Tuesday, April 8, 2008


Think of it like earning "miles"

One of my pet-peeves is not using devices or programs to their full capacity - like when end users print a large document out on a laser and walk it over to a connected copier and make 12 copies. Instead of printing directly to the device.

This is why I bring this little program up and encourage every HP customer to check into it.


  1. Are you trying to say a user should print 12 copies directly to a networked copier or print the original to the networked copier then make 12 copies of it?

    My understanding is that a copy-based device can copy a job more efficiently than it can print the same number of copies. (I'm not sure how it relates to a print-based device.) So, if that understanding is true then there are times when you'd want to print a large document out first on a print-based device, then copy it on a copy-based device.

  2. First off, thank you very much for your comment and query - it's a very good question.

    And yes, I am saying it is better to print 12 copies (or 12 copies of a job) directly to the connected copier.

    When the device is connected, all the functionality should be available at the desktop of the user.(i.e. staple, duplex, etc.)

    Printing directly to the engine allows the quality of output to be untainted. When a copy job is placed in the ADF the output may be slightly less due to dust on the glass, or slightly askew, etc.

    Also, the ADF is another motor, another moving part that does not need to be engaged if the job is printed directly. And the lenses or "digital camera" aspects of a copier are not used in a directly printed job - there is no need to take an image of the document.

    I guess an argument can be made to use a copier in the way you suggest, that is if the copier is an analog(yikes).

    And of course, if the digital device is not connected, everything above is for naught, but then it would fall into my original pet-peeve of "not using the devices or programs to their full capacity -"