Posted by Jordan Pusey
Even the most hardcore proponents of Citrix environments will admit that Citrix printing leaves a lot to be desired. Part of this is because enterprise printing is already so fraught with complexity. Different operating systems running different versions of drivers for different printers produced by different manufacturers—the permutations of all the things that can go wrong are almost infinite, especially in large and distributed organizations. And printing through Citrix introduces a whole new set of possible variables that can result in all kinds of errors.
As this headache is pretty widespread, a list of best practices has sprung up around Citrix printing and how to maintain Citrix print drivers in order to smooth some of the turbulence when printing in your virtual environment. These include:
That’s not a bad list as these things go, but it’s still far from ideal. Avoiding third-party drivers? Limiting the driver pool at the expense of printer functionality? Installing print servers at every location? Those sound more like restrictions and unnecessary impositions than best practices.
When it comes to Citrix printing, PrinterLogic is the best practice you can have. Our enterprise print management solution integrates seamlessly with Citrix while leveraging its strengths and compensating for its shortcomings. That means everyone in your organization can print reliably and consistently without having to worry about conflicts between Citrix print drivers, loss of functionality, stuck jobs, heavy WAN load, additional hardware, and other Citrix printing issues.
By using PrinterLogic in conjunction with Citrix, you’re able to choose between three printing methods:
Whichever of those Citrix printing methods you choose, it brings all the benefits—and more—intended by the best practices above, yet it shrinks the list to one quick, simple and cost-effective step: Implementing PrinterLogic.
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