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By NextGen ·
I'm just trying to find some information on IP Printing. My boss is thinking about going to IP Printing to save time, money and to make it easier on our traveling sales staff. I was also wondering if your group did any studies on the feasability of using IP Printing. Any info on this subject will be greatly appreciated.
Lee

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by stephen In reply to IP Printing

I don't know what exactly IP Printing is, but I will guess it means the printer has an IP address just like a workstation. If this is true then by all means use IP Printing.

HP JetDirect cards and JetAdmin is a savior of a product. You plug them in and they work, you set the IP address from the JetAdmin software (peer-to-peer) or NT server or what ever.
Also you could use an external print server. They are about $125.00 for a 2 port server. They have a LAN NIC inside and 2 parallel ports for attaching the printers. Also very easy to install. HP makes some, NetGear and Linksys also make good ones.
I hope this is what is meant by IP Printing otherwise I hope I didn't waste your time.
Stephen

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by NextGen In reply to IP Printing

I actually meant setting up the TCP/IP Printing through the windows operating system. I know windows 95/98/NT/2000 allow Internet printing but TCP/IP prnting, according to my understanding is different. Thanks again Stephen and no you didn't waste my time. For older printers I would have to use the HP or Netgear print servers.
Lee

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by jkeltg1 In reply to IP Printing

We have many IP based printers in our organization (about 40 to be exact). Many are made by GCC, and like you said they all have an IP address, just like a workstation.

It really works very well for our scenario (large school district with 20 sites). Anyone can print from anywhere within the intranet.

A couple of problems exist with our printers that, although I'm not positive, may affect all IP printing. In Windows 95/98 the Postscript HAS TO BE BINARY, rather than traditional Postscript. This causes many problems with font substitutions and miscellaneous alignment issues.

All in all, the IP printing works great. If you simply plan to do "common" printing tasks (i.e. plain memos, basic documents, etc...), then IP printing isreally a good alternative to designating print queues and print spoolers.

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