Network Printer Software
Generally speaking, a network printer is a large laser printer equipped with a fast network connection. It is also equipped with more memory than a standard desk printer. A network printer is capable of spooling several documents at once and it is also capable of spooling large sized documents for mass printing. Another great thing about the network printer is that they are equipped with their own network printer software that helps the user to print documents that are either from the computer in the network or saved in the network printer’s memory.
- Easy set-up
- Cost effective
Compared to Windows networked printers, to set up network printer is easier. Though printers shared over the network are fairly easy to set up, as long as there is an existing network through the share printer wizard on the Windows OS. Despite this, there is a big drawback to shared printers on the computer. First, printers shared over the computer need a server, this means that there is one computer dedicated to the printer that needs to be turned on every time the printer is needed, second, printers shared over a network often experience problems when there are several documents in queue at one time. Network printer software also allows users to schedule prints through either the computer in the network or the printer software itself.
Another way to share printers is to hook up an external printer server to the printer; that way, the printer is not dependent on the computer that it is hooked up to. However, buying an external printer server on each printer in the home/office can become more expensive than buying a printer with a built-in network card. Large network printers are capable of queuing several documents in its memory from all the users within the network.
There are three ways with which printers can be shared over the network. Network printers are, by far, the most convenient of the three options. Network printers and the network printer software that comes along with them, make printing even large documents, convenient for any home/office. Technically, a network printer is more expensive than a conventional printer, however, if you are looking for a new printer, then the best option is to buy a network printer.
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