I'm calling them on that. Based on their definition of cloud printing they don't do it like HP, however you can use any Canon printer attached to a computer as a share either wired or wireless using either Google Cloud print or PrinterShare, (which I prefer)
Peachy - one more browser to install.
So does the PC with the Chrome installed have to be on? Guessing thats a yes.
This is where Apple shines- their Air Print, without any configuration- can print directly to the printer.
I was just about to try Slimjet too, when I saw your reply. Its powered by Blink - same engine behind Chrome.
The answer is yes, the computer needs to be on if you are going to use Google Cloud print, which will allow you to print from ANYWHERE. However the computer doesn't need to be on using PrinterShare if you are on the same network. PrinterShare will allow you to use the printer either way but when you are out, the computer would need to be on.
Chrome only needs to run in the background and doesn't need to actually be open.