Find Me Printing

Find Me printing solves the problem of finding the closest printer from a long list of available printers. It is a roaming print service that allows print jobs to find users based on their physical location. It is sometimes referred to as "Pull Printing", "Push Printing" or "Follow Me" printing. It is a great solution for large sites operating a common printer fleet.


Location Aware

Users simply print to a single global virtual queue, then go to a print release station and release their print job(s). PaperCut knows which printers are nearby and picks the best one without bothering the user with the details.

A typical find me printing implementation (architecture diagram)
A typical find me printing implementation

Load Balanced

Where multiple local printers are available intelligent load balancing algorithms are used to determine the best candidate based on factors such as printer load and error conditions.