Printer Pooling Tutorial
Is printing critical to the day-to-day operations of your business?
We often get calls from people who depend on their printers more than they realize, so when a printer goes down they need it fixed fast! Wouldn’t it be nice to have a redundant backup printer already in place?
You might need a printer pool. A printer pool is simply a group of 2 or more printers that function as a "team". They share the same logical printer on your computer, so you don't have to worry about which printer is up and running -- the computer checks to see which printer is available and forwards the document to that printer. When the first printer in a printer pool runs out of paper, jams up or freezes, or gets delayed in processing a large job, the next incoming print job is simply transferred to the next available printer in the pool.
A printer pool is good insurance that there will always be a printer available. You can avoid panic and never shell out money for expensive over-night shipping of printer parts, the high cost of on-site service, or unproductive down-time.
Read our tutorial about setting up a Printer Pool: