PaperCut Mobility Print

Free BYOD solution & Google Cloud Print alternative

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Papercut Mobility Print

Worrying about what to do now that Google Cloud Print ended?

We've got you covered with our innovative Cloud Print tech. Windows, Chromebook and Mac users can print remotely and outside the network by sending print jobs over the internet.

Mobility Print also enables easy local printing from BYO iPads, iPhones, Android, Windows, Chromebook and Mac devices.

How does it work?

  1. Download and install Mobility Print on a VM or computer that has access to your printers
  2. Deploy with Google Workspace, or share a setup link with your users to guide them through a few steps to get access to your printers

Not bad for something that’s 100% free.

Feature-rich and easy to use

Chromebooks and beyond

Auto-install printer drivers to print from a mix of Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, Macs, Windows, and Android devices.

Native UI printing

Hit CTRL+P or ‘print' right in the device's interface to enable simple, functional printing from any application.

Simple self-setup for users

Point users to a self-setup page to find the shared network printers themselves and ease the load on your IT team.

Cloud Print

Harness the internet to print remotely and outside the network from Windows, Chromebook and Mac devices.

Why Mobility Print is free

We're passionate about making easy BYOD printing a reality for everyone. No catch, no phishing — just a solution we view as a basic printing need.

For Mobility Print customers who'll want to use print management in the future to track and control printing, or want additional support, we provide various paid for products.

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Do more with your BYOD printing

Mobility Print leverages powerful features and technology to help you get the most out of everyday printing, every day.

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CLOUD PRINT

Available on Windows, Chromebook and Mac (beta)

Mobility Print harnesses PaperCut's cloud service to keep users printing when they're outside your network, or on an untrusted guest network.

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Printing is secure

Print jobs and metadata are sent via an encrypted peer-to-peer connection. Also no need to open any inbound firewalls to your server.

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Printing is lightning-fast

Keeps printing lightning-fast in every scenario: jobs stay local when possible, and the peer-to-peer delivery over the internet takes the fastest route possible.

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Printing is native

Just like local printing, hit CTRL+P or ‘print' right in the device's interface to enable simple, functional printing from any application.

Compatible with PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF

Get full control and visibility to complement unmatched mobile printing.

  • Get full visibility on who’s printing what, where, and when across all BYOD devices.
  • Cut costs with detailed reports, allocated quotas, and print policies like B&W and duplex.
  • Boost security by requiring secure authentication or a simple ID/badge swipe to release every print job.
Which product is right for me?

Globally proven and preferred

Over 10 million people happily use Mobility Print across the globe — from large enterprises and law firms to schools big and small.

And luckily for us, IT admins are all too happy to share their great experiences on Reddit, EduGeek, Spiceworks, and many more go-to sources for tech.

What our customers are saying

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It’s better and more reliable than Google Cloud Print, that’s the key thing.

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Roger Nixon

IT Technical Director at Wheatley Park School

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This is just amazing! I’m almost lost for words at how easy it was to install and print over the internet!

Drew Pocock

Network Manager at Rye St Antony School, UK

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With the way we have PaperCut set up, you can go anywhere in the district and print your print job. It lends itself to a lot more freedom.

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Robert Causer

Technology Services at Lubbock Independent School District

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Within 10 minutes, Mobility Print was installed on all our Chromebooks… I didn’t deal with a single Chromebook printing issue all year.

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John Lenhart

IT admin at Dallastown Area School District

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With PaperCut enabling quotas and BYOD printing in tandem, CWRU were able to reduce their faculty printing costs by as much as US $20,000 per year.

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Tron Compton-Engle

IT Director at Case Western Reserve University

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PaperCut and Google

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Partnered with Google for your benefit

We work closely with Google to optimize printing on Chromebooks – the most adopted device in education, and a growing front runner in enterprise business. PaperCut is one of Google’s chosen providers as the best alternative to Google Cloud Print.

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PaperCut is a premier Google Cloud partner

PaperCut uses Google Cloud Platform to provide scalable and reliable cloud services, such as Cloud Print service in Mobility Print. As a premier partner, we work closely with the Google team to provide you with the best service possible.

