One way not to print envelopes – HP ePrint

I somewhat recently acquired an HP Officejet Pro 8620. I’m relatively happy with the printer but there is one problem with it. The internet/cloud enabled printing functionality is garbage. HP puts its ePrint service in-between your printer and Google Cloud Print. In the process it removes many features like: the ability to change quality and to set the paper size. This means that devices like Chromebooks can not ever print envelopes to my printer via the supported cloud printing functionality.

I have found a solution but its sub-optimal since it depends on another computer in my house. I installed the HP printer drivers on my Linux workstation and then shared that installed printer with Google Cloud Print.

The result is full featured access to my printer but only when both my printer and my Linux workstation are on. I would expect this to also work with a Mac or Windows.

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