Why Google Cloud Print?
As we’ve moved towards ever more powerful cloud-based applications and
web-connected mobile devices, we’ve come to expect the same capabilities from them
that we’ve taken for granted on our PCs. For many, printing is near the top of that
With Cloud Ready printers, the Google Cloud Print
experience is ready right out of the box. Cloud Ready printers register themselves
directly with the Google Cloud Print service over your home or office’s wireless
network, so they’re always available. And because they’re always connected to the
web, they can keep their drivers and firmware up to date without requiring your
intervention. Google Cloud Print also works with conventional non-cloud printers,
so you can get started today with any printer you already own.
Google Cloud Print takes the security of your files very seriously. Documents are
transferred over a secure HTTPS web connection. After a job is completed, the
associated document is deleted from our servers. In addition, you can delete jobs
and their history at any time through the Google Cloud Print management page. To learn more about how
Google Cloud Print ensures your privacy, see here.
For Friends Too
Google Cloud Print allows you to share printers with friends, family, or coworkers
as easily as you would share a Google Doc file - perfect for visiting guests
looking to print a flight boarding pass. From the Google Cloud Print management
page, it only takes a single click to share printers that you own with trusted
individuals. You can also track print jobs on your shared printers, and modify or
revoke sharing rights at any time. To learn more about sharing printers, see
Google Cloud Print is the standard printing technology used by ChromeOS on
Chromebooks. Your Chromebook and the web live hand in hand and, for that reason, it
didn’t feel right tying you down with local printer software. If you own a
Chromebook, you can print any web page directly by hitting Ctrl + P, or you can
print from within your web apps by looking for the “Print with Google Cloud Print”
button - just make sure you’ve set up a printer first.
Google Cloud Print is used internally by Google on over a thousand printers. It can
scale to meet your organization’s needs, and can either complement or replace your
existing printing infrastructure. Google Cloud Print makes life easier for both
system administrators and users.