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PaperCut is Google Chrome Enterprise Recommended

PaperCut is an inaugural member of the Chrome Enterprise Recommended partner program, a best of breed program for solution verified by Google. Our solutions verified by Google are Mobility Print with PaperCut NG and Mobility Print with PaperCut MF.

Download Mobility Print (IT admins only)

Heads up!

This download is for IT admins to set up the Mobility Print server. If you're an end-user looking to use Mobility Print, speak to your IT team.

Have the installer ready to go?

Run it from any computer (Windows, macOS or Linux) that has printers installed. It doesn't have to be a server – as long as it’s switched on, Mobility Print will take care of sharing the printers.

See the system requirements, installation instructions, and how to migrate from Google Cloud Print.

Mobility Print resources

Mobility Print FAQs

I was told to download Mobility Print. Am I in the right place?

Yes and no. If you're an IT admin, then yes: the download on this page has everything you need to set up the Mobility Print server. If you're looking to print as an employee or student, you'll need to get the Mobility Print client from your IT team (in most cases), so get in touch with them.

Do you provide support for PaperCut Mobility Print?

If you’re using PaperCut Mobility Print with PaperCut MF or PaperCut NG, then we provide the same support that you’re used to - through email, web form, web chat or phone call.

If you’re using the free version of PaperCut Mobility Print, we’re not able to provide support through a phone call or web chat. We do provide some great self-help documentation around installing and configuring Mobility Print, over in the Mobility Print Help Center. If you’re still stuck after following the documentation, you can reach out to us through a support ticket, and we’ll try and help out!

Is PaperCut Mobility Print a direct replacement for Google Cloud Print?

While PaperCut Mobility Print offers similar functionality, if you’re moving across to Mobility Print from Google Cloud Print, there are some differences between the Google product and the PaperCut product. Check out the Comparison between Mobility Print and Google Cloud Print article for more details - including server requirements and handling groups with Mobility Print.

Where do I install Mobility Print?

After downloading the installer above, install the application onto:

  • an existing print server
  • a new system (even a desktop system) that's permanently left on
  • a virtual machine with its own IP address so it isn't behind a NAT (Network Address Translation).

Follow the Mobility Print Setup guide for more information.

What happens to my data?

Keeping your data secure is of utmost importance to us – and that goes for our paid and free products alike. We don't track or store individual print job information; and if you provide your email address, we transmit and store it fully encrypted.

We do, however, track some system-level information to assist our development, like server operating system and print volumes from different client types.

How do I get full control, tracking, and visibility over my BYOD printing?

These features are available with PaperCut print management. Contact our friendly customer care team at sales@papercut.com, and they'll recommend the best PaperCut product for your needs.

How do I migrate from Google Cloud Print?

For organizations currently not using PaperCut NG/MF, simply download Mobility Print from this page and install it on the same computer used to normally run the Google Cloud Print connector, i.e. a computer that has printers installed and remains on.

Once installed, share the setup link (found at the bottom of the Mobility Print Admin page) with your users. You can continue to use Google Cloud Print in parallel until you're happy all of your users have migrated to Mobility Print.

For organizations using PaperCut NG/MF, simply install Mobility Print on your existing print server that’s being monitored by PaperCut. Share the setup link with your users and switch off Google Cloud Print once you're happy all of your users have migrated over.

Read the detailed Google Cloud Print migration guide for more information.

How exactly does Cloud Print send print jobs over the internet?

In a nutshell, Cloud Print enables the client to always find the fastest route for a print job to the Mobility Print server.

If a job can’t be sent over the local network, then PaperCut’s cloud service negotiates a handshake between the client and server, and sets up a secure encrypted peer-to-peer connection using WebRTC. In fact, all communication is sent via this encrypted peer-to-peer connection.

Moreover, the Mobility Print server doesn’t have to be exposed to the internet. As long as an outbound internet connection is available, PaperCut’s cloud service will make sure clients can communicate securely.

Read the Cloud Print setup guide for more information.

How much does Cloud Print cost?

Nothing at all.

Whether you’re using Mobility Print for free on its own, or with PaperCut NG/MF, you don’t have to pay to use the Cloud Print feature in Mobility Print.

Is Cloud Print supported on Android and iOS?

Cloud Print is currently not supported on Android and iOS to print via the internet, outside your network. However, Mobility Print is supported on Android and iOS if you wish to print locally within your network.