Print Solution Roundup: What is Follow-Me Printing?


When it comes to print solutions, you don't want to jump in without looking. You need to know exactly what you're getting into--how this solution works, what it does, and how it fits your existing print environment. We're taking a closer look at one of the most popular print solutions for efficiency, security, and more: follow-me printing.

What, Why, and How

If you're on the lookout for some genuinely great print solutions, there's no better tool than print management. By analyzing your print environment and helping you understand your strengths, weaknesses, habits, and needs, print management allows you to choose and implement the solutions that are most relevant to you--for example, follow-me printing.

The "What"

Follow-me printing is a solution that changes the way you print without adding a whole string of extra steps. Essentially, employees hit "print" and head to the printer like usual--but now they have to authorize the print job before their document is released.

The "Why"

There are all kinds of benefits associated with follow-me printing, including:

  • improved security, since documents will only be released after appropriate authorization;
  • improved efficiency, since print jobs will be reviewed before they're released and can be corrected if there are any errors, meaning paper and ink won't be wasted, and workflows will be smoother;
  • fewer frustrations, like having someone else's print job end up int he middle of your hundred-page report;
  • and less wasted time and money, thanks to improved accuracy and fewer little print pains to slow you down.

The "How"

Follow-me printing introduces a "print queue" to your workflow and requires authorization at the machine, but it's so user-friendly that these steps won't waste any time. What's even better is that you can personalize the details, like exactly how you want employees to authorize their print jobs--that way, follow-me printing fits perfectly into your print environment.

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