Follow-You Printing extends the basic functionality of secure printing by allowing a user to release a print job to other compatible devices in the organization. Even if you deployed multiple DRE print servers, each of which manages a separate set of devices, you can configure Xerox Secure Access to allow printing across print servers.
For example, a user who works in two different buildings can submit their print job from their computer in Building A, and while enroute to a meeting in Building B, the user can walk up to an embedded device and pull the job to a compatible printer nearest them.
When a user submits a print request, they select a destination printer, but the job is actually held in DREs secure print queue. The user can walk up to an embedded device, and release the job to any compatible printer in the Pull group. Users may also retrieve Follow-You Printing jobs on a device connected to a different CAS and DCE/DRE server. For more information, see the Related Content for additional information on How To Configure Multi-Server Follow-You Printing.
Pull groups are simply groups of compatible printers, manually grouped by the Administrator. Devices assigned to a Pull group can be managed by any DRE print server, allowing the user to print across Print Servers and "pull" their print job where it is needed. For full details on Pull groups, see the Related Content for additional information on How To Create a Pull Group Workflow.
Follow-You Printing Configuration Workflow
To set up Follow-You Printing, complete the following workflow.
- Enable secure printing on each device. Configure the devices to use secure printing.See Enabling Secure Printing. See the Related Content for additional information.
- Create Pull groups, and add physical devices to each Pull group.