November 21, 2019

Migrating from Google Cloud Print to Centrally Managed Direct IP Printing

By now you’ve heard that Google Cloud Print is on its way out, but at PrinterLogic we’ve developed the perfect migration option for you. The new PrinterLogic Chrome OS Client Extension empowers you to centrally manage direct IP printing for Chromebook users alongside Windows, Mac, and Linux. This means you can deliver a Serverless Printing Infrastructure with a single management interface and avoid sending your print jobs to the cloud. Since PrinterLogic licensing is not user-based, there is no additional cost required to deploy this to Chrome OS users. 

So let’s talk about what it looks like to migrate from Google Cloud Print to centrally managed direct IP printing for Chromebook. 

Step 1: Deploy PrinterLogic’s Client Extension to Chromebooks using G-Suite

Here’s the part where we start to migrate from Google Cloud Print. PrinterLogic will provide you with a Chrome OS client extension that you can push out to your Chromebooks through your Google Admin Console. Any G-Suite license will work to push out the extension. After you push this extension out, you have all the pieces in place to manage printers on Chromebooks. 

Step 2: Deploy Printers To Chromebook Users

Through PrinterLogic’s SaaS admin interface, IT admins can setup printer deployment rules that will automatically deploy printers to Chromebooks when users login. Existing Google Cloud Print printers will be silently converted to direct IP printers and made available to end user’s per existing auto-deployments. End-users can also be empowered to self-install printers through the Chrome OS client extension. Users can find printers they need and install them without having to call the helpdesk. Printers are deployed locally to the Chromebook and print jobs are rendered and sent directly to the printer. 

Step 3: Keep Print Jobs on the Local Network

You are now ready to print directly to printers without sending print jobs to the cloud. Chromebook users won’t even notice anything changed—they can continue to print using the native Chrome OS printing interface, but now the print jobs will be spooled locally and sent directly to the printer. No more cloud printing, and no print servers required. 

 

With PrinterLogic, migrating from Google Cloud Print is a simple, painless experience. You’ll have everything you love about Chrome OS, as well as one centralized print management platform for all your users, regardless of their operating system.  

If you aren’t a PrinterLogic SaaS customer your migration from Google Cloud Print is simple. Spin up a SaaS instance today by clicking here.

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Adam Stephan

I've loved solving puzzles all my life. I thought I would go into Mechanical or Civil Engineering until I discovered IT in 2014. The more I learned about technology and how it works, the more I couldn’t let go. I joined PrinterLogic with a list of IT certifications, a passion to learn more, and a drive to help customers solve print-management headaches. I got my bachelor's degree in IT, and as a Sales Engineer, I thoroughly enjoy sharing our cutting-edge software with the world.
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