- For Windows computers: The Personal Printer shared on the Personal Printing server has been connected to the session (Adding Personal Printers).
- For Mac and Linux computers: One or more Personal Printers with native drivers have been connected to the session (Setting up Personal Printers for Mac and Linux machines).
How printing works
- If users are printing from an application, they select the respective Personal Printer.
- Users working on Windows workstations are presented with the ThinPrint Output Gateway printer driver interface, even when they are printing with the original driver. The printer settings (duplex/simplex, color/grayscale, print resolution, paper size, source, etc.) can be selected in the ThinPrint Output Gateway interface. If the print settings are not supported by the target printer, the print job will be sent nonetheless (in the form most compatible with the hardware).
ThinPrint Output Gateway can be displayed in 16 languages and is automatically matched to the display language of the workstation.
- Then the Windows users go to any printer set up for Personal Printing and authenticate themselves there with their NFC card or their NFC token.
Mac and Linux users go to the printer that they have selected previously.
Then, depending on the Release Station settings one or all print jobs so far sent to Personal Printer (and saved on the Personal Printing server) will be printed on this printer, or will be printer for as long as the NFC card or the NFC token is present at the card reader. The user can get an overview of the saved jobs with the JobViewer.