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Printer - no PC required

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Timemeans, Jun 16, 2019.

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  1. Timemeans

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    Does anyone know whether you can buy printers that don’t need any kind of PC set up? I don’t own a laptop or PC as I dont need one and just want to print via my tablet. Most wireless printers seem to require some kind of installation via a computer and I’m hoping someone has invented one that doesn’t?
     
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    You will have to install software onto the tablet before it can work with a printer. What tablet is it ?
     
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    It’s a Lenovo tablet and I have an iPhone too. Ideally I’d be able to print from either but one will do. Any recommendations on printers of what specifically to look for in the spec?
     
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    The links list supported printers.
     
  6. Timemeans

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    Ok great thanks. I found this list before and whilst i saw they support wireless printing, some of them seem to still require PC set up....
     
  7. AmyToo

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    I've set up printers for Google Cloud Print without a computer. Look for one with a built-in display or interface that doesn't require a Windows or Mac OS computer.
     
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    I did some research and apparently Windows 10 can use a wireless printer without extra software.

    Lenovo make several tablets, which one is yours ?
     
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