Which printers work with Chromebooks?

Ever since Google announced and then implemented the deprecation of Cloud Print at the end of 2020, I’ve received many questions about printers and Chromebooks. To be honest, most recent printers from the last few years will work. Google has steadily improved printer compatibility with Chrome OS and there are some helpful extensions. Even so, I thought it might be a good resource to have indicating which printers work with Chromebooks.

Brother printers that work with Chromebooks

There are currently around 60 Brother printers that are compatible with Chromebooks. A full list of them is here on Brother’s site. You’ll find a range of Brother options including inkjets and laser printers that support both color and monochrome output. There are even a few fax machine printers on the list if you’re old school.

Brother printers work with Chromebook

Canon printer choices

Canon printer fans have many more choices, but all are inkjets. Currently, the list includes the following Canon printer series’ but check this link to see if there are any updates prior to making a purchase:

XK90 series, XK80 series, XK70 series, XK60 series, XK50 series, TS9500 series, TS9100 series, TS9000 series, TS8430 series, TS8330 series, TS8300 series, TS8230 series, TS8200 series, TS8130 series, TS8100 series, TS8000 series, TS7430 series, TS7400 series, TS7330 series, TS700 series, TS6400 series, TS6330 series, TS6300 series, TS6230 series, TS6200 series, TS6130 series, TS6100 series, TS6000 series, TS5300 series, TS5100 series, TS5000 series, TS3400 series, TS3300 series, TS3100 series, TS300 series, TR9530 series, TR8630 series, TR8600 series, TR8530 series, TR8500 series, TR7600 series, TR7530 series, TR7500 series, TR7000 series, TR703 series, TR4500 series, TR150 series, MG7700 series, MG7500 series, MG7100 series, MG6900 series, MG6800 series, MG6600 series, MG5700 series, MG5600 series, MG3600 series, MB5400 series, MB5100 series, MB2700 series, MB2100 series, E4200 series, E3400 series, E3300 series, E3100 series, E300 series, GX7000 series, GX6000 series, G7000 series, G6000 series, G600 series, G5000 series, G500 series, G4010 series, G4000 series, G3060 series, G3020 series, G3010 series, G2060 series, G2020 series, G1020 series, iP110 series, iB4100 series, PRO-G1 series, PRO-S1 series, PRO-500 series, PRO-300 series, PRO-200 series, PRO-1000 series

Canon printer works with Chromebooks

Epson has printers for Chromebooks too

If you have or are in the market for an Epson printer, there are easily over 100 models that work with Chromebooks. The range includes Epson Printers And All-In-Ones For Home, Photo Printers for Home, Printers, and all-in-ones for Work, just to name a few. Rather than break them all out, check or bookmark this list if you prefer Epson.

Epson printer

HP makes Chromebooks and printers

HP is a popular printer brand but the company doesn’t break out Chromebook compatibility by model. Instead, HP says that if their printer supports IPP Everywhere, it will work with a Chromebook.

This page lists all IPP Everywhere printers, currently showing 647 printers from various manufacturers including HP. If you’re not familiar with IPP, it’s the Internet Printing Protocol standard.

HP printer that works with Chromebooks

Lexmar, Ricoh and Kyocera options

Lexmark has its own list of about 130 printers that work with Chromebooks that you can find here. I also saw dozens of Lexmark models on the IPP Everywhere page although there’s sure to be some overlap.

Ricoh’s list is equally as extensive as Lexmark’s and the company also provides information about Chrome OS version support and details about the print software. Ricoh provides Google with drivers and other files that work with CUPS, or the Common Unix Printing System, that Chrome OS supports. Note that Ricoh skews more towards enterprise and small business offerings.

Looking at printers from Kyocera? No problem, these work with Chromebooks according to the company:

While printing from a Chromebook used to be a hassle, and likely still is on printers that have seen better days, it’s now much improved. You can typically print either over your wireless network or through a USB cable. The key is to have a supported printer and the list of those is growing every year.

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43 thoughts on “Which printers work with Chromebooks?

