Google Cloud Print

Google announced that Google Cloud Print, their cloud-based printing solution that has been in beta since 2010, will no longer be supported as of December 31, 2020. We recommend you use PaperCut Mobility Print instead.

Read more about Mobility Print

PaperCut brings its suite of print management features to organizations integrating Google Cloud Print (GCP).

The combination of PaperCut and GCP enables and facilitates management of users with Bring Your Own Devices (BYOD) such as smartphones, tablets, chromebooks, and notebooks that do not connect exclusively to existing print networks.

Google Cloud Print

Centralize Cloud Print Management

Google Cloud Print has done away with the need for the installation of drivers and physical connectivity to printers between GMail, Google Drive, Android and ChromeOS devices.

Manage printing from Android using PaperCut and Google Cloud Print

PaperCut augments the flexibility provided by Google Cloud Print by providing:

Cross-platform Capabilities

As cross-platform software, PaperCut makes it easy to immediately publish your organization's existing print queues from Windows, Mac or Linux servers, all from a central management console. In addition you can leverage your current user identification as setup in your Active Directory or LDAP domains.

Manage printing from iOS using PaperCut and Google Cloud Print

The Google Cloud Print option is available across the full range of device platforms, including Google Apps on iOS devices.

How it works...

PaperCut tracks and controls printing by sitting between the Google Cloud and network print infrastructure.

Google Cloud Print PaperCut integration
BYOD Print Management for Google Cloud Print provided by PaperCut.

As print jobs are sent from mobile devices, desktops or Google Apps to the cloud print service, they are immediately tracked and controlled by PaperCut.

GCP Jobs list
GCP Print Jobs List.

PaperCut enforces print policies and quotas before passing the print jobs onto your existing network print infrastructure.

PaperCut Print Jobs list
PaperCut Print Jobs List.

Streamline deployment for all print devices

PaperCut simplifies and streamlines the Google Cloud Print setup without the need to purchase new "Cloud Ready" print devices. PaperCut automates the process of publishing your existing printers.

PaperCut\'s Google Cloud Print setup interface
PaperCut\'s Google Cloud Print setup interface

PaperCut helps administration by:

  • Managing mapping of Google Accounts to Domain Accounts.
  • Allowing devices hosted across on all your servers to be published from one location.
  • Leveraging your existing print policies - no need to setup new rules or queues.
Google Cloud Print Printer List
Google Cloud Print Printer List

For more information...

PaperCut's Google Cloud Print is a core feature included as standard.

If you would like to know more, please read our Common Questions regarding Google Cloud Print Knowledge Base article as well as the Google Cloud Print website for more detailed information regarding GCP.

To see how Google Cloud Print fits in with our Mobile and BYOD printing solutions, check out Mobile & BYOD Printing in the manual.

Did you know that you can now scan to your Google Drive account? Scan to cloud Storage is now available and part of integrated scanning on PaperCut MF.