A guide to printing from CloudReady computers

Good news is - just like a regular Chromebook, CloudReady can be configured to print with both "classic" and Cloud Print compatible printers. 

First, the "classic" printers: (this is an elegant way Google uses to call an older generation of legacy printers. It should work with the classic computer that you installed your CloudReady on. See, we can do it, too)

The things you'll need:

- CloudReady computer;
- Windows or Mac computer to act as the proxy email/print server. It should be always left on and connected to the classic printer via USB.

Then, follow the steps below to enable the Google Cloud Print connector:*

  1. Open Chrome Browser on the computer attached to the same network as the printer. Make sure you are signed into your Google account within Chrome.
  2. In a new tab, open chrome://devices 
  3. You’ll see a list of devices already registered with Google Cloud Print, and new devices available on the network.
  4. Under "Classic printers,” click Add printers.
  5. You'll see a confirmation that Google Cloud Print has been enabled*. To learn more, click Manage your printers.

To connect classic printers in a business or school environment, use the Cloud Print Connector service on Windows or Linux.

For more information, please check this article on Google Support page or these step-by-step detailed instructions.

*The system is still using the cloud print protocols to complete the action.

 

Now, brace yourself, the name of the Cloud Print capable printers is.. Cloud-Ready printers. Yes, the world of difference between CloudReady OS by Neverware and a title for Cloud-Print compatible computers here is reduced to just one dash. 

If your printer is on the list of Cloud-Ready printer manufacturers, it can be [moderately] easily set up to print with CloudReady computers and regular Chromebooks: 

Click the link for the manufacturers' instructions. Once the printer is set up, open a new tab of Chromium browser on your CloudReady computer, type chrome://devices - your printer should be listed under "My devices". Still confused? Check out this article for more detailed instruction.

 

 

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