Find-Me-Printing

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Find-Me printing solves the problem of finding the closest printer from a long list of available printers. It’s a roaming print service that allows print jobs to find users based on their physical location. You may have heard it referred to as "Pull Printing" or "Push Printing". It’s 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 the most convenient multifunction device with secure print station or print release station and release their print job(s). PaperCut knows which printers are nearby and picks the best one, without boring 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.