Online Demo - Setup Printer on Print Release Station to Control Printing
Step 1. Download and extract the 30-day trial version of Print Control, then double click setup.exe to install Master Print Release Station.
Step 2. Click Start --> Settings --> Printers and Faxes (or Devices and Printers).
Step 3. Click "Add a printer" button to start the Add Printer Wizard, and then click Next.
Step 4. Click the "Local printer attached to this computer" option and then click Next.
Step 5. Select a port, for example Standard TCP/IP Port, Parallel / USB port or LPR Port and and follow the instructions on screen. If the port is not in the list, select "Create a new port" to add a new port.
Step 6. The printer icon will be added to your Printers and Faxes folder (or Devices and Printers folder). Right click the printer icon and click Sharing.
Step 7. Right click the printer icon and click Properties. Uncheck "Render print jobs on client computers" and select "Start printing after last page is spooled". Assign “CREATOR OWNER” only “Print” permission in the “Security” tab .
Step 8. Click Start -> All Programs -> Printer Usage -> Print Control 8.0 - Master to run Print Control for the first time. If Preferences window doesn't appear, click menu Print Jobs -> Preferences.
Step 9. Click Refresh List, select the printers you want to control in the list of "Available Shared Printers" and click Add to add it to the list of "Monitored Printers", click Save, and then click Exit.
9.1 Choose Start -> Printers and Faxes (or Devices and Printers).
9.2 Click "Add a printer" button to start the Add Printer Wizard, and then click Next.
9.3 Click the "A network printer" option and follow the instructions on screen.
9.4. The printer icon will be added to the Printers and Faxes folder (or Devices and Printers folder). The network printer name is like "Printer-Name on Print-Server-Name".
Step 11. Send a print job from a workstation. The print job is held in Print Control -> Waiting Jobs. You can click Print button to release it. There are different ways to release print jobs. Please see Scenarios for more details.
Note: If the Master – Slave infrastructure is used, the print job can be listed on both the Master Print Release Station and the Slave Print Release Station and staff can use either one to release the print jobs. Check Add a Slave Print Release Station.