When you move your software applications to the cloud, or run them over a wide-area network with limited bandwidth, document printing slows down and security becomes a concern. CirrusPrint offers many features to solve these issues.
If you would like to know how CirrusPrint compares to other cloud print solutions, please read Cloud Print Comparisons in the documentation.
If you are currently using CirrusPrint 2.0, version 3.0 is a very strong successor. Written from the ground up to provide higher performance and reliability, it is available for Windows and Linux systems, including ARM-based Linux. For information about the new features, read about the differences in the version 3.0 documentation.
- Supports Windows and Linux environments
- High performance wide-area network printing
- Print to User technology, faster and more intuitive than email, desktop and mobile, using HTML5
- Email to Print technology, delivering emailed PDF files to your printers
- REST API for programmatic document delivery and print
- One to one, or one to many, document distribution features: one job can both print one place and store the document another
- Secure document transmission using SSL
- Stateless design, so document transmission can occur as remote sites are available
- Exact replication retains features such as duplex and tray control
- Server-centric configuration
CirrusPrint supports several methods for submitting print jobs and documents.
- Traditional network printing, using existing print drivers
- File drops into monitored directories
- Email, using private email accounts, either to a configured device or any device
- Web extension, supporting printing from a browser session to any output device
- REST and CLI APIs, for programmatic submission
CirrusPrint is not just for printing. It supports several types of output destinations.
- Print spoolers or direct network printing
- Files, using flexible name conventions
- Users running the browser client, so that desktop and mobile devices become virtual printers
- Command lines, so that you can perform custom processing at remote locations
CirrusPrint is configured and monitored using a web browser. Configuration steps include defining remote locations or users, and the devices on those systems, and then linking ports, paths, or email addresses to those devices.
Once configured, you can change your printers to print to CirrusPrint, or design tasks to place files in monitored paths or email to configured addresses, and you find that your printing and document transfers are fast, precise, and easily managed.
Extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of a web browser. SDSI's web extensions are supported in Chrome and Edge browsers. Use it to print a browser page to any configured CirrusPrint output device.
Once the extension is installed, you will see a small SDSI logo button next to the address bar. Click that button to access the extension overview and configuration, or use the browser’s Extensions tool.