What is a Print server?
A printer server is a device used to connect printers to a pc/laptop usually situated over a network.
How do they work?
They work by accepting printing jobs from the handle (PC/Laptop) and sending the job to the specific printer you want. It can queue jobs for you, re-order and re-prioritise and even delete jobs depending on your requirements.
Features and benefits:
Ideal for sharing printers to other users on your network (cost efficiency)
Remote locating your printer (doesn't need to necessarily need to be near your PC)
Easy to install (plug and play) and maintain
Compact and very light-weight
Reliable Ethernet connection
Wireless functionalities available in some models
Where might I use one?
Home / Office
Educational (schools, colleges or universities)
Any environment where shared printing may be required