Samsung has introduced three separate mobile printing solutions that will make it possible to print from mobile devices in a few simple taps. Available on most Samsung smartphones and tablets including the new Galaxy S4, these mobile printing solutions consist of a mobile printing app, a built-in ‘Print‘ command in the mobile operating system, as well as the integration of Near Field Communication (NFC) technology in several new Samsung printers, a world first for colour laser printers.
“Starting with the Samsung Galaxy Tab in 2010, we have been simplifying the mobile printing process,” said Mark Ash, General Manager, Print, Samsung UK and Ireland. “Since then, we have been developing a growing variety of solutions that have allowed our customers to wirelessly connect their smartphones and tablets to our printers. Our new solutions have further advanced our mobile printing solutions, and they illustrate our continuing leadership in the mobile printing sector.”
Samsung MobilePrint App
The Samsung MobilePrint App has elevated mobile printing to a new level. Users who do not own a Samsung smartphone or tablet can download the application, and use their mobile devices to print pictures, e-mails, and web pages, as well as documents from Google Docs, PDF files, and Microsoft Office documents. The app also features a fax transmission function, which is the only such function available in the industry, while the app also allows users to scan images on a Samsung multifunction printer and send it directly to a mobile device.
One-touch mobile printing
Printing from PCs often requires multiple time-consuming procedures, such as the installation of drivers and software applications. However, printing from Samsung’s mobile devices is very simple and quick. In order to print, users need to press the ‘Print’ button on the menu screen of a Samsung mobile device. Thanks to the device’s built-in printing function, Samsung mobile devices can automatically detect a nearby Samsung printer to print pictures, e-mails, and web pages, as well as pages from Samsung’s own SMemo and SNote apps. Meanwhile, through a few taps on the mobile device, users can pick and choose an array of options, including the number of copies to print, double-sided printing, colour settings, the size of document, orientation, and document type.
World’s first colour laser printer to support NFC
With the recent introduction of Samsung’s NFC-enabled colour laser printers, users will soon be able to print by simply placing a mobile device and a Samsung printer within close proximity of each other. When a NFC-enabled smartphone is placed near a NFC-enabled printer, the two devices will connect automatically. Printing can be done without any additional setup. This secure, convenient solution allows users to print pictures, documents, e-mails, and web content through a few simple, quick steps.