CB Printer Guide – Lee Virtual School

You can print from your Chromebook using most printers that connect to Wi-Fi or a wired network. Currently, Chromebooks do not support Bluetooth printing.


  • You can connect your printer to your Chromebook with a USB cable. When using a cable, a notification appears. Follow the instructions on the screen. When your printer is connected to your Chromebook, it doesn’t need to be connected to Wi-Fi.
  • If you are using a USB cable, you can skip to step 2.

Step 1: Connect to the Internet

Important: Your printer and Chromebook must be connected to the same network.

  1. Turn on your printer.
  2. Connect your printer to a network. If you need help, follow your printer manufacturer’s instructions.
  3. If you haven’t already, turn on your Chromebook and sign in.
  4. Connect your Chromebook to the same network as your printer. Find out how to connect to Wi-Fi.

Step 2: print a page

  1. To print the page, image, or document you’re viewing, press Ctrl + p.
  2. Next to “Destination”, select the down arrow .
  3. Select See more …
  4. Choose your printer. Tip: Some printers will automatically appear in this list. If you don’t see your printer listed, you can select Manage.
  5. Select Print.
Tap here to see an interactive tutorial

Scan a document

Important: Before trying to scan, make sure your printer is capable of scanning.

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. At the bottom, select Advanced.
  4. Under “Print & Scan,” to open the Scan application, select Scan.
    • Alternatively, to find the Scan app, open Launcher and search for “Scan”.
  5. Under “Scan,” select your scanner from the list and your options from the down arrow menu on the right.
    • Tip: You can customize your color mode, page size, resolution and scanning options under “More settings”.
  6. Select the Scan button to start scanning.

Tip: Scanned files are saved to the location you specified in the “Scan to” option. When your scan is complete, to find your scanned files, click the View file location link.

Add your printer to your Chromebook

  1. At the bottom right, select the time.
  2. Select Settings .
  3. At the bottom, select Advanced.
  4. Under “Print & Scan,” select Printers.
  5. Under “Available printers to register,” next to your printer, select Register.
  6. Check that your printer appears at the top, under “Registered Printers”.

Perry A. Thomasson