Ink supplies maker Canon has confirmed more of its printers will be able to support Google Cloud Print functionality.

The firm has rolled out the feature to its Pixma MG8220 and Pixma MG6220 wireless all-in-one machines, with more devices set to gain the ability to connect to this service in the coming months.

Executive vice-president and general manager of the Imaging Technologies & Communications Group at Canon USA Yuichi Ishizuka said the firm is excited to work with Google on including the connectivity features on more of its home printers.

The technology allows users to print directly from Gmail and Google Docs on a mobile device, as well as giving Windows, Mac and Linux users the ability to print from the Google Chrome web browser.

Mr Ishizuka explained: "In today's world, we understand that consumers are always interested in additional connectivity options to print their important photos and documents and we are more than happy to be able to deliver this new feature to our users."

Mike Jazayeri, product management director at Google, added it is exciting to see additional hardware being offered that is compatible with the Cloud Print service, which should enable more people to enjoy a seamless printing experience regardless of the technology they are using.

He explained the solution has been designed to make it simple to send documents to a home or work device, regardless of what app or gadget an individual is using.

It was noted by PC Mag that the announcement highlights Canon's optimism that Google Cloud Print can lead to new opportunities for users to produce hard copies of photos and documents.

The publication said: "The fusion of wireless technology and printing has breathed new life and possibilities into the once-ossified concept of printing."

While it noted the innovation is still in the early stages, the service has a great deal of potential if it can be harnessed correctly by printer makers such as Canon.