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I need to print a high volume of copies (High Quality graphics brochure). The single printing job with multiple copies takes a long time. I am thinking of spreading the same print task to 3 or more printers to cut down the time. I do not want to send the print job to each of the 3 printer one at a time.

How can set up these 3 printers to receive a print job (High Quality graphics brochure) all at the same time. I may need to set up many more printer of the same brand and same model.

I am open to all possible suggestions,

I have a network enviroment as well running XP
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Go to your printer properties, select the port tab,  and enable printer pooling.. that is the closest thing to get to the point..

works on 2000 too..

http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prdl_pif_ifxf.asp

It will not automaticly print to 3 printers, but if you send 3 jobs quickly, it will print all 3 on the 3 printers because each time, the other ones will be buzy..

Printing to 3 printers at the same time is not possible.


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by:infotrader
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You can setup Printer Pooling to distribute a print que to different printers:

http://windows.about.com/library/tips/bltip395.htm

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by:infotrader
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DAMN!!!  Beaten again!!  LOL

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by:crissand
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There is a known software for broadcast printing, see here:

http://www.intelliscribe.net/

and here is a description of the feature:

http://www.intelliscribe.net/lprspooler-ipprintingfeatures.html#broadcast
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by:adamdrayer
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print pooling requires that all printers use the same driver.  This usually requires them to be the same exaclt model.  Or at least extremely close
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by:adamdrayer
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oops, he said they were the same model..  sorry guys
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by:crissand
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Print pooling means use one of the pooled printer for the job, the one that is free. The user want broadcast printing (the same job to multiple printers).
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by:crissand
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I was in hospital for some surgery, but the selected answer doesn't solve the problem as I stated in my second comment.
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