Re: Specify printing job from Millennium client
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- Date: Fri, 7 May 2004 10:58:42 -0700 (PDT)
- From: Bob Rasmussen <ras@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Specify printing job from Millennium client
On Thu, 6 May 2004, Gong, Dao Rong wrote:
> We have several Canon ImageRunner 3320N network printers. With this type
> of printer, we can do things through the windows based printer setup
> program, such as specifying whether the printed copies should be double
> sided, or sending the printing job to the printer's store (a memory
> storage in the printer referred to as the "mail box"), so one can
> initiate the actual printing later from the printer.
> As the printing job in Millennium clients are sent directly through the
> Innovative server, our problem is that we don't seem to be able to take
> advantage of the printer setup program. We could send a printing job to
> the Canon printer but could not make the printing job from Millennium
> going to the "mail box". I am interested in knowing how other libraries
> deal with Millennium printing situation like this. Thanks!
When you use a printer that has a network connection, and print from
Millennium, there are two ways you would most likely be getting the data
from Mill. to the printer:
1) The printer is set up as a system-defined printer to Mill. Data flows
from your server over the network to the printer.
2) The print job is sent from your Mill. client to a printer that is
defined by Windows.
The method you are using determines your options. In 1), no Windows
printer driver is involved. Millennium knows nothing about controlling
this printer, at the server end, so it can't control duplexing or anything
In 2), however, you have more options. The Millennium client uses Java
printing to print to the Windows default printer. At the Control Panel
level, for that printer, you can set the printing properties or
preferences (your wording may vary) as you like. Changes made here should
affect the client's printing.
Here's an additional trick. Suppose you want to sometimes print duplex
(2-sided), and sometimes not, as an example. It is possible in Windows to
define two different printers, with different names, that in fact print to
the same printer, but have different settings. So you could define a
printer named "Canon 2-sided" and a printer named "Canon 1-sided". Again,
each printer setup directs output to the same printer. Now to change your
printing characteristics, just mark the appropriate one as your default
printer in Windows.
....Bob Rasmussen, President, Rasmussen Software, Inc.
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