    1. Superb effort, Kevin! Now, whether these printers work, or not, is the question, but that’s not your fault. For 10 years I have struggled with Chromebook printing. To this day I forward everything to my Windows PC’s and print from them effortlessly via USB. If I ever find that I am “guaranteed” to be able to print via USB on a Chromebook I may go back. Yes, I abandoned them when Edge went to Chromium. CBooks are a toy to me now. Thanks again for your continued efforts to help us “less-techie” guys stay above water.?

      1. You don’t need to do that. For some reason your tablet can send to print using the app from play store?

  1. Thanks for this note. The simplification of printing on a chromebook has made all the difference for me. In my work environment we use Google for just about everything – so the ease of printing now with our HP system has really helped.

  2. If your Wi-Fi printer has an integral scanner, then consider enabling “chrome://flags/#scanning-ui”. Enabling that flag puts a Scan app in your Launcher. The Scan app remotely drives the scanner and creates a scanned image file that you can view, print, etc. Before the Scan app, I was manually scanning to my email address, which also works.

    BTW, my home Wi-Fi printer is a Canon Maxify MB 2720 inkjet printer. The one and only issue I’ve had with printing from Chromebooks is that it only ever prints one copy, regardless of how many copies you tell it to print.

    1. You committed the common sin of putting parentheses and punctuation around your address.
      I recommended putting 2 spaces in front and back of any address ,no commas or periods please.
      When copying and pasting it prevents inclusion of unnecessary detail.
      Ebay and Amazon put things like # in front of a tracking number and it drives me crazy. It corrupts a fast copy and paste.

  3. i have a pantum m6800fdw printer, fairly new, won’t print from Chromebook, not even the latest OS 91.
    have written to google many times about its since OS86, no response at all.

    because of this huge fault I can’t recommend an otherwise excellent product, but this is such a huge failure that it need to be publicized, as does the failure of “support” to respond..

    1. I agree completely. I would not have bought a Chromebook if I had known I couldn’t use my current printer, and my scanner. What a joke of a product.

  4. no luck trying to get my hp envy 4500 all-in-one hooked up to my chromebook. have ip address.

    1. Have you tried using a USB hook up? I ask because my daughter just got a Chromebook through her school for virtual learning and a lot of things need to be printed out for her to work on then scanned and uploaded back to her teacher. Well I’ve always been a Windows PC user and Android person for my phone. So the whole Chromebook was a new learning curve for me. I’ve been trying to find out since August 18th which printer I could use and no matter how much I googled, youtube or called best buy etc no one could tell me exactly and guarantee which one would work.

      She has the HP Chromebook so finally I just went and bought the HP ENVY 6052e All-In-One, hooked it up with the USB and it worked?? Wish you the best!

      1. I have never gotten any of my three chrome books hooked up wifi . The only thing I could do was usb which would be fine. Now my one year old Canon is stuck on copy and can’t get it off…Can’t get a new Canon hooked up because CB is asking for the IP for printer I can’t get. So over the frustration.

  5. Google never said your printer should work, neither did the printer company, look at the box it came in. Whilst Microsoft do and everyone with any experience knows how much downtime there is with printers on Windows. The bigger joke is the people who tell you it works and it doesn’t lot of the time. Don’t blame Google for your bad choices.

    1. “The bigger joke is the people who tell you it works and it doesn’t” Like this site and this article. Bought one they recommend. Doesn’t work. I felt so sorry for the Canon tech support guy. Nothing we tried worked.

  6. chrome and printers are a faff i bought a canon from the list of chrome recommended printers its gone back wont work

  7. What technologies/protocols does a printer need to have in order to be ChromeOS compatible? It’s easy enough with Apple products, just look for AirPrint. Easy enough for Windows; just confirm that a Windows driver exists for your version of Windows. So what’s the deal for ChromeOS; why can nobody say what exactly is it that determines if a printer should be compatible?

    1. Marco, the perfect question. What is that makes a printer compatible with a chromebook? Direct WiFi? Some cloud printing tech?

  8. I just purchased a Canon LBP6230dw laser printer, works just fine using WiFi on Windows 10, but my Chromebook (up to date – OS & only year old) does not find it on Wifi. I have tried everything I could find on the internet setup docs even Canon support doc, nothing works. So I did a chat will Canon support, they had a technical support person call and said I need an updated driver for Chromebook. Canon has one but not on their downloads for printer drivers. The only way to get a new driver is to pay $120 to have support install & configure, I said no thank you I will return the printer an extra ink an never buy another Canon printer.

