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User-Controlled Network Printing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016683D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jul-09
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Have you ever sent a document to a network printer, only to discover afterwards that the printer is offline, or has run out of toner or paper, or has a paper jam? And, of course, this invariably happens at the exact moment you need the printout for an important meeting. So what do you do? -- you submit the job to another printer (first having run down the hall to make sure that the newly selected printer is active before submitting the job).