[Michlib-l] Wireless Printer

Amber Clement - PIDL director at pidl.org
Tue Mar 22 14:18:47 EDT 2016


Pam,

 

Are you talking about a printer that can print wirelessly in the sense that
tablets and phones can print to it?  Or a printer that is wire-less?

 

I know Superiorland Library Cooperative utilizes Cybraryn which is great to
keep track of patrons prints, etc.  

 

Amber Clement, Director

Presque Isle District Library

181 East Erie Street

Rogers City, MI  49779

989-734-2477

 <http://www.pidl.org/> www.pidl.org

 

From: michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org [mailto:michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org] On
Behalf Of Eric Hayes
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:54 PM
To: 'Pam Withrow'; michlib-l at mcls.org
Subject: Re: [Michlib-l] Wireless Printer

 

Pamela,

 

The best way to share a printer (any printer) is with Google Cloud Print
<https://www.google.com/cloudprint/learn/> . Any other way would be a
nightmare as software drivers would need to be installed on each PC (or
mobile device) that wishes to print to it. Some wireless printers come with
the GCP feature built-in, but all printers can be used when you connect it
to a PC via USB and configure GCP using the PC. You can't limit usage too
much, so it may get abused. The only thing that you can limit is the amount
of printed pages per day per user. You can only accept payments for prints
the old fashioned way. with library staff. If the printer is at a public
desk (reference or checkout,) staff could collect payment when the patron
comes to pick up the prints.

 

There are some commercial (paid) solutions, but I'd test GCP in-house to see
if it works for you.

.         PrinterOn
<http://www.printeron.com/industries/education/higher-education.html> 

.         SAM Wireless Printing
<http://www.comprisetechnologies.com/?page_id=38> 

 

Eric Hayes

Network & Systems Administrator

Orion Township Public Library

orionlibrary.org <http://www.orionlibrary.org/> 

w. 248-287-8019

c. 248-885-2301

 

From: michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org [mailto:michlib-l-bounces at mcls.org] On
Behalf Of Pam Withrow
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2016 1:41 PM
To: michlib-l at mcls.org
Subject: [Michlib-l] Wireless Printer

 

Hello Everyone,

 

We are interested in purchasing a wireless printer for our patrons to use.
It needs to be reliable and easy to use.  Do you have any suggestions?

 

Thank you very much,

 

Pamela Withrow, Director

Forsyth Township Public Library

180 W. Flint St.

PO Box 1328

Gwinn, MI 49841

906-346-3433

 

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