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Shared Printer Issues

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We have mixed domain and workgroup environment where printers are connected to local computers and then shared to others its normally observed shared printers show offline very frequently  or they don't connect at all.
We have different versions Windows OS from Windows 8 to Windows XP Pro.

So my question is what best and full proof way to create shared printer so that doesn't go offline for other users.
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Is it because the local computers are sleeping or hibernating?
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No they are awake still
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No clients do not disconnect and rejoin network.

Is there any standard way to share a local printers on network.
Like how its shared name should be, its drivers etc etc
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Correct printers are locally connected to PC via usb.
I know jet card would be better, But i cant change setup i have to deal in same situation.

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Check the settings on the NIC.  I have found that some are set to conserve power.  If this happens it would affect the printer connection and availability.
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Unfortunately its not the case.
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Its also photo copy machine so no chance going into sleep since regularly photo copies being taken.
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