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Usually the reason for re-directing a job to another printer is that the job is better suited for a different "type" of printer.  e.g. It's a larger job and should hence be printed on a high volume laser printer rather than the `InkJet.  PaperCut supports "redirection via notification".  You can set up filters that allow you to place limits or restrictions on jobs on a per-printer basis.  Users are then sent a customizable message why their job has been denied and this may include a suggestion to use an alternate printer.  Automatic redirection (or rollover) in this case is not really possible as the job needs to be re-rendered for the new printer type and in many cases the user may need to select new options (e.g. the new printer may have duplex option and this should be selected).  Redirection via notification also helps educate the user as to why their job should be printed elsewhere.
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Usually the reason for re-directing a job to another printer is that the job is better suited for a different "type" of printer.  E.g. it's a larger job and should hence be printed on a high volume laser printer rather than the `InkJet.  PaperCut supports "redirection via notification".  You can set up filters that allow you to place limits or restrictions on jobs on a per-printer basis.  Users are then sent a customizable message why their job has been denied and this may include a suggestion to use an alternate printer.  Automatic redirection (or rollover) in this case is not really possible as the job needs to be re-rendered for the new printer type and in many cases the user may need to select new options (e.g. the new printer may have duplex option and this should be selected).  Redirection via notification also helps educate the user as to why their job should be printed elsewhere.
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This topic is closely related to [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/find-me-printing/|find me printing]] - a standard feature in PaperCut that you can read about [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/find-me-printing/|here]].
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This topic is closely related to [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/find-me-printing/|find me printing]] - a standard feature in PaperCut that you can read about [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/find-me-printing/|here]].
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Yes.  This is supported via ''Advanced Scripting'' in version 10.1+.  Check out some of the best-bractices recipies for different types of redirection stratagies such as:
* Directing large jobs through to high-volumen printers
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Yes, this is supported via ''Advanced Scripting'' in version 10.1+.  Check out some of the best practice recipes for different types of redirection strategies such as:
* Directing large jobs through to high-volume printers
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There are however some cavets when directing from one devices "type" to another.
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There are however some caveats when directing from one devices "type" to another.
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This topic is closely related to [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/find-me-printing/|Find-Me printing]] - a standard feature in PaperCut that you can read about [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/find-me-printing/|here]].

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This topic is closely related to [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/find-me-printing/|find me printing]] - a standard feature in PaperCut that you can read about [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/find-me-printing/|here]].

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Yes.  This is supported via ''Advanced Scripting'' in version 10.1+.  Check out some of the best-bractices recipies for different types of redirection stratagies such as:
* Directing large jobs through to high-volumen printers
* Least cost routing
There are however some cavets when directing from one devices "type" to another.

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We are considering adding "redirection via request" in a future release.  This will allow administrators to set rules and suggested target printers when those conditions are met.  If those printers are "compatible" and re-rendering is not required, the user will be asked if they what it to automatically redirect.
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Usually the reason for re-directing a job to another printer is that the job is better suited for a different "type" of printer.  e.g. It's a larger job and should hence be printed on a high volume laser printer rather than the InkJet.  PaperCut supports "redirection via notification".  You can set up filters that allow you to place limits or restrictions on jobs on a per-printer basis.  Users are then sent a customizable message why their job has been denied and this may include a suggestion to use an alternate printer.  Automatic redirection (or rollover) in this case is not really possible as the job needs to be re-rendered for the new printer type and in many cases the user may need to select new options (e.g. the new printer may have duplex option and this should be selected).  Redirection via notification also helps educate the user as to why their job should be printed elsewhere.
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Usually the reason for re-directing a job to another printer is that the job is better suited for a different "type" of printer.  e.g. It's a larger job and should hence be printed on a high volume laser printer rather than the `InkJet.  PaperCut supports "redirection via notification".  You can set up filters that allow you to place limits or restrictions on jobs on a per-printer basis.  Users are then sent a customizable message why their job has been denied and this may include a suggestion to use an alternate printer.  Automatic redirection (or rollover) in this case is not really possible as the job needs to be re-rendered for the new printer type and in many cases the user may need to select new options (e.g. the new printer may have duplex option and this should be selected).  Redirection via notification also helps educate the user as to why their job should be printed elsewhere.
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Usually the reason for re-directing a job to another printer is that the job is better suited for a different "type" of printer.  e.g. It's a larger job and should hence be printed on a high volume printer rather than the inkjet.  PaperCut supports "redirection via notification".  You can set up filters that allow you to place limits or restrictions on jobs on a per-printer basis.  Users are then sent a customizable message why their job has been denied and this may include a suggestion to use an alternate printer.  Automatic redirection (or rollover) in this case is not really possible as the job needs to be re-rendered for the new printer type and in many cases the user may need to select new options (e.g. the new printer may have duplex option and this should be selected).  Redirection via notification also helps educate the user as to why their job should be printed elsewhere.
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Usually the reason for re-directing a job to another printer is that the job is better suited for a different "type" of printer.  e.g. It's a larger job and should hence be printed on a high volume laser printer rather than the InkJet.  PaperCut supports "redirection via notification".  You can set up filters that allow you to place limits or restrictions on jobs on a per-printer basis.  Users are then sent a customizable message why their job has been denied and this may include a suggestion to use an alternate printer.  Automatic redirection (or rollover) in this case is not really possible as the job needs to be re-rendered for the new printer type and in many cases the user may need to select new options (e.g. the new printer may have duplex option and this should be selected).  Redirection via notification also helps educate the user as to why their job should be printed elsewhere.
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This topic is closely related to [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/find-me-printing/|Find-Me printing]].  A standard feature in PaperCut that you can read about [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/find-me-printing/|here]].
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This topic is closely related to [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/find-me-printing/|Find-Me printing]] - a standard feature in PaperCut that you can read about [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/find-me-printing/|here]].
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(:title Does PaperCut support printer redirection based on rules? :)

Usually the reason for re-directing a job to another printer is that the job is better suited for a different "type" of printer.  e.g. It's a larger job and should hence be printed on a high volume printer rather than the inkjet.  PaperCut supports "redirection via notification".  You can set up filters that allow you to place limits or restrictions on jobs on a per-printer basis.  Users are then sent a customizable message why their job has been denied and this may include a suggestion to use an alternate printer.  Automatic redirection (or rollover) in this case is not really possible as the job needs to be re-rendered for the new printer type and in many cases the user may need to select new options (e.g. the new printer may have duplex option and this should be selected).  Redirection via notification also helps educate the user as to why their job should be printed elsewhere.

We are considering adding "redirection via request" in a future release.  This will allow administrators to set rules and suggested target printers when those conditions are met.  If those printers are "compatible" and re-rendering is not required, the user will be asked if they what it to automatically redirect.

This topic is closely related to [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/find-me-printing/|Find-Me printing]].  A standard feature in PaperCut that you can read about [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/find-me-printing/|here]].

[-keywords: print redirection, re-print, rollover, direct-]

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