With this utility, you can both view and manage remotely all the jobs to be printed on any of the printers controlled by Print Server and in a very similar way to how it is done through the interface of the latter. To do this, it is necessary to provide the remote control machine with access to the same network locations from which all the images to print are loaded on Print Server workstations.
Connection for Print Server
Both the remote control machine and all the print queues must belong to the same local network unless the IP and port are accessible. Each queue will correspond to a Print Server process configured with a single printer driver. Each one will be assigned the machine IP address followed by the port number of the driver on the Print Server.
To proceed, install neoStampa on both the printing machine and the remote control. Next, configure the printer drivers on all neoStampa installations on the printing machines. Check the box to print via PrintServer and start this application.
Connect with Printing Queues
In the upper right part of the Control Center application window is the "+" button to add Print Server queue to add queues manually, if necessary, by entering the IP address and the port number of the queue you want to add. If that were the case, Print Server TCP port can be found in the Configuration→Log dialogue on the application.
All the printing queues loaded on Control Center are shown as buttons below the title top bar so that when you click on each of them they are selected and displayed on the screen if they are out of the field of vision. These buttons show printer names, workstations, and statuses.
Shown at the top of each queue are the name of the queue, the name of the computer where it is located, the operating status, and the general functions, namely:
- Run/Pause: Enables or disables printing of active jobs. In "Run" mode these are printed continuously. The “Pause” mode pauses the current job and stops the queue. Clicking again resumes the job.
- Refresh status: Updates the working status of the queue at that moment.
- Print Server queue settings: Allows you to modify the name of the queue shown in the title, enter the security token configured in Print Server (optional) and remove the queue from the Control Center view. It also displays other configuration details provided by Print Server that cannot be edited in Control Center.
Print queue management
Immediately below the main buttons is the print queue itself, which is managed in the same way as in Print Server and is divided into three categories, depending on the status of each job, whether it is printing, queued (enabled), or archived (disabled).
Jobs are added to the print queue using the "Add Job" button located in the title bar of the "Print Queue" and "Archived Jobs" categories, which correspond to the enabled and disabled job lists in Print Server respectively.
The "Add job" button opens a dialogue box with the following editable fields:
- Job file: The location of the image file.
- Printer scheme: The color settings are calibrated on neoStampa for the printing conditions.
- Layout: “Color printing” and “Rapport printing” are the default layouts. Check with Inedit Software about the possibility of incorporating a custom layout with a logo, color tablets, text on the edges, or other items that you want to print together with the image.
- Size: "Image" corresponds to the size of the image. "Layout" and "Custom" are linked to the type of layout used. The size is automatically converted when switching units.
- Copies: The number of copies to be printed lengthwise, editable for "Image" and "Layout" sizes. The "Custom" size allows you to configure both the width and the length of the job if the layout used is rapport.
- Comments: To add custom text to the job that can be printed depending on the layout used.
Once the job has been added, several actions can be applied to it through the job drop-down menu:
Print Server Configurations and Settings