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How to set up remote Chromebook printing for schools

How to set up remote Chromebook printing for schools

Staff and students want to print from their Chromebooks from anywhere – especially if they work on their documents from home.

With PaperCut Mobility Print, you can give your students and staff this freedom. It solves student and staff Chromebook printing, allowing them to print over the internet from any location. An added bonus? You don’t have to pay a cent to use Mobility Print; it’s free! No matter how small or large your school is, or how much student and staff printing you do.  

You don’t have to pay a cent to use Mobility Print; it’s free!

With PaperCut Mobility Print, printing is:

  • Secure: Print jobs and metadata are sent via an encrypted peer-to-peer connection.
  • Lightning-fast: Print jobs stay local when possible, and only sent via the internet when users are not connected to the local network.
  • Native: Just like local printing, hit CTRL+P or ‘Print’ right in the device’s interface to enable simple, functional printing from any application. 

How do you do it? Let’s walk you through, step-by-step, how to set up PaperCut Mobility Print.

How to set up remote Chromebook printing with PaperCut Mobility Print

Step one: Download PaperCut Mobility Print

Step two: Set up PaperCut Mobility Print

Step three: Set up and deploy Cloud Print

Where to get more info

Visit the Mobility Print Help Center for more information or alternatively follow the How to Migrate from Google Cloud Print to Mobility Print if you are planning on replacing Google Cloud Print.

Using PaperCut Mobility Print with PaperCut MF

To get the most out of PaperCut Mobility Print, team it up with PaperCut MF for a full print management solution. 

If you are using Mobility Print on its own, then print jobs will print immediately, even if the user is remote. With PaperCut MF you can use Find-Me printing, allowing users to print to a single print queue, and release their print jobs at any printer when they are standing at it. This means their print jobs won’t be sitting next to the printer for an extended period of time. 

Print release can be done through the copier panel, where staff and students authenticate via a badge swipe, username and password, or ID number and PIN. 

Alternatively, staff and students can use their mobile phone to achieve a touchless print release experience.

PaperCut MF tips for remote printing

  1. Just in case you haven’t yet, set up Find-Me printing
  2. Increase the default period for how long jobs are held before being deleted. This will allow users to print from home, and then arrive several days later to pick up their print jobs. 
  3. Stop print jobs from being released when the printer is in error. This will prompt users to walk to a different printer to release their jobs if the one they are standing at has a fault. This will avoid users having to reprint their document. This is especially handy if you followed tip two because users will likely have closed the document they printed the previous day. Need some help?

Still need some assistance with setting up PaperCut Mobility Print?

No sweat, if you get stuck, feel free to reach out to your PaperCut reseller or our support team via www.papercut.com/support/.

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