Can't Print from Chromebooks? Two Google Cloud Print Alternatives

Can't Print from Chromebooks? Two Google Cloud Print Alternatives | Loffler

Google will discontinue support of their cloud printing solution as of January 1, 2021.  

Schools and businesses have come to rely on the service for secure cloud printing from Chromebooks and are now in search of an alternative. uniFLOW and PaperCut are two secure cloud printing solutions that have become leading replacements to support native printing from Chromebooks.

End of Support for Google Cloud Print 

The concept behind Google Cloud Print was simple and convenient. It made printing from anywhere easy for schools and businesses. To make it work, a user with a Google account could enable Cloud Print on their Chromebook and then gain access to the designated printers for their organization. 

This became an efficient cloud print solution, especially for organizations that depended on Chromebooks, such as school systems where students print from their Chromebooks to printers in the library, in the classroom, anywhere that is convenient. Meanwhile, the school had visibility to see how much the students were printing and what was being printed. Many enterprise organizations also used Google Cloud Print to make remote printing easy for employees.  

Now that Google Cloud Print is being discontinued as of Jan. 1, 2021, uniFLOW and PaperCut have become leading replacements to support secure cloud printing. 

Google Cloud Print Alternatives

Organizations have come to depend on Google Cloud Print in their document workflow because it reduced work for the IT team in managing print infrastructure, increased document security and simplified printing for end users without needing to install additional apps. Much of what made Google Cloud Print attractive is available to users with both uniFLOW and PaperCut.

These solutions allow users to print from anywhere to a universal print driver and release at an enabled device when it’s convenient for them. uniFLOW and PaperCut provide tracking capabilities for organizations to see how much each user prints and what is printed. This makes accounting for remote printing much easier to manage. 

uniFLOW and PaperCut Solve Chromebook Printing Needs

For schools and businesses working with Chromebooks and trying to figure out what to do in the wake of Google Cloud Print, uniFLOW and PaperCut present two good options for a secure cloud printing. uniFLOW and PaperCut also offer native Chromebook printing to better serve users of Google's Chrome OS. The creators of these solutions have been working to ensure their print solutions will work with the native print functions of Chrome OS to provide a Google Cloud Print alternative in 2021 and beyond


Loffler widely supports uniFLOW, PaperCut and other secure cloud print, copy and scan solutions.

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Read Next: How Kasson-Mantorville Schools Reduced Print Volumes By 20% and Removed the Printer Burden from Their IT Team with uniFLOW [Case Study]

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Jeff King

Jeff King is the CTO and Director of Consulting Services at Loffler Companies.

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