Exclusive access of printer
Posted on 2004-10-04
At our buisness, we have a problem with our printer situation. Our marketing and tech department share the same printer (Tektronix Phaser 850 DP). The marketing department will use one type of media, very thick sheets of cardboard like paper, and the tech department will use normal paper. We have multiple trays to hold different types of paper on the printer, but only one tray is big enough to fit an entire ream of paper (which is totally required for our tech department), and also support the cardboard media that the marketing guys use. So we are both stuck using the same tray on the same printer. When a marketing person loads thick media into the printer, she or he must do an announcment to the whole company over the phones saying "Please do not print", then when shes done she will announce "You may now print". I need to figure out a way to automate this a little, and eliminate these annoying company wide announcements. My question is: is it possible to limit access to a printer temporarily to only one computer? I can't figure out how to do this...