Cloud Printing Solutions for Libraries
Libraries often struggle with budgetary constraints and are torn between keeping costs under control while providing the latest services and technology to patrons. Print capability is a typical service at public libraries, but it comes with associated problems such as the maintenance of computers and drivers by IT departments, paper waste by patrons who print and never pick up their documents and the time staff have to spend collecting money from patrons who are paying for prints.
The PrinterOn Public cloud printing solution provides mobile print capability to patrons while also solving many of the issues created by traditional printing from desktop stations. