Was just wondering what (if any) the advantage of a direct network connection print server is to a Dedicated PC print server? I know it's not going to make it print any faster but I was wondering if a direct connect server would free up the client pc faster?
For instance, the place I work has an HP DesignJet currently hooked up to a PC, also hooked up to this PC is a HP 1100 Laserjet. (Both Parallel) When the user is ready to plot a Cad design (Averaging 1 - 2 Mb in size) his PC is basically locked for several minutes, it almost seems useless to even have the PC Print Server there. Is their a way to speed up the release of his PC? Would a Direct connection accomplish this?