Users of the recent versions of Outlook are facing an issue i.e Outlook not printing email. When they attempt to print any email, Outlook immediately displays an error message saying Printer is not ready or Not possible to print until an item is chosen. If you chose the item and attempted to print again, it will eventually result in halting the print operation.
The main reasons behind this issue could be network issues, improper connection to the printer, corrupted Outlprnt file, problem in Print Spooling service, or interruption due to active add-ins in Outlook.
To resolve all the above reasons which would have caused this Outlook issue, refer to the effective solutions given here.
The Outlprnt file contains the Outlook printing style settings. The Outlprnt file would have been corrupted if you are not able to print in Outlook. Recreating this file will resolve the Outlook not printing email issue.
There is a possibility to check add-ins. So, disable them all one after another. After disabling all the add-ins, restart Outlook. Now, see if the issue is cleared. To check add-ins, use these steps.
The printing services are managed by the System services. So, restarting this can resolve the problem.
Check if the Outlook application is able to print emails after restarting the Print Spooler Service. If it is not able to print, then update the printer driver. This will surely troubleshoot the Outlook not printing email issue in the mail application.