Why would I want to print using Google Cloud Print ?

Services for Real Estate Pros with Eastman Kodak Company


I would like to share a post from a colleague of mine, Bob Bonnett. He recently wrote on how he sees Google Cloud Printing simplifying his life. 

Bob Bonnett

OK, I like technology stuff that is cool and makes my life easier.  Still I had to ask myself "Why would anyone want to print from the Cloud?"  Well I recently experienced a situation where I could have certainly leveraged this new print technology. 

I was visiting a friend's office last Friday and as lunch hour came we decided to continue meeting over a meal at a local restaurant.  I remembered I had a half off coupon in my email that we could use.  To print it out I had to borrow my friends PC and log into my email and print it out.  I did it but it was not very convenient.  If I had the ability to cloud print, I could have simply printed the coupon on my friends Kodak printer directly from my smart phone.  This would have been much faster and less intrustive into our conversation.

It is true that more of us are on the go and "smart devices" have allowed us to bring information resources with us wherever we are.  We attend meetings in our cars.  We meet clients on their turf more than ever before. 

Now Cloud Printing has brought us more flexibility and efficiency.  Say for example you are away from you office making rounds with clients.  Thoughout your day, you can send documents, pictures, forms and brochures to your printer.  They will be ready for you when you do get to your desk.  You are more efficient because you don't need to remember what you were doing earlier and re-open the things you needed to print.  You just got yourself more of those minutes we all need more of.  For me that is the value of Cloud Printing.

All KODAK HERO All-in-One Printers are Google Cloud Print ready.  Kodak has additionally made product updates available so all of its prior generation printers can use this service too.  All Kodak printers also have the power of KODAK Email Print Service, an intelligent service that will allow you to send emails and attachments to your KODAK AiO printer from anywhere, using any email account.  With Kodak Email Print Service you can even share your printer's unqiue email address with others so you can receiveprinted files or photos.

I am convinced.  I can print on the go.  These features are easy to use and will make me more productive.  That ultimately gives me some of my personal time back so I can have more fun.  To learn more, visit www.kodak.com/go/cloudprinting


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Comments (30)

Bret & Meredith Amon
LIV-Sotheby's International Realty - Breckenridge, CO
Breckenridge, Keystone, Silverthorne, Frisco,

Awesome post!  I have been looking into Cloud printing and other Cloud capabilities.  Technology can be an amazing thing.  Thanks for sharing! Meredith

Sep 24, 2011 02:16 PM
Evelyn Kennedy
Alain Pinel Realtors - Alameda, CA
Alameda, Real Estate, Alameda, CA


I love technology and how it simplifies our lives.  Cloud printing sounds like another way to make my life easier.  Thanks for the info.

Sep 24, 2011 04:01 PM
Kim & Kristine Halverson
Compass - Santa Monica, CA
Sisters, Realtors

Cloud printing!  Where have you been!!  :) Kristine

Oct 06, 2011 12:31 PM
Sandy Acevedo
951-290-8588 - Chino Hills, CA
RE/MAX Masters, Inland Empire Homes for Sale

Nice example for use of cloud printing on the go. We have to eat, after all and using coupons is a must do!

Oct 08, 2011 06:51 PM
James Loftis
RealEstate911.com - Hollywood, FL

Great Post, looking into cloud printing and purchasing the Google  kodak compatible printer.

Oct 09, 2011 07:05 AM
Laurie Clark CRB Angel Realty LLC Your Monument Realtor 719-502-6572
CRB-CCSS-ASD-HBS-RSD-Denver Short Sale Agents - Monument, CO
Angel Realty, LLC

It is always a plus when tech makes out lives simpler and thankfully Google is committed to ironing out the bugs. Thanks for sharing.

Oct 09, 2011 12:44 PM
Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ

I hadn't even heard of this before, but thanks for sharing!

Oct 09, 2011 12:50 PM
Barbara Heise
Keller Williams Realty STL - Saint Louis, MO
Search for Homes for Sale in St. Louis

I am going to check it out.  Thanks.

Oct 23, 2011 06:00 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Sounds like something that I will check out very soon!  Thanks for sharing!

Oct 23, 2011 11:57 PM
June Rodgers
Samson Properties - June Rodgers Real Estate Group - Vienna, VA
Realtor - Northern Virginia

So much to learn - so little time!!! The Cloud is the greatest for storing--now we can print! What's next!

Oct 24, 2011 03:17 AM
Ben Blonder
Broker/Owner, Keller Williams - Fort Collins, CO
Buyers, Sellers, Investors!

That definitely sounds like a useful service! I will have to look into it more. Technology is always changing and adapting to our needs so quickly! Great post!

Oct 24, 2011 04:50 AM
Rob Thomson
Jupiter, FL

This really isn't new. I have been doing this for a few years now actually. I have an HP Photosmart printer with ePrint service and also has the ability to print from the Google Cloud services. I originally started taking pictures of my kids and sending them to my parents printer who lived 4 states away. I have had clients that have had connected printers that allowed me to send them photos of properties they were interested. I would also send them proofs and brochures that way also. It really isn't that much different from say emailing someone a picture and they would then print it out. Just this is more automated in the sense that you just send it to a printer and they don't need to be there to do the work of printing it themselves. Great share!

Oct 24, 2011 08:13 AM
Janis Borgueta
Newburgh, NY
Retired RE Salesperson

My HP printer allows me to send a text to it from anywhere in the world...when i come home.. my copy is already done... If you have a HP printer that allows that i can print to yours too... very cool.. you just need to have the code to send it out.

I don't use it for business much, more for fun.

Oct 30, 2011 02:55 AM
Matthew Francis
The Francis Team - Broomfield, CO

I have been using a tool on my mac for similiar functionality.  I really need to take a few hours today just to understand this cloud thing.  I can't believe how I myself an ex CIO could be so far behind the technology curve.

Yesterday I used Visio to map out the process and procedure of lead management for our internet leads.  It was a refreshing process, but still can't believe how far I have gotten behind.  Time to start reading INFOWorld again

Oct 30, 2011 04:54 AM
Kim Carlson 480-993-9384
www.NowSellingAZHomes.com - Mesa, AZ
Valley of the Sun Realtor, Seller Specialist


I haven't used this yet although looking forward to the oppertunity!

Oct 30, 2011 05:57 AM
Gail Nyman
Re/Max United Real Estate - Dunkirk, MD
Every House Has A Story
Thanks for the update, I knew I could print to my printer, but did not consider having one with me to print to!
Oct 30, 2011 11:05 AM
Joan Whitebook
BHG The Masiello Group - Nashua, NH
Consumer Focused Real Estate Services

Kim -- I had not yet taken a look at cloud printing.  It seems like there are a lot of benefits.  Thanks for the information.

Oct 30, 2011 01:07 PM
Monika Phillips
Keller Williams Realty Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL

I am so impressed by how everyday we learn more about devices and apps. They sure make our lives easier.

Can't wait to research about this program.


Thanks for sharing !

Oct 30, 2011 03:31 PM
Kim McAllister
Eastman Kodak Company - Rochester, NY
Kodak Real Estate Solutions


Seems to be a ton of interst in cloud printing.  Just finishing up a video tutorial on cloud printing and will get it posted to the site soon. 

Nov 14, 2011 02:40 AM
Shannon Coe
exp realty of California, Inc. - Oceanside, CA
760-586-5268, San Diego Realtor

Neat technology. I can not believe how incredible the new devices and apps. are! Looking forward to investigating this.

Dec 08, 2011 11:39 PM