found out my problem, the Ebson Xp-400 does not support WI-FI direct, only network.

    Thanks again,

    Nick
     

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