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Anyone Using Google Cloud Print?

Posted on 01/06/2013 1:54:18 PM PST by chaosagent

And Having Problems?


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: googlecloudprint
I recently installed Google Cloud Print on my home desktop and it works great. I can print to my desktop printer from my laptop, my Kindle Fire, and my Android phone.

I then installed it on a friend's machine for him to use. Again, no problems.

I then installed it on my son's home machine. But no matter what you use to print to it, my Droid, my son's Galaxy SIII, or my granddaughter's iPad, any page printed has "CONFIDENTIAL" printed in large block letters from the bottom left to the top right, overlaid over whatever is being printed.

When I Google this, I find one problem like this printing from a Nexus 7, but there is no answer or solution.

Anyone have any ideas?

1 posted on 01/06/2013 1:54:28 PM PST by chaosagent
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To: chaosagent
I recently installed Google Cloud Print on my home desktop and it works great. I can print to my desktop printer from my laptop, my Kindle Fire, and my Android phone.

Not sure about Google Cloud Print, but many modern printers (mine's an Epson) have wireless capability. I can print directly via WiFi from my computers, phones and tablets.

2 posted on 01/06/2013 1:59:43 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: chaosagent

I usually do my damnedest to steer clear of anything branded google (I prefer to call them Gargoyle). This sounds like a global setting (since it shows up wherever you print). Typically programs like this have some sort of “options” that you can go into and change global settings.

Good luck.


3 posted on 01/06/2013 2:02:25 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: rockrr

Google, AARP, GE, etc stay away from corporations that are in on the demise of this country


4 posted on 01/06/2013 2:08:36 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Being Breitbart, Lexington / Concord, America's first gun grab attempt)
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To: chaosagent

Some printer models have the ability to watermark every sheet. Check the printer utilities to see if it has been enabled. Reinstalling the printer driver might also turn it off.


5 posted on 01/06/2013 2:08:49 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Cementjungle

Not sure about Google Cloud Print, but many modern printers (mine’s an Epson) have wireless capability. I can print directly via WiFi from my computers, phones and tablets.


Google Cloud Print lets you print from anywhere you have an Internet connection. You can be on your laptop at the airport and send a printout to your printer at home or at the office, or to your client’s printer in Japan.


6 posted on 01/06/2013 2:13:01 PM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: chaosagent

Actually, before you try reinstalling the printer driver you should also check the control panel on the printer itself. There should be an option there to turn off the watermark if you don’t have printer utilities installed on one of the computers that connect to it.


7 posted on 01/06/2013 2:17:52 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: Kirkwood

Actually, before you try reinstalling the printer driver you should also check the control panel on the printer itself. There should be an option there to turn off the watermark if you don’t have printer utilities installed on one of the computers that connect to it.


I’ve already tried reinstalling the driver with no luck. Hadn’t thought to check the printer control panel. Though the problem only occurs when Cloud Printing, not regular printing.


8 posted on 01/06/2013 2:24:34 PM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: chaosagent

You want ‘the cloud’ borg to know anything about you?

Negative.
Nichts
Nein
La
Non
No
Nyet
Nope
Nuh uh


9 posted on 01/06/2013 2:26:59 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: chaosagent
Google Cloud Print lets you print from anywhere you have an Internet connection. You can be on your laptop at the airport and send a printout to your printer at home or at the office, or to your client’s printer in Japan.

I get enough spam on my fax machine, so I'm not sure I would want the world printing to my printer too.

10 posted on 01/06/2013 2:32:27 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: chaosagent

google? Wanna bet they keep a copy of everything you print, search every word, scan every image and sell the information to advertisers and any other munchkin who wants it?


11 posted on 01/06/2013 2:35:26 PM PST by null and void (The world is full of Maple Streets.)
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To: null and void
All xerox machines do too.

they keep a copy of everything you print, search every word, scan every image

12 posted on 01/06/2013 2:40:25 PM PST by DManA
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To: Cementjungle

Does your WiFi hotspot reach to Delhi and Tel Aviv?


13 posted on 01/06/2013 2:40:56 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: Cementjungle

I get enough spam on my fax machine, so I’m not sure I would want the world printing to my printer too.


The only people who can print to your Cloud Printer are those who have the account name and password.


14 posted on 01/06/2013 2:44:49 PM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: chaosagent

From the print dialog box that opens after you click ‘print’, click on properties and locate the option for ‘watermark’ - turn it off. It is a watermark, some drivers or machines enable it by default (my win 7 machine on my desk printing to an HP at my office did so when I installed it).


15 posted on 01/06/2013 2:56:16 PM PST by RobertClark (It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark and we'r)
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To: steve86
Does your WiFi hotspot reach to Delhi and Tel Aviv?

Of course... I have a really big repeater installed on the moon.

16 posted on 01/06/2013 2:57:28 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: chaosagent

I figured that much.

Anyway... there’s probably a solution to your issue out there somewhere.

As for me, if I need to print from afar, I can email the document to someone near the printer and they can print the document. I can’t think of why I would need to print to a printer that doesn’t have a human nearby.... but I would love to be able to print stuff on the White House’s printers.


