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:

  • Create an Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) based print queue to send print jobs via the network.
  • Add the printer using an extension.

For a full list of printing partners, see Migrate from Cloud Print.

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. From the Admin console Home page, go to Devicesand thenChrome.
  3. Scroll down and click Printers.
  4. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit.
  5. At the bottom right, point to Add Add questionand then Add a printer Add a printer.
  6. 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
  7. (Optional) To allow the printer to be set up as a driverless printer, select Use driverless configuration.
    You do not have to enter a printer make and model. The printer provides all the details to the device.
  8. 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. From the Admin console Home page, go to Devicesand thenChrome.
  3. Scroll down and click Printers.
  4. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit.
  5. At the bottom right, point to Add Add questionand then Upload printers"".
  6. Click Choose a CSV File.
  7. Browse to and open the CSV file.
  8. 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. From the Admin console Home page, go to Devicesand thenChrome.
  3. Click User & browser settings.
  4. To apply the setting to everyone, leave the top organizational unit selected. Otherwise, select a child organizational unit.
  5. Scroll to Native 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 making Chrome settings in your Admin console.

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

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

  2. From the Admin console Home page, go to Devicesand thenChrome.
  3. Click Apps & extensions.
  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 top, click Users & Browsers.
  6. Click AddAdd 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
  7. Go to the printing partner app and under Installation policy, select one of the following options:
    • Force install + pin
    • Force install 
    • Allow install
  8. Click Save. If you configured a child organizational unit, you might be able to Inherit or Override a parent organizational unit's settings.

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