Local network printing for Chrome and Chromebooks
Finally reliable local network printing for Chromebooks is possible. This Chrome extension allows you to print directly to compatible network printers or a CUPS print server from Chrome and Chromebooks. No Cloud Print required. Key features: Multiple printer support Printer compatibility check Offline help page Landscape, multiple copy printing Now supports more printers via PWG and Unirast (Airprint) formats Known limitations: It does not automatically find printers on the network, you need to know the IP address and IPP path for the printer (consult your printer documentation & help section in the extension). ** Search the store for 'WiFi printer driver for Chromebooks' which offers auto-detection of printers ** Your feedback and bug reports are welcome: [email protected] CUPS, Airprint and the CUPS logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. PLEASE NOTE that this application is not affiliated with or supported by Google or any of the printer manufacturers whose printer models are listed above.
- (2019-12-31) Sathvik Sriram: It almost works.. Adding the local printer works nicely by auto detecting the correct model number of my brother MFC-J435W brother, and the test result is a PASS. Then trying to print a document actually seems to be sent out.. the print message from chrome show the doc as being printed, except physical printer did not receive or print anything. I wish this worked !
- (2019-12-07) Andrew K: After learning that google cloud print would be discontinued, I spent way too much time trying to get my chromebook to print to my CUPS printer that was working with every other OS I tried. After giving up, I installed this extension, and it just worked.
- (2019-11-30) Barnaby Dillon: Worked with Brother MFC-J425w but had to add manually and select unirast.
- (2019-08-08) Ashlie Lewis: need better instructions
- (2019-07-02) Mark Dm: I am somewhat confused. I have a Raspberry PI Print server running CUPS on Linux. I decided to take the challenge and tested with Chromium OS (note not Chrome OS), the open source version. Chromium automatically recognized the printers on the PI but I never was able to print not even selecting Generic PDF , nor Postscript drivers worked from Chromium . Then I installed this and wow thank you! I was then able to configure a printer on Chromium OS and complete a print job. Maybe some day Google will fiinally get some things right but I doubt that will me in my lifetime . If CUPS is integrated to Chrome OS then why is this even needed? Also Chrome needs a way to turn off auto detection of CUPS printers.
- (2019-06-27) paul carpenter: If you don't know IPP address you probably can get printer to tell you. On my machine, pushing stop/clear button for certain number of seconds gives much information. See instructions for your machine. I found addresses under "Network Configuration" category. Here are "IP Address," "SubNet Mask" and "Default Gateway." Manufacturer gives another "IP Address." You also may find "IPP Information" with "Printer URI" and other categories such as "Default Gateway," which involves similar numbers. The key for me was "IP Address" under "TCP/IPv4 Information." Using that number worked. worked OK until IPP changed. After getting new IP it worked; however, at first I used "Auto" successfully, then I changed to "raster" and it's OK. If you have a second printer I believe it is helpful or necessary to give it a different name.
- (2019-05-18) Kimberly Harrell: I gave it 4 starts, because it works great. Could not go to 5 stars, because I'm computer savvy. I know where to find the IP address and troubleshoot connectivity issues. For those that are not computer savvy, simply add the print app to your phone and you can easily locate the ip address in the setup. Good Luck! It's worth the small headache.
- (2019-04-06) Taneesha Hutchins: love it thank you
- (2019-03-29) Thank you for developing this extension! I have been pulling my hair out over my printer cutting off the top of everything (Google Doc, pdf, everything) that I send wirelessly from my Chromebook. I have been searching and searching for a solution and nothing worked until I found this extension. My only advice is to make the instructions for setting up your printer a little more user friendly. I managed to get the extension to work but I felt like the instructions were like reading a foreign language because I am not an IT professional. Having more photos in the instructions might help and or more user friendly instructions. From my printer, I could scroll through the menu settings and find the IP address (not the IPP address) and it only gave me a long string of numbers: 192.168.100.005 which I had to then think to add to "http://192.168.100.005:631/" I tried it and it worked! I am not sure others will think to do that. It would have been helpful if you would have said something like (with photos too): After you install the extension, 1)Click on the "Cupps Extension icon" on the top right corner of your screen 2) Select "Manage printers" 3) On the PRINT MANAGEMENT scroll down to "Add/edit printer" and enter: (a) Name: (whatever you want to call your printer) (b) IPP Address: http://***.***.***.***:631/ (***.***.***.*** = this is the "IP address" for your printer) For me I had to scroll through my printer menu. . .Network. . .WLAN. . .TCP/IP. . .IP Address. . . 192.168.100.005 (***.***.***.***) I hope that helps other people. THANK YOU!!! I am very grateful for this extension!!!!!!!!
- (2019-03-19) Patricie Macková: I am excited that there is one application on the Chrome store that works at first try!! I print from Google disc to Canon MG 6440 on home wi-fi network.
- (2019-03-07) Denis Loughlin: fallowed along ok but still not connecting not sure if IP address is righthow do you get the printers IP
- (2019-02-07) So much information out here and not enough solutions. Your system is the solution for novelists like me.
- (2019-02-03) Neil Passage: Thanks so much. Printing on a chromebook has been the bane of my existence for years, esp. envelopes. I've devoted countless hours to speaking very unkindly about anyone assoicated with chromebooks, computers and the universe in general, trying to print an envelope with my chromebook. You've taken care of that with "Number 10 " paper size.
