Convenience, cost-efficiency and security don’t always arrive as a set. You might find an IT solution with two out of the three if you’re lucky. But scoring the hat trick is rare.
When it comes to your print environment, pull printing with PrinterLogic is a proven way to achieve all three.
Pull printing is an approach that splits printing into two steps. First, the user clicks “Print”—or taps it, in the case of mobile printing—just as they normally would. Second, the user issues a command to release their print job. Far from being an inconvenience, that second step is key to pull printing’s effectiveness.
You can also beef up the inherent security of pull printing by making authentication part of the second step. This is often called secure release printing. Before we talk about that, though, let’s see how pull printing alone can save time and money.
In many organizations, printing is fully automated. The user clicks “Print” and their job goes to whatever printer was selected at the time. Unfortunately, automation doesn’t always make things more convenient.
Users can easily access their waiting pull-print jobs through our Print Release App, the printer’s built-in control panel or even a mobile device in kiosk mode that’s associated with a specific printer.
PrinterLogic allows admins to enable any networked printer for pull printing. That means you can use it with your existing printer fleet. PrinterLogic also features a centralized admin console, which makes it easy for admins to roll out pull printing anywhere in the organizations.
As I mentioned earlier, pull printing that requires authentication to perform the release step is typically called secure release printing.
This clearly introduces an added layer of security. Print jobs can only be executed by the user who initiated them. PrinterLogic’s serverless printing infrastructure adds even more security because waiting print jobs are held on the original workstation and not in a shared job queue.
PrinterLogic also brings flexibility to secure printing. Along with our Print Release App, organizations can choose from several other fully supported authentication schemes.
Whether you choose to implement pull printing or take it one step further with secure printing, the benefits are largely the same.
EPIC Management, L.P. saw these multiple benefits from a single solution. This California-based company used PrinterLogic to provide secure printing capabilities to medical staff who needed to comply with protected healthcare information (PHI) regulations. In a complex Citrix virtual environment, no less. (Read the case study here.)
Georgia’s Fulton County School System did the same thing in a completely different industry and use case. Their IT department put PrinterLogic’s seamless pull printing into the hands of their administrative staff as a way to add flexibility, security and control. (Read that case study here.)
PrinterLogic can do the same for your organization too. We offer a no-cost, 30-day demo so you can see how our next-gen solution can not only provide you with pull or secure printing but eliminate print servers completely. Simply sign up for your free PrinterLogic trial today.
We deliver a highly available Serverless Printing Infrastructure using a centrally managed Direct IP printing platform. If you want to empower end users with mobile printing, secure release printing, and many advanced features, we’d love to show you how.
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