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Mobility Print by Papercut on ChromeOS

We have been using Papercut to offer managed Cloud Printing for our ChromeOS users for many years now. The most recent v17 release of Papercut introduces Mobility Print which allows direct printing to your networked devices.

From the end users point of view, it's almost the same as using Cloud Print, however, there are a few important differences.

  • Mobility Print does not require your print server to talk to the internet. For Cloud Printing, this can be tricky as for Cloud Print to work you really need to bypass any ssl inspection you do for that server.
  • Its faster - doesn't need to send jobs to the cloud and back.
  • Will work even if Google Cloud Printing has one of its moments - rare - but they do happen!
  • You need to push the Mobility Print Chrome App.
  • The printer is deployed to anyone with the app installed - not shared to groups or individuals as in Cloud Printing.
  • You need to do a little DNS work for it to function across vlans.


This is what it looks like as an end user:


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