Why do I need a print server?

mynameisboringmynameisboring Member Posts: 75 ■■□□□□□□□□
I have 7 printers in the office with 120 clients. Some printers have 4MB ram other have 160MB(photocopier/printer). Anyways, straight to the point here!

Why do I need a print server if all the printers have an IP that clients can print to?


  • WebmasterWebmaster Admin Posts: 10,292 Admin
    1. Print jobs are spooled at the print server, preventing the printer from overloading. Not likely with a printer with 160 MB, although there's still a chance this may occur.
    2. To be able to configure permissions, priorities and/or printer pools.
    3. Centralized administration.
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