Should an Adobe Print job be spooled?

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Should an Adobe print job be spooled, or is it better to print directly to the printer?  If it does not matter, what are the tradeoffs?
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I can not see any huge difference between the two. If the printer is busy, why not spool the job? However, if It's a shared printer, there could be chances that the printout get messed up by some careless persons.
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Adobe installs as RAW in Vista, and spooled in XP.  I can find no reason for the difference, and don't know if it an install error, or Adobe 8 is picking up settings from Adobe 6 on the XP machines, or has something do do with my domain, or my domain policy settings, or what.  My company creates a lot of pdf documents, and optimal pdf settings are a plus.
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If your printer has adequate memory, print directly which will relieve the overhead on your workstation.  Ultimately, "as long as it works'...really doesn't matter if you spool or print directly.

If you are concerned with performance, then load up the memory on the printer.  Some of the newer multifunction copier/printer/scanners now have built-in hardrives, thus you would option to print direct.

Should you find that you are waiting for print jobs to finish, then invest in a secondary printer to alleviate the workload.  By doing so, you also have a backup should any of the printers fail.
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Harold KrongelbPresident/Engineering Supervisor

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Nobody really answered the question.  Delete it.
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Huh??

"Should an Adobe print job be spooled, or is it better to print directly to the printer?  If it does not matter, what are the tradeoffs?"

I believe I answered your questions.

As the author, you have to return to the question and provide a response so we can better understand what you're trying to get at.  What did I NOT answer or what are you trying to get at?
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