A laptop with an inbuilt printer. A laptop with an inbuilt printer.
As long as there is a connection port on the laptop that is compatible to the printer's connection, and the operating system on your laptop is compatible to the printer's drivers and software, yes it can be used with a laptop.
you just install the laptop driver and connect the laptop and printer.
plug the printer's cord into the laptop's USB port
All you need to connect it to your laptop is a USB cable to plug into the printer so it can connect to the laptop. If your printer came with a CD, then install it using that. Most of the time you need a Type A to Type B USB cable to connect printer to a PC or Laptop. Both side connector are different. You can get these cheap (less than $3-4) on internet or in discount electronics stores. - Neeraj Sharma
You can connect your epson stylus nx420 printer to you laptop, by the mini USB cable included with it. If you don't have one, look on eBay, you could pick one up for £10. If the printer supports Wi-Fi then you can also configure your laptop and set them both up. It also depends on what laptop you have. Hope this has helped.
You can pretty much connect any make PC or Laptop to any printer. The only time I have found this does not apply with devices that can print are iPhones and Ipads which require iphone compatible printers.
Put the printer on a shared network, then your desktop computer can also print to the same printer.
So, for some reason, you do not want to connect the printer directly to the laptop. To connect to the printer via another computer means creating a network, which requires a piece of equipment called a router. Also, both the laptop and the PC will have to have Ethernet capability, which may require installing a Network Interface Card in one or both of them. The printer will have to be configured as a network printer, which requires allowing sharing in the Network Folder on the Control Panel. Then, after you have established your network, you will have to install a network printer on to the laptop. This is done by double clicking on the 'Network Neighborhood' icon on the desktop, then right-clicking on the icon for the printer and selecting 'Install'.
Use the usb port and download drivers for it off the internet.
You should consult the manual that came with your portable printer. In said manual there should be a troubleshooting guide for how to asses why the printer is not working and how to fix it.