Google Cloud Print and PaperCut
Google Cloud Print (GCP) is a new technology from Google that connects printers to the web to allow users to print easily to a home or work printer via a multitude of different applications and hardware. The ease of use of GCP and the increase in popularity of Chromebook devices in education has seen an increase in the number of requests enquiring if PaperCut supports tracking of print jobs sent via GCP. PaperCut tracks printing via standard operating system print queues, so does not track GCP print jobs currently.
We have been keeping a close eye on things in the GCP area. We see GCP as becoming the predominant solution for printing from Android devices and Chromebooks. As it stands right now, the best option for Chromebook users is to leverage PaperCut’s Web Print feature.
The PaperCut team are investigating ways in which PaperCut can be enhanced to seamlessly integrate with GCP. If you have any feedback for us we’d be interested to hear from you and to learn which features would be most important to you.
- Should the mapping of Google accounts to PaperCut users be centrally managed, or user managed?
- Would you use a single Google account to manage all GCP printers?
- Would you wish to nominate which PaperCut managed printers are available through GCP?
- Are there any special controls you would want to put in place for GCP printing?
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