- (2019-01-25) Thomas Hudson: doesnt work
- (2019-01-15) Nicholas Cover: took a while but its good
- (2019-01-09) Ken Gilmore: Worked for me straight out of the box with a Brother HL-4570CDW via IPP. Based on reading other reviews, I just made sure to enter the IP address with full http://x.x.x.x protocol.
- (2018-09-07) John Laman: It is too small and too fast to be of help.
- (2018-09-03) Francisca Garcia: excellent
- (2018-08-26) Eleanor Lewis: Works well although the one thing missing in the brief instructions is that the extension puts an icon in the menu bar and that's where you put the IPP address. Yes, OK, I'm probably just stupid but in case there are others faced with the same problem, that's where you set up your printer. After that it's pretty straightforward assuming you've found the IP address of your printer/CUPS server. Just put in a printer name and the appropriate IPP address eg mine is: http://192.168.1.96:631 You can delete the default "My printer".
- (2018-08-26) Vincent Baldassano: Thanks! Worked immediately. It is easy: just go to manage your printer and overwrite the example in the address with the printer IP address with HTTP://your printer IP address. I have an older Brothers Printer which is cloud ready but I have had no problems with cloud printing. I figure I would just add this extension to have backup to print.
- (2018-08-13) Darci Erickson: it printed gobble-d-gook
- (2018-07-25) lenny dixon: My Canon TS3150 would not print at all using the official Canon app from the Google play store. But after adding this extension it now prints.It has a nice section that test your printer for compatibility before you add the extension. Good app.
- (2018-07-21) deirdre bellomo: Recognizes printer but doesn't print.
- (2018-07-18) Scott Dean: This was exactly what I needed! I had spent time trying to get CUPS printing to work directly through the Chromebook printer interface without success. Then I found this extension and 3 minutes later, I was printing. Instructions on setup worked perfectly for me... Gave it a name and pasted in the URL, hit the save button. Clicked the test button, got a pass result, and now I can print! Thanks!!
- (2018-06-30) Urs Bolt: It works! It took me twice with trying out how to enter the IP address (it was http:// not https://). I needed it because I stupidly bought a Brother printer model CL3142CW which isn't on the Google Cloud Print list. And I want my Chromebook to work. Thanks 1000x!
- (2020-01-26, v:0.1.34) Yoshiro MIHIRA: Canon MG6200 issue
I use IPP / CUPS printing for Chrome & Chromebooks v0.1.34 on Chromebook(cloudready) 78.4.3. I have the Canon Printer MG6200 series. From Printer information, Printer supported PDL is only Unirast. If I set "Printer type: Auto detect," no output[NG]. Even I set Unirast as Printer type; the output image is smaller than expected[NG]. And also if I set Black and White mode, the output image is always color[NG]. If I print the same PDF from iPhone, there is no issue. sample PDF https://www.arachne.jp/pdfcalendar/pdf/common/monday-start_strong-colors_2020.pdf NG output https://drive.google.com/open?id=1NO0Xn_kgTX7di8hT8S8pRH2mn_xYCiVp
- (2019-12-09, v:0.1.34) michael westfall: printer
i wish to cancel this as it does not work
- (2019-09-13, v:0.1.34) Ro Mey: ich wollte aus einem honor drucken
können sie deutsch can you german
- (2019-09-06, v:0.1.34) sherry brooks: sherry
icanot find my ip address on my printer
- (2019-09-02, v:0.1.34) Greg Scott: Zebra LP 2844-Z
If finds the address ok, but always returns the same error. Not clear what to do next. Address: http://cups_server:631/printers/my_printer Error: Failed to contact the printer - please check the connection URL. Error code: TypeError: Failed to fetch Check the help section for more infomation.
- (2019-07-19, v:0.1.34) Marcelo Lopez: Canon MX920
The extension detects the printer just fine, it says it prints just fine, and then it doesn't print.
- (2019-05-27, v:0.1.34) Lucia Herrera: how to scan from my HP ENVY Photo 6200?
how to scan from my HP ENVY Photo 6200?
- (2019-03-10, v:0.1.34) cant print to canon mg3500
Im on same wifi network and have ip address for printer which i got through my phone settings, it says all is compatible but i get a failed to fetch error. i tried unirast setting and at one point printer took a sheet of paper but didnt print on it ???? didnt expect this much grief please advise or update extension to enable printing
- (2019-03-06, v:0.1.34) Stuart Warren: asus chromebook / brother DCP-T700W
I have registered the IP address and test says pass but cannot print? I did manage to print a pdf doc before but print window always says save (not print)
- (2019-02-25, v:0.1.34) Dave Sullivan: Says successful print but nothing happens
When I click the test icon I get a pass. When I go to print to the ipp/cups I get a success but nothing happens on the printer side. Any ideas of what might be wrong?
- (2019-02-11, v:0.1.34) connecting to Lexmark printer
I purchased a Chromebook 15 and set it up. My Chromebook 11 had your program installed and it worked fine. Not sure why, the other set up was easy
- (2018-12-18, v:0.1.34) will not connect to printer
will not print from printer mine is canon TS3122 and I can't get it to connect to my chrome book which is a Samsung