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Setup printing with a printing partner

As an administrator, you can set up the printing services provided by a printing partner in the following ways:

Printing partners

Create an IPP print queue

Add printers individually
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Devicesand thenChromeand thenPrinters. The Printers page opens by default.
  3. (Optional) To apply the setting to a department or team, at the side, select an organizational unit. Show me how
  4. At the bottom right, point to Add Add questionand then Add a printer .
  5. Enter the printer details.
    Note: Some printers might need a queue name defined in the path, as well as the host address and port in the URI. For example, ipps://192.0.2.255/ipp/print. Contact your manufacturer for the correct path.
    • Protocol: ipps
    • Host: 192.0.2.255
    • Port: 631
    • Path: ipp/print
  6. (Optional) To allow the printer to be set up as a driverless printer, check the Use driverless configuration box.
    You do not have to enter a printer make and model. The printer provides all the details to the device.
  7. Click Add Printer.
Add several printers at once

You can add multiple printers using a comma-separated values (CSV) file. For details about how to create a valid CSV file, see CSV file guidelines below.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Devicesand thenChromeand thenPrinters. The Printers page opens by default.
  3. (Optional) To apply the setting to a department or team, at the side, select an organizational unit. Show me how
  4. At the bottom right, point to Add Add questionand then Upload printers.
  5. Click Choose a CSV File.
  6. Browse to and open the CSV file.
  7. Click Upload.
Include user account and filename in print jobs
  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Devicesand thenChromeand thenSettings. The User & browser settings page opens by default.

    If you signed up for Chrome Browser Cloud Management, go to Menu and then Chrome browserand thenSettings.

  3. (Optional) To apply the setting to a department or team, at the side, select an organizational unit. Show me how
  4. Go to Printing.
  5. Click CUPS Print job information.
  6. Select Include user account and filename in print job.
  7. Click Save.

Note: Enabling Include user account and filename in print job blocks users from printing to printers that do not support IPPS, even if the printers have already been added.

Add a printer using an extension

Can apply for signed-in users on any device or enrolled browsers on Windows, Mac, or Linux. For details, see Understand when settings apply.

These steps assume you're familiar with configuring Chrome settings in your Admin console.

To make settings for a specific group of users or enrolled Chrome browsers, put the user accounts or browsers in a group or organizational unit. Only user accounts can be added to groups. For details, see Groups and Add an organizational unit.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Devicesand thenChromeand thenApps & extensionsand thenUsers & browsers.

    If you signed up for Chrome Browser Cloud Management, go to Menu and then Chrome browserand thenApps & extensionsand thenUsers & browsers.

  3. (Users only) To apply the setting to a group, do the following:
    1. Select Groups.
    2. Select the group to which you want to apply the setting.
  4. To apply the setting to all users and enrolled browsers, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit.
  5. At the bottom right, point to Add Add question and choose one of the following options:
    • Add from Chrome Web Store
    • Add from Google Play
    • Add Chrome app or extension by ID
    • Add by URL
  6. Go to the printing partner app and under Installation policy, select one of the following options:
    • The relevant install and pin option:
      • Force install + pin
      • Force install + pin to ChromeOS taskbar
      • Force install + pin to browser toolbar
    • Force install 
    • Allow install
  7. Click Save. Or, you might click Override for an organizational unit.

    To later restore the inherited value, click Inherit.

 

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