- 02-20-2013, 06:35 PM #1
I am interested in purchasing a Surface RT but I hesitate because of the available printers that will work on the RT. I use a few all in one printers and none of them are RT compatible. Is there a work around for an issue like this?
- 02-20-2013, 07:15 PM #4
02-21-2013, 03:01 AM #7
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The compatibility list is nonsense. I've had no problem printing from Surface to a number of printers, new and old. Epson, HP, Canon and Brother.
There is also the option to use email print, if supported by the printer, ie send the document to the printer's email address, a-la Epson Connect and similar driverless solutions.
- 02-21-2013, 03:20 AM #8
Windows will install the necessary drivers. Only thing you will be missing are the full featured software that you would install on desktop. But windows' generic printer/fax/copy software works just fine.
- 02-22-2013, 07:24 AM #9
I will say i have no problems with the HP printers I've used it on but with the Samsung printer regularly would have liked to use it didn't work, the cartridge lasted longer on the Samsung and prints pages alot quicker though the HP printer is wireless.
- 02-24-2013, 10:23 AM #11
Some of the recent all-in-ones support printing and scanning. I can confirm the Canon Pixma MX432 prints and scans via a Wi-Fi connection with the drivers installed automatically by Win RT.
Click on the printer icon for the supported printer on Devices and Printers (control panel) and the scan functions/properties can be accessed.
- 02-24-2013, 03:22 PM #12
Sorry to hijack this thread but does anyone know if you can access more advance options when printing from Surface RT? I have a Canon all in one printer and although I can print from the Surface, it doesn't seem to provide me with the option to print double sided. I can do that on my laptop though since I installed the User Software which provides a lot of other options.
I print almost all my documents double sided, so I won't be able to print anything from my Surface till there's a way to do so. Can someone help me with this?
- 02-24-2013, 03:58 PM #13
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- 02-26-2013, 10:22 AM #18
listen folks the All In Ones are NOT going to work because they require extensive software to access the functions from the computer. Some AIOs like HP have a web server built into the printer that you can bypass the native desktop software, but they are the exception not the rule. Microsoft has only bragged about the PRINTING part of Surface, not the AIO functions, because they are just using basic built in drivers.
- 10-19-2013, 02:56 PM #19
The XEROX printers at my uni don't work at all, not even basic print. You cannot install the printer because there are no drivers, how stupid of my uni to choose brand new printers that aren't compatible
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