How can I print from Virtualbox to a host-attached printer?

Rebecca Z April 2, 2014

I help my mom print coupons. I learned that I can use Virtualbox to print multiple coupons, however, I would like to transfer the print jobs from Virtualbox to the printer on the host computer. Is there anyway I would be able to do that? I read you can use ports to be able to do that, but would it be the same setup using Virtualbox?

  1. Hovsep A
    April 3, 2014 at 6:17 pm
  2. Oron J
    April 2, 2014 at 1:21 pm

    You can also print as PDF and print the PDF from the main OS.

  3. Jan F
    April 2, 2014 at 9:59 am

    If your guest OS (in VirtualBox) has network/internet access you can simply share the printer on your host computer and add it as a network printer in the guest. This should also work for host-only networking.