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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
You want ‘the cloud’ borg to know anything about you?
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?
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).
CHeck the manual for your printer. It sounds like the watermark is set to CONFIDENTIAL.
I haven’t trusted anything Google from its inception in 1998. It was too government-friendly, even back then!
You have to share your printer in Google Cloud and enter the email address of the people you want using it.