How can I print without a printer?

Answered by Antonio Sutton

There are several ways to print documents without a printer. Here are 11 methods that you can consider:

1. Print Web Pages as PDF documents: If you need to print a webpage, you can convert it into a PDF document and save it on your computer. Most web browsers have built-in options to save web pages as PDFs. Once you have the PDF file, you can transfer it to a device that has a printer or email it to someone who can print it for you.

2. Print at FedEx: FedEx Office offers printing services where you can email your documents to their self-service printing stations or upload them through their website. You can then visit a FedEx store and use their printers to print your documents. You may need to pay a small fee for this service.

3. Print at Staples/Office Depot: Similar to FedEx, Staples and Office Depot also offer printing services. You can email your documents or bring them on a USB drive to their stores and use their self-service printing stations. They usually provide options for color and black-and-white printing, as well as different paper sizes.

4. Fax/Email Your Documents: If you have access to a fax machine or an email account, you can send your documents to a fax service or an email-to-print service. These services will receive your documents and print them for you. Some office supply stores also provide fax services, so you can inquire about this option if needed.

5. Wireless Printing: If you have a wireless-enabled printer at home or in your workplace, you can send documents to it wirelessly. Many printers nowadays support wireless printing from computers, smartphones, and tablets. You may need to install the printer’s software or app on your device to enable wireless printing.

6. Print at a Local Copy and Print Store: Besides the national chains mentioned earlier, there are often local copy and print shops that offer printing services. These stores typically have a range of printing options and can handle different types of documents. You can search online or ask around in your community to find these local businesses.

7. Print at Your Workplace: If you have access to a printer at your workplace, you can utilize it to print your documents. However, make sure to follow any company policies or guidelines regarding printing personal documents.

8. Print at a Library: Many libraries provide public access computers and printers that you can use for a small fee. Some libraries may even offer a limited number of free prints per day or week. Check with your local library to see if they have printing services available.

9. Print Using a Friend’s Printer: If you have a friend or family member who has a printer, you can ask them if they would be willing to print your documents for you. You can email or transfer the files to their computer, and they can print them out on your behalf.

10. Print at a University or College: If you are a student or have access to a university or college campus, they usually have printing facilities available for students and visitors. You may need to have a valid ID or pay a small fee to use their printers.

11. Print at a Print and Ship Store: Some print and ship stores, such as The UPS Store, offer printing services where you can email or bring your documents to their locations and have them printed. They may have different printing options available, including color printing, binding, and lamination.

Remember to check the specific requirements, fees, and operating hours of each option before using them. Additionally, keep in mind that some services may have limitations on file size or format, so make sure your documents meet the necessary specifications.

These methods provide alternatives to printing without having a printer at your disposal. Choose the option that is most convenient and accessible to you based on your specific needs and circumstances.