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How to Set Up Google Cloud Print on Your Epson Printer

Google Cloud Print allows you to print documents and photos securely from any network-connected device to your printer. For those with an Epson printer, setting up Google Cloud Print can enhance your printing capabilities, allowing you to print from anywhere at any time. This article provides detailed instructions on how to set up Google Cloud Print specifically for Epson printers.

Requirements for Setting Up Google Cloud Print

Before proceeding with the setup, ensure you have the following:

  • Epson Printer Compatibility: Check if your Epson printer supports Google Cloud Print. Most modern Epson models are compatible.
  • Internet Connection: Your printer needs to be connected to the internet, either through Wi-Fi or an Ethernet cable.
  • Google Account: You will need a Google account to access and manage Google Cloud Print services.

Connecting Your Epson Printer to the Network

To use Google Cloud Print, your Epson printer must be connected to the internet:

  1. Connecting via Wi-Fi:
    • Use the printer’s LCD panel to navigate to the setup menu.
    • Select ‘Wi-Fi Setup’ and then ‘Wi-Fi Setup Wizard.’ Follow the prompts to connect your printer to your wireless network.
  2. Connecting via Ethernet:
    • Connect an Ethernet cable from your router directly to the printer.
    • Ensure the connection settings on the printer are configured to use a wired network.

Registering Your Printer with Google Cloud Print

After connecting your printer to the network, you must register it with Google Cloud Print:

  1. Enable Web Services on Your Printer:
    • Access the printer settings from the LCD panel.
    • Select ‘Settings’ and then ‘Web Services Setup,’ followed by ‘Google Cloud Print Setup’ and ‘Register.’
  2. Complete the Registration on Google’s Website:
    • Print out the registration sheet that your printer provides, which includes a URL.
    • Visit the URL on a computer or mobile device and follow the instructions to add your Epson printer to your Google Cloud Print account.

Configuring Devices to Print

Once your printer is registered, set up your devices to print through Google Cloud Print:

  • From a Computer:
    • On Google Chrome, navigate to Settings, then Advanced, and select ‘Google Cloud Print.’ Click ‘Manage Cloud Print Devices.’
    • Your Epson printer should appear in the list if it’s properly registered.
  • From Mobile Devices:
    • Install the Google Cloud Print app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
    • Sign in with your Google account and select your Epson printer.

Printing Your First Document

To test your setup, try printing a document:

  1. Open the document you wish to print on your device.
  2. Choose the ‘Print’ option from the application you are using.
  3. Select your Epson printer connected through Google Cloud Print.
  4. Modify any print settings as needed and confirm the print command.

Advanced Features and Tips

  • Remote Printing: Take advantage of being able to print to your Epson printer from any location with internet access.
  • Monitoring Print Jobs: Use the Google Cloud Print dashboard to monitor ongoing print jobs and view your print history.

Troubleshooting Common Setup Issues

If you run into issues, consider these troubleshooting tips:

  • Printer Not Found: Ensure your printer is online and no firewall settings are blocking the connection.
  • Print Jobs Not Printing: Check the status in Google Cloud Print to ensure there are no errors; restart your printer and device if necessary.


Setting up Google Cloud Print on your Epson printer opens up a multitude of printing possibilities. By following these steps, you can enjoy the convenience and flexibility of cloud printing, ensuring you can print your documents and photos whenever and wherever you need.

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