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CUPS Cloud Print is unsupported and has been for some time. Google Cloud Print itself will also be deprecated in December 2020 and you should migrate to an alternative. See Google for more information.

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Google Cloud Print driver for CUPS, allows printing to printers hosted on Google Cloud Print ( see for more information ).


PACKAGE INSTALL ( Recommended )

The recommended way to install CUPS Cloud Print is using your package manager, please see for installation instructions.


Clone the git repo:

git clone git://

cd CUPS-Cloud-Print/


make install

Follow configuration below.


Run /usr/share/cloudprint-cups/ ( or /usr/local/share/cloudprint-cups/ ) and either allow it to add all Cloud Print printers at once, or say 'N', and add manually:

Add a new printer ( via or usual interface ) as a 'Google Cloud Print' network printer. Select the 'Make' as Google, and 'Model' as Cloud Print. Supply the connection name as a simple URI pointing to the printer you want to setup, you can obtain a list of URIs from /usr/share/cloudprint-cups/ ( or /usr/local/share/cloudprint-cups/ ) :

Print a test page, to confirm it is working.

Assuming the test page prints correctly, installation is complete.


Before commiting to the git repository you should set up the pre-commit hook, this ensures the version numbers in the scripts are updated:

ln -s ../../ .git/hooks/pre-commit

To run unit tests with a coverage report ( output into the htmlcov dir ) run this from within the CUPS Cloud Print directory:

py.test -rfEsxw --cov . --cov-report html --ignore=oauth2client

Copyright and Trademark Information

Icon is licensed as Creative Commons - Attribution (CC BY 3.0) -, as are all original parts of the icon, which are combined to create the CUPS Cloud Print icon:

- Cup icon ( ) created by Monika Ciapala ( , )

- Cloud icon ( ) created by P.J. Onori ( , )

- Printer icon ( ) created by Dmitry Baranovskiy ( , )

- Printer icon ( ) created by Dmitry Baranovskiy ( , )

- Arrow icon ( ) created by Jamison Wieser ( , )

Software copyright Simon Cadman and licenced under GNU GPL v3 ( ).

Google is a trademark of Google Inc, and the software is unaffiliated with Google in any way.

CUPS and the CUPS logo are trademarks of Apple Inc. CUPS is copyright Apple Inc.


Google Cloud Print driver for CUPS, allows printing to printers hosted on Google Cloud Print




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