Working from home has never been easier, thanks to remote desktop software. They’ve also made life easier for students by giving easy lab access. One such small desktop option is Splashtop.
It has several capabilities and is simple to connect to almost any platform. In addition, you can use the remote print capability if you have one of the Splashtop premium subscriptions.
It is a valuable feature to have, especially if you don’t want to save critical information in the cloud. We will cover all you need to know about using Splashtop to print remotely in this article.
How To Remote Print in Splashtop
Imagine coming home from work and receiving a call from a coworker requesting an urgent document. The file is safely kept on your work computer, and you have no intention of returning to the office at this time.
If you have Splashtop installed on your work computer, this tiny issue won’t turn into a disaster. However, if you’ve never used remote access software before, it could be a little intimidating. Splashtop, fortunately, has a very user-friendly interface.
Remote printing is unquestionably helpful and often a lifesaver, but it isn’t included in all Splashtop plans. For the time being, remote printing is only supported for:
- Splashtop Enterprise
- Splashtop Business Access Plans
- Splashtop Remote Support (Plus and Premium plan)
- Splashtop SOS+
Additionally, you can only print documents remotely if you have a desktop or laptop computer running one of the operating systems listed below:
- Windows 7 or up
- macOS X 10.7 or up
Remember that you can only utilize the remote print capability if you have a remote session open. If it isn’t, the printing option will be unavailable on your Splashtop dashboard.
Finally, you’ll need to download Splashtop from two distinct places to use it. To begin, you’ll need to download and install the Splashtop Streamer you’ll be remoting into. Second, you’ll need to download the Splashtop Business App on the computer you’ll remote from.
Printing From Windows to Windows and From Mac to Mac
Remote printing from Windows to Windows and Mac to Mac is described in the steps below. Using Splashtop between devices that run the same operating system is a lot easier. Here’s what you should do:
- Open Splashtop Streamer on your computer.
- Start a remote session.
- Open the printing application you usually use on the small device.
- In the dialog box, choose “Splashtop PDF Remote Printer” and click “Print.”
- In a few seconds, the print window will appear on your Splashtop Business App.
- Choose the local printer and press “Print” again.
If you’re running Windows 7, though, you’ll need to install additional print drivers. Then, you need to open the Splashtop Streamer and choose the “Install Printer Driver” option.
Printing From Remote Windows to Your Local Mac Computer
But what if your home computer is a Mac and the computer you’re remoting into is a Windows machine? It’s a minor snag that can be easily remedied by installing the appropriate reader.
To use the printing feature from Windows, you’ll need to install an XPS reader on your Mac. This is what you must do:
- On your Mac computer, click on the “App Store” option.
- Search for any XPS reader and when you find it, click on “Get.”
- Install the reader on your Mac computer.
All that remains is to establish a new remote connection to the Windows PC and print your files.
Printing From Remote Mac to Your Local Windows Computer
You’ll need a separate reader if you’re trying to access a Mac device from your local Windows PC in the opposite situation. Make sure you have Adobe Acrobat PDF reader installed if you don’t already have it. Here’s how to do it:
- Close any other versions of the reader you may have installed. Close any browsers that may have PDFs open as well.
- Go to Adobe Acrobat Reader’s official page and hit “Install Now.”
- To begin the installation, save the installer to your Windows PC and double-click the “.exe” file.
- After a few moments, when the installation is done, click on “Finish.”
You can print remotely to a Mac device using the newest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader on your local Windows PC.
How do I fix an unsupported printer format error?
Splashtop is popular among users since it does not require a complicated setup and is simple to use. But, unfortunately, even the greatest remote desktop software has issues from time to time.
The “Unsupported Printer Format” problem may occur when using the Splashtop remote printing capability. You’ll get this notice every time you try to access a Mac machine remotely from a local Windows PC or vice versa.
It means you’ll have to download and install either an XPS reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader on your PC.
How do I disable the remote printing feature?
If the owner of a Splashtop plan that offers remote printing wants to disable it, they can. Teachers, for example, may not want their students to have complete control over remote printing. here’s how to turn off the feature:
1. The owner of the Splashtop account must log in to my.splashtop.com using their username and password.
2. Then, go to “Management” followed by “Settings.”
3. They can stop remote printing, copy-paste, file transfer, and other features from this place.
Easy Remote Printing With Splashtop
We’re increasingly moving away from paper in the corporate and educational worlds, but there are still situations when printing a document is essential. So Splashtop has included this excellent function to make working or studying from home more convenient for users.
It’s not only about saving time by not arranging for a contract to be sent by courier service. At home, you could choose remote printing with Splashtop.
You don’t have to email or use cloud storage to transfer documents from one machine to another. Instead, your document is printed and ready in only a few clicks with the Splashtop.
Do you need remote access to a computer at work or school?
Source: Editorial Times