Print from a Chrome OS device
There are two main ways to print from Chromebooks and Chrome devices:
Native printing (CUPS)
As an IT administrator, you can use your Google Admin console to set up Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS). CUPS uses an Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) to support printing to local and network printers. When you add a printer, it automatically appears in your users’ list of Chrome printers, so they can start printing without any further setup. You can specify printers that users in specific organizational units can use.
Google Cloud Print
Google Cloud Print (GCP) is a service that allows you to print from any web-connected device. Google Cloud Print routes print jobs between your computer, smartphone, or tablet and sends it to an Internet-connected, cloud-ready printer. The service also allows users to easily discover printers and print from their own device without the need for complex setup and driver installation.
Based on the printing requirements of some organizations, you may need to use the Cloud Print Connector or use Google Cloud Print on a Windows Server. If you're running into issues with your printers not working with Google Cloud Print, see this certificate announcement.