  9. Is there a printer/scanner unit that works with Chromebooks? I have a Fujitsu Fi-7260 and it only scans to MS. Fujitsu makes a portable teeney-tiny scanner that it says is compatible with Chromebooks, but it only does one page at a time. I need multi-page capability for both printing and scanning.

  10. I have a Google Chromebook that’s about 3y old. Can anyone recommend a print/scan/copy/fax printer? It would also be nice if it had double-sided printing.

  11. I have an older Brother HL-2280DW Laser Printer/Scanner all-in-one.
    It’s just old enough to have not made it onto Brothers official compatibility list.
    This is ip networked (wired on the LAN).
    I was able to get it to print, but the scanner could not be recognized.
    Since ChromeOS now supports Android apps, and I had used Brother’s app
    successfully on an Android tablet, I decided to try that out.
    It recognized the model right away, and both printing and scanning are working great.
    So if you have a troublesome Brother unit this might be a good option.
    Maybe other vendors have similar apps?

  12. Omg I’m having a nervous breakdown !!! I bought PIXMA mg3620 canon brand new printer I bought hp Chromebook both brand new the lil box to scan will not work the page is down really no book have a lil help for the older generation only way look up this online download this app I’m so over it somehow by the grace of God I did get a icon on my phone for canon how I did that I’m not even sure by this point I’m so overwhelmed can anybody help me please ?

  13. I have a chromebook and it worked just fine with my pretty old hp all in one 5610 series until my printer just two days ago said it didn’t recognize my computer n that it wasn’t connected although it was by USB as always these last 5yrs…now I have to see if I can get the printer fixed because not much is compatible w chromebook…at least not the Canon pick a mg2522 I bought n tried.

      1. I have a canon TR4720. It prints from my 11 inch lenovo idea pad that I bought in July of last year. It prints fine. Scanning is another issue. The backgrounds are grey. The Canon forums say that this is because chrome scans in the Native mode. I could not find any way to get the white backgrounds that the scans were supposed to have. I don’t know if this is a chrome problem or a canon problem, but if you print a scan with the grey background, it uses an incredible amount of ink. If other multifunction printers will scan to chrome with a white background, I would sure like to know which ones they are. I am not partial to the hps that does not respect your privacy because it reports back to the mothership about all your printing. Any info would be appreciated

  14. I used Google Cloud Print for a long time and it worked pretty good, and then they just abandoned it and I’ve had trouble ever since.

  15. I have an HP chromebook less then a year old and I am overwhelmed trying to find a lower end home printer. I want copy and scan options also, and I don’t print often.

  16. Hi! Does anyone know what printer is compatible with an ACER Chromebook? Is it wireless or by the usb? I am not very techy so it needs to be simple instructions for me to follow. Thanks everyone!

  17. Newer printers are generally compatible via WiFi BUT you need to check the printer spec. Our Epson sx445 is quite old now and only works over USB which it does so without problem. We’re in the position of thinking about replacing it so we can use WiFi.

  18. I just bought a acer 514 spin .I need a printer that will print and scan. I had a hp2600 and it would not work Please Help me???? Any suggestion that would help . I hope someone can help me. I want a wireless printer like the hp I one I had. Please and thank yoi

  19. I recently bought an HP LaserJet (for upstairs) and also recently moved my older Canon InkJet (for downstairs) to a new SSID. Both installations to the same SSID on Chromebooks worked without much trouble. But both were completely different. The older Canon was recognized and installed automatically. *BUT* I had to discover by trial-and-error that, in my case, I had to restart the Chromebook after adding the Canon to the new SSID. The newer HP was not recognized after adding it to the same SSID. I had to retrieve its IP address from its printer menu and manually enter it through the Add-Printer option in the Chromebook printer setup. From this experience, I understand why people still complain. It isn’t because it works poorly; it’s because it’s still uncertain and unpredictable and therefore still overly time consuming.

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