17 posted on 01/06/2013 3:00:19 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: null and void

That could be (probably is) but in several years of using gmail as my primary email I don’t think I have ever received a directed topical advertisement from a company I don’t already do business with. You’d think there would be lots of hobby type stuff coming corresponding to my hobbies. None, from other companies. There is lots of general spam, of course, but that goes to gmail’s spam folders.


18 posted on 01/06/2013 3:02:30 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: DManA; rockrr

True, scanning or copying anything with an EURion constellation or a number of other security features found on money can lock down the copier and sometimes call the Federales.

The big difference is that AFAIK the hard drive on your copier doesn’t make a career out of selling your data, Gargoyle, uh google does.


19 posted on 01/06/2013 3:06:25 PM PST by null and void (The world is full of Maple Streets.)
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To: chaosagent
Cloud = HAL

No thanks.


             

20 posted on 01/06/2013 3:07:01 PM PST by tomkat (-/\/\/\-)
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To: chaosagent

CHeck the manual for your printer. It sounds like the watermark is set to CONFIDENTIAL.


21 posted on 01/06/2013 3:07:34 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: steve86

I’ve gotten reports of the exact opposite from other gmail users.


22 posted on 01/06/2013 3:10:45 PM PST by null and void (The world is full of Maple Streets.)
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To: Cementjungle
I can email the document to someone near the printer and they can print the document.

How do you get by ISP size limitations? Some ISPs reject emails as small as 8 MB. There are services such as Gigasize, YouSendIt and Dropbox, and VPNs, but for many people Cloud Print would be simpler.

23 posted on 01/06/2013 3:13:31 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: null and void

I can’t explain that unless they just don’t like my hobbies (guns, etc. LOL).


24 posted on 01/06/2013 3:15:51 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86

That could be it. Don’t-be-evil Gargoyle might refuse to do business with evil gun companies. That wouldn’t stop them from selling your info to gun confiscators though...


25 posted on 01/06/2013 3:22:35 PM PST by null and void (The world is full of Maple Streets.)
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To: null and void

“google? Wanna bet they keep a copy of everything you print, search every word, scan every image and sell the information to advertisers and any other munchkin who wants it?”

But they are chicken feed compared to the NSA


26 posted on 01/06/2013 3:25:00 PM PST by Scrambler Bob (Honk Honk - I am the Goose that laid the Golden Eggs - and I have tightened the sphincter! ....)
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To: RobertClark

From the print dialog box that opens after you click ‘print’, click on properties and locate the option for ‘watermark’ - turn it off. It is a watermark, some drivers or machines enable it by default (my win 7 machine on my desk printing to an HP at my office did so when I installed it).


The printer, an Samsung laser, prints just fine from the computer directly.


27 posted on 01/06/2013 3:26:37 PM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: gitmo

CHeck the manual for your printer. It sounds like the watermark is set to CONFIDENTIAL


The printer, an Samsung laser, prints just fine from the computer directly.


28 posted on 01/06/2013 3:28:20 PM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: Scrambler Bob

Yep.


29 posted on 01/06/2013 3:29:43 PM PST by null and void (The world is full of Maple Streets.)
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To: chaosagent

Samsung printers don’t work with Google cloud. You need a supported printer.


30 posted on 01/06/2013 3:38:16 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: chaosagent

Supported printer list: http://www.google.com/cloudprint/learn/printers.html


31 posted on 01/06/2013 3:39:41 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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Samsung printers don’t work with Google cloud. You need a supported printer.


This is referring to Cloud Print Ready Printers. They don’t require a computer to be able to Cloud Print.

The Samsung is hooked up as a Classic Printer, which means any printer the computer can print to, you can Cloud Print to.


32 posted on 01/06/2013 4:15:00 PM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: chaosagent

I haven’t trusted anything Google from its inception in 1998. It was too government-friendly, even back then!


33 posted on 01/06/2013 5:54:23 PM PST by Terry L Smith
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To: chaosagent

Apparently not since your Samsung doesn’t fully support interpreting the Google cloud print commands correctly.


34 posted on 01/06/2013 9:53:24 PM PST by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: chaosagent

You have to share your printer in Google Cloud and enter the email address of the people you want using it.


35 posted on 01/07/2013 5:14:10 AM PST by Keeper of the Turf (Fore!!!)
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To: Kirkwood

Apparently not since your Samsung doesn’t fully support interpreting the Google cloud print commands correctly.


There are no “Cloud Print Commands”. Cloud Print prints through your computer just like you were sharing the printer with another computer on a network. It’s just a much broader network.

And the Samsung prints just fine from another computer networked to it.


36 posted on 01/07/2013 11:11:36 AM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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To: Keeper of the Turf

You have to share your printer in Google Cloud and enter the email address of the people you want using it.


Exactly.

That’s why I said that I had already set up Cloud Print on two other systems with no problems.


37 posted on 01/07/2013 11:14:28 AM PST by chaosagent (Remember, no matter how you slice it, forbidden fruit still tastes the sweetest!)
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