How to Print From Anywhere Using AnyDesk
In our blog series on different AnyDesk features, we’ve already talked about the Whiteboard. This features helps you communicate with your clients and contacts. But communication is only one aspect of AnyDesk.
Another one is practicality.
Today, we want to guide you through a feature that makes working more convenient: Remote Printing.
What is it?
You aren’t at the office. Your work PC is out of your reach, and you only have your laptop with you. Thanks to AnyDesk, you can remotely connect to your work PC and work on it as if you’re sitting in front of it. But imagine being able to print out a document on your work PC that you need, wherever you are in the world. It should be printed at the office instead of your local printer, right?
That is what the AnyDesk Remote Printing feature is for.
How does it work?
It’s quite simple. A virtual printer called AnyDesk Printer sends print jobs to your local printer.
Let’s go through a scenario: From the other side of the world, you’re viewing a PDF file on your work PC via AnyDesk. This is the file you want to print out. You click on the icon where you can choose from the different printers available. There you’ll find the AnyDesk printer. Once you choose it, you’ll see a window pop up on your local device: There’s an incoming print job. Now you have the following options: dismiss, meaning you automatically decline incoming print jobs, print using Window’s default printer or print using the specified printer. Simply choose a printer near you and your document will be there in no time!
For the next print jobs, you can choose if you want the settings to be applied automatically, so that it requires less clicks and it’s like you’re just working locally.
Remote Printing is available for Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 and is introduced with version 5. Both sides of the AnyDesk connection need to support the feature (be on version 5). The driver only needs to be installed on the remote device.