Posted by Jordan Pusey
Secure document printing is much like the day I decided to replace my car stereo. After following the instructions, I found that modifying the dashboard with a radio not intended to fit in the space left an ugly gap. I was also disappointed in the functionality of the radio, which confused most users and strayed from the typical usability of a car stereo. There are instances when the valet thought he was turning off the radio, but simply managed to put the sound into the upper left speaker full blast and turned down the bass.
This experience made me vow never to stray from the factory installed options on a car. They function great and they are designed to seamlessly integrate into dashboard giving the car the best functionality and look.
Secure document printing as a point solution feels like that aftermarket radio, an afterthought that has limited functionality and leaves an ugly scar in the dashboard. Secure printing is part of the Pull Printing component from PrinterLogic and is far from the typical security add-on. It’s more like a factory upgrade, integrated and beautifully crafted to fit the needs of IT. Printer Logic provides secure printing with three flexible methods to lock down your physical documents to ensure that only authorized users are able to release print jobs, and even then only when they’re ready. This keeps confidential and sensitive material away from prying eyes and out of the hands of competitors, guests or non-sanctioned employees.
Secure document printing in PrinterLogic is currently available in all PC/Mac environments and takes the form of “pull” or “release” printing. This means that a user can initiate a job, but the print job is not executed until that user is prepared to collect it and issues the release command. PrinterLogic’s Secure Printing solution gives your users three different kinds of release to suit different authorization mechanisms in different print environments:
By using PrinterLogic for secure printing, users are able to initiate the print job from any workstation via a specific driver and then complete the print job at a specific printer entirely at their own discretion. A huge advantage to PrinterLogic’s Secure Printing solution is that it doesn’t rely on hacks or workarounds that bypass the printer’s actual driver. Because of this, there is no compromise in functionality; all original printer functions are maintained.
Even better, Secure Printing in PrinterLogic is independent of any device manufacturer. That gives you the freedom to work with your existing devices or migrate to any manufacturer you choose in the future while still enjoying the benefits of our secure print solution.
For more information on secure printing with PrinterLogic, have a look at this page.