Comparing Mobility Print and Google Cloud Print (GCP)

Like many customers, you may be wondering ‘what’s the difference between using PaperCut Mobility Print vs using Google Cloud Print (GCP)?’. You may be currently using GCP and looking to switch to something else, or you may be looking for something to make your printing life easier. If you need to print from Android, Chromebooks, iOS, macOS or Windows, then PaperCut Mobility Print will fit the bill!

We’ll take a look at some of the differences between the two, and also the advantages of using Mobility over GCP. We also have a free version of Mobility Print if you’re looking to replace Google Cloud Print, you can learn more about it here

If you’re wondering more about these features - you can have a read about the PaperCut Integration with GCP, as well as the ‘native’ GCP from Google. Alternatively if you already know that you want to jump on board the Mobility Print ship - then head over to the Mobility Setup instructions in the manual!

The Mobility Print feature comes included with your MF / NG license. The table below shows all the differences between the solutions, however in summary, Mobility Print:

  • Keeps your print jobs within your network - a win for security and you use less WAN bandwidth too!
  • Provides a unified print experience for all your users, no matter what devices or applications are in use, and no matter what printers you use.
  • Offers a multitude of gifts for sys-admins - simplicity where you want it (simple setup, single management interface, simple access management) and complexity where you need it (choice of method to publish the printer, and subnet filtering options).

Don’t take our word for it though!

If you don’t already have PaperCut and Mobility Print, head over to the PaperCut Free Trial page and take it for a spin. You don’t have to install PaperCut onto a server to test it out - for testing purposes you can install it on any workstation or laptop!

If you’re wondering what to do if you want to start using Mobility Print, and you’re currently using GCP, head over to our page on Migrating from Google Cloud Print to Mobility Print.

Still have questions?

Let us know! We love chatting about what’s going on under the hood. Feel free to leave a comment below or visit our Support Portal for further assistance.

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