Ever since Google announced and then implemented the rollout of Cloud Print in late 2020, I’ve had a lot of questions about printers and Chromebooks. To be honest, the latest printers from recent years will work. Google has continually improved printer compatibility with Chrome OS using industry-standard methods. Still, I thought it might be a good resource to have that indicates which printers work with the Chromebook.
There are currently around 60 Brother printers compatible with Chromebooks. A full list of them is here on the Brother website. You will find a variety of Brother options, including inkjet and laser printers that support both color and black and white printing. There are still a few fax machine printers on the list if you are old school.
Canon printer fans have many more choices, but all are inkjet. The list currently includes the following Canon printer series, but check this link to see if there are any updates before you buy:
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 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, G 6000 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
If you have or are looking for an Epson printer, there are easily over 100 models that work with your Chromebook. The range includes Epson printers and all-in-ones for the home, photo printers for the home, printers and all-in-ones for the job, just to name a few. Instead of breaking them out, check or bookmark this list if you prefer Epson.
HP is a popular printer brand, but the company does not break down Chromebook compatibility by model. Instead, HP says that if their printer supports IPP everywhere, it will work with a Chromebook.
This page shows all IPP printers showing 647 printers from different manufacturers, including HP. If you are not familiar with IPP, it is the standard Internet Printing Protocol.
Lexmark has its own list of around 130 printers that work with Chromebooks, which you can find here. I also saw dozens of Lexmark models on the IPP Everywhere page, although there is certainly some overlap.
Ricoh’s list is as comprehensive as Lexmark’s, and the company also provides information about Chrome OS version support and printing software details. Ricoh provides Google with drivers and other files that work with CUPS, or the Common Unix Printing System, which Chrome OS supports. Please note that Ricoh is more skewed towards offers from small and large companies.
Are you looking for printers from Kyocera? No problem, these work with Chromebooks according to the company:
While printing from a Chromebook used to be a problem, and probably still is on printers that have seen better days, it is now much better. You can usually print either over the wireless network or via a USB cable. The key is to have a supported printer, and the list of these is growing every year.