Online Demo - Setup Printer for Pull Printing (Follow Me Printing, Print to a Different Printer)           

In this demo, we create three printers with same printer driver "Xerox Global Print Driver PS" on Print Release Station: "Source Printer", "Destination Printer A" and "Destination Printer B". Only "Source Printer" needs to be added to user's workstations. When users print to "Source Printer" from their workstations, the print jobs are held in Print Release Station. The users can then select "Destination Printer A" or "Destination Printer B" to release their print jobs on the Print Release Station.

Step 1. Download and extract the 30-day trial version of CZ Print Release Station, then double click setup.exe to install Primary Print Release Station.

On the computer (for example \\PRS) where Primary Print Release Station is installed:

Step 2. Click Start --> Settings --> Devices and Printers.

Step 3. Click "Add a printer" button to start the Add Printer Wizard, and then click Next.

Step 4. Click the "Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings" 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, then follow the on screen instructions.

Step 6. In "Devices and Printers", right click the printer icon and click Printer properties, share the printer and uncheck "Render print jobs on client computers". In "Security" tab, assign “CREATOR OWNER” only “Print” permission, click OK button.

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Step 7: Repeat step 3 to step 6 to add "Destination Printer A" and "Destination Printer B".

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Step 8: Right click the printer "Source Printer" and click "see what's printing", click menu Printer -> Pause Printing. Only the printer "Source Printer" needs to be paused.

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Step 9. Click Start -> All Programs -> CZ Solution -> CZ Print Release Station 8.0 - Primary to run CZ Print Release Station, add these three printers to the list of "Monitored Printers", click Save, and then click Exit.

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Step 10: In Preferences -> Print Jobs, check the option "Enable pull printing (follow me printing) to different printer".

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On each workstation:

Step 9. On each workstation that you want to control the print jobs, add only the shared printer e.g. \\PRS\Source Printer (\\PRS is the computer that has Primary Print Release Station installed):

9.1  Choose Start -> Devices and Printers. 

9.2  Click "Add a printer" button to start the Add Printer Wizard, and then click Next.

9.3  Click the "Select a shared printer by name" option and follow the instructions on screen.

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9.4. The printer icon will be added to the Devices and Printers.  The network printer name is "Printer-Name on Print-Release-Station-Name".

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Step 10. Print a document from a workstation. The print job is held in CZ Print Release Station -> Waiting Jobs. The user can select "Destination Printer A" or "Destination Printer B"  to release the print job. There are different ways to release print jobs, for example users must enter user id to show only their print jobs on the screen, then enter password to release the print jobs. Please see Scenarios for more details.

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Note: If the Primary – Replica infrastructure is used, the print job can be listed on both the Primary Print Release Station and the Replica Print Release Station and staff can use either one to release the print jobs.  In above example, only "Source Printer" needs to be added to the computer that has Replica Print Release Station installed. Check Add a Replica Print Release Station.