News Release

PrinterLogic Introduces HP ThinPro Support to Eliminate Print Servers in Thin Client Environments

PrinterLogic Eliminates the Need for Costly Printer Mapping and Print Job Compression Tools

St. George, UTAH—June 29, 2015—PrinterLogic, the leading Enterprise Printer Management solution, today announced the availability of its software for HP ThinPro environments, bringing simplified printer management, migration, and deployment of printers to all organizations using HP’s ThinPro thin client. PrinterLogic’s platform enables seamless printing for thin client end-point devices while eliminating the need for costly printer mapping and print job compression tools.

“HP ThinPro has many benefits for the enterprise, but it has traditionally required the use of a print server and complicated printer mapping that wreaks havoc on IT organizations,” said Jarrett Taylor, Founder and CTO of PrinterLogic. “Today, PrinterLogic is providing the first printer management solution for HP ThinPro environments that enables the elimination of print servers altogether, reducing cost and headaches.”

With the introduction of PrinterLogic’s software for HP ThinPro, enterprises now have a single integrated printer management platform delivered as an easy-to-use, on-premise web application. PrinterLogic automates the complex printer mapping and print job compression required in these environments, while dramatically reducing costs.

Printer Mapping
When setting up printing for Citrix & VMware sessions with HP ThinPro thin client end-point devices, both Citrix & VMware suggest using a print server and creating session printers in the session. However, Group Policy Objects (GPOs) and scripts are difficult to use in these environments because the GPOs and scripts are not aware of the remote end-points connecting to the session making it difficult to deploy printers in the session that are in proximity to the end-point device that is connecting to the session.

As a result, most HP ThinPro-based organizations end up using costly printer mapping tools. PrinterLogic eliminates the need for—and the high cost of—these tools. PrinterLogic replaces all the functionality provided by print servers and third party printer mapping tools while adding many new features that enable enterprise IT staff to simplify printer management and provisioning.


  • Thin Clients? No Problem—PrinterLogic enables IT staff to treat Linux thin client devices like any other Windows workstation and provides complete printer management.
  • Automated Printer Mapping—PrinterLogic automates the ability to deploy printers to thin client devices. When a HP ThinPro user connects to a remote session, the printers on that device will automatically be created in that session, no printer mapping tools required.
  • Just Hit Print—With PrinterLogic’s platform, when users print they see the same printers that are installed locally on the HP ThinPro device. Then, they simply print to the desired nearby printer.

Print Job Compression
In HP ThinPro environments that require print servers, once printers are created in a session, the print job still needs to be sent to the print server before being sent to the physical printer. But in most of these environments, the users that are printing are remote—which means that the print job is crossing the WAN. This can cause significant WAN performance issues which causes problems with bandwidth-sensitive applications like Citrix and VMware sessions.

Previously, available solutions required either having a print server at each remote site, or the use of costly compression clients on each machine in the enterprise. Because PrinterLogic’s software for HP ThinPro environments provides the full capabilities of PrinterLogic’s printer management platform, HP ThinPro-based enterprises can now eliminate print servers and solve for print job compression, eliminating the cost of physical print servers and expensive software licenses for each device.


  • Centrally-Managed Direct IP Printing—PrinterLogic eliminates print servers, enabling IT to centrally manage all printers from a single, web-based platform.
  • Free Print Job Compression—With PrinterLogic, once you’ve installed direct IP printers on an HP ThinPro device, the print job goes through the ICA channel for Citrix or the VMA channel for VMware, giving you free compression via your existing Citrix or VMware software.

Organizations interested in a demo of PrinterLogic’s software for HP ThinPro environments, or a free trial of PrinterLogic’s complete platform, can contact PrinterLogic here.

About PrinterLogic
Thousands of enterprises use PrinterLogic's patent-pending printer and driver management platform to deliver Mobile, Pull and Virtual printing, while eliminating print servers and providing a self-service portal that empowers end users to install their own printers. PrinterLogic recently won the 2017 Buyers Laboratory prestigious Pick award as Outstanding Enterprise Print Environment Platform. In addition, the company has been recognized twice as one of the fastest growing companies in North America – being ranked number 141 overall (and 8th amongst software vendors) on the Inc. 5000 and number 107 on the Deloitte Fast 500. For more information, or for a free trial, please visit Questions? Watch our video or connect with us on Twitter at @PrinterLogic or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram and Google+.

Your browser is not supported.

This website will not run properly on this browser. To use the site, update to one of these modern browsers:

Continue to site