Internet giant Google has added new features to its Cloud Print services that could offer users even more ways to use ink supplies to print from a mobile device.
In a blog post, the company confirmed it has added Canon to the list of printer supplies manufacturers that are producing hardware that is compatible with the software out of the box.
The Japanese firm joins Epson, Kodak and HP among the makers that now offer this capability, Google stated.
It also added improved compatibility with smartphones running the Android operating system that will make it easier to share documents.
Google explained individuals using the beta version of Chrome for Android will see their mobile device appear in the Cloud Print dialogue when they have signed in.
"After choosing your Android device, a PDF copy of your document will open in Chrome for Android Beta," allowing users to 'print' virtually to their mobile device in order to access information on the move.
These could be useful additions to many people, as it has been noted by PC Advisor that Google Cloud Print could be one of the next big things to happen to printing.
In a piece produced in association with Kodak, the publication said this is because it can allow people to send their files securely over the web to a printer, whether a person is in the same room or another country.
"Best of all, it doesn't matter whether you're on a desktop, laptop, tablet or phone, if you can connect to the web or email, you can print," PC Advisor continued.
It was noted there are a number of practical uses for the technology that can be used when printing directly from the Chrome web browser or a growing number of Android and iOS apps.
The publication suggested people may be able to amend documents on their way to work and have them waiting at the printer when they arrive, or send photos snapped on their phone to print immediately on their home machine.
It was stated "the possibilities are almost endless", as Google has committed to adding Cloud Print functionality to an increasing number of apps and services.