Chromebook printing can be so much better.

Setting up managed printing for Chromebooks is easy. Follow our quick 10 minute guide to see how directprint.io can help you print more effectively than Print Server based solutions or Google Cloud Print.

To begin, open up your Chrome browser on Windows, Mac or Chrome OS…

1. Create a trial account at directprint.io

Firstly, go to directprint.io and click Start Free Trial. You will be asked to enter your Organization’s name and contact information.

start directprint.io trial
start directprint.io trial printing for Chromebooks

2. Find a printer

Secondly, find your printer using directprint.io’s useful printer wizard. The wizard will install the directprint.io driver and the system will detect any printers on your local network. Simply click ‘Add’ when you see the printer you’d like to connect with. Alternatively, enter an IP address and the system will query the printer to get the connection parameters.

easily find and connect a printer
easily find and connect a printer

3. Link to G-Suite

directprint.io automatically gathers your Organization’s OU structure and user/device infomation from G Suite. Click ‘authorize read-only access’ and directprint.io will do the rest! Once it’s linked, select a test target OU to allocate the printer to.

link directprint.io to g suite

4. Deploy the directprint.io driver app to your target G Suite users

By pushing the app (or ‘force installing’ in G Suite terms) to your target users, you will have completed the steps necessary to setup managed G Suite Users. Watch our video to find out more.

5. Log on to the Chromebook as a user in the test OU

Once the directprint.io app has automatically installed, open the application from the start menu to see your available printers. Type Control-P to print – just like any other Cloud Print printer or local network printer. Unlike other printer drivers, all prints can be managed through advanced policies and audited through directprint.io’s comprehensive reports.

diretcprint.io application installed.
diretcprint.io application installed.

6. Explore the advanced printer management from within the directprint.io console

Finally, explore all the policy and reporting options within the directprint.io admin console. If you need any assistance, just book some time with us.

We hope admins find this guide on managed printing for Chromebooks useful. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to email help@directprint.io – we value your feedback!

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