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Redirect print jobs

Is there any way to actually redirect jobs to a different printer, rather than just have the other printer installed? We have a printer (call it Printer1) down for a few days, so we aren't removing it. What happens with the current redirection setup is -
- user tries to print to Printer1
- walks to printer1, sees a sign that it's out of order
- walks back to office, prints to Printer2
- walks to Printer2 to get job

If we could actually redirect, we could have a sign on printer1 that says to look on printer2 for their job, so they could eliminate an extra trip back to the desk, having to unlock their workstation an extra time, etc.

Maybe the same thing could be accomplished through printer pooling, but that doesn't seem exactly right, either.
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Re: Redirect print jobs

zenking;2047622 wrote:
Is there any way to actually redirect jobs to a different printer, rather than just have the other printer installed? We have a printer (call it Printer1) down for a few days, so we aren't removing it. What happens with the current redirection setup is -
- user tries to print to Printer1
- walks to printer1, sees a sign that it's out of order
- walks back to office, prints to Printer2
- walks to Printer2 to get job

If we could actually redirect, we could have a sign on printer1 that says to look on printer2 for their job, so they could eliminate an extra trip back to the desk, having to unlock their workstation an extra time, etc.

Maybe the same thing could be accomplished through printer pooling, but that doesn't seem exactly right, either.


What kind of printers, simple or advanced 🙂 ?

Strangely the following have worked quite nice for us with some HP and Toshiba printers we tried:

Log into iManager, edit the IP of Printer1 and set it's IP to the same as Printer2 has.
Put a sign physically on Printer1 telling the user to look for their print jobs in Printer2.

Worth a try 🙂

Thomas
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tpr520 Absent Member.
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Re: Redirect print jobs

Thanks, Thomas, sounds great.
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