Set up Web Print: Default mode

Default mode involves running the Web PrintWeb Print enables printing from user-owned devices without the need to install printer drivers and manage server authentication. software on the same system as the PaperCut NG Application ServerAn Application Server is the primary server program responsible for providing the PaperCut user interface, storing data, and providing services to users. PaperCut uses the Application Server to manage user and account information, manage printers, calculate print costs, provide a web browser interface to administrators and end users, and much more.. It is the fastest and easiest way to get Web Print working. It is suitable for testing Web Print functionality or where only PDF support is required.

In Default mode, the Web Print software runs as a service (background process or daemon) that is responsible for watching a directory for documents submitted by users e.g. PDFs. When a new document is detected, the background process opens the document and prints it.

Set up Web Print Default mode: Windows servers (PDF and picture files Only)

This section describes how to configure Web Print on the same Windows system as the PaperCut Application Server. This is the fastest and easiest way to get Web Print up and running on a Windows system. Due to the inability of Microsoft Office or XPS Viewer applications to run as a system service, these file formats are available on Windows only when Web Print is configured in sandbox mode. See Sandbox mode setup for more information.

Web Print Default mode supports the printing of PDF documents and image files on Windows systems. No additional configuration is required.

Important:

In Windows Services, check that the Web Print service is configured to start automatically. If needed, start the service.

To confirm that everything is configured correctly:

  1. Select Options > Mobile & BYOD.

    The Mobile & BYOD page is displayed.

  2. In the Web Print area, check that the Status is OK.

  3. Click the Printers tab.

    The Printer List page is displayed.

  4. Select a printer.

    The Printer Details - Summary page is displayed.

  5. In the Advanced Configuration area, select the Enable Web Print (users may upload documents to print) check box.
  6. Repeat step 3-5 for all printers that will use Web Print.

If there are any status issues, or if basic Web Print testing produces some errors, consider these limitations/requirements:

Set up Web Print Default mode: Mac and Linux servers (PDF Only)

The Web Print Default mode supports PDF documents on Mac and Linux systems (running CUPSCommon User Printing System (CUPS) is a printing system for Unix operating systems that allows a computer to act as a print server. A computer running CUPS is a host that can accept print jobs from client computers, process them, and send them to the appropriate printer.). No additional configuration is required.

To confirm that everything is configured correctly:

  1. Select Options > Mobile & BYOD.

    The Mobile & BYOD page is displayed.

  2. In the Web Print area, check that the Status is OK.

  3. Click the Printers tab.

    The Printer List page is displayed.

  4. Select a printer.

    The Printer Details - Summary page is displayed.

  5. In the Advanced Configuration area, select the Enable Web Print (users may upload documents to print) check box.
  6. Repeat step 3-5 for all printers that will use Web Print.

If there are any status issues, or if basic Web Print testing produces some errors, consider these limitations/requirements:

  • The printers targeted for use via Web Print must be queues that are managed by the primary PaperCut Server. This includes print servers with the PaperCut secondary server installed.

  • The printers (as configured on the server) must have working compatible drivers.

  • Linux: The primary server must be running CUPS version 1.2 or higher.

  • The following log file might be useful in diagnosing issues: [app-path]/providers/web-print/[platform]/logs/web-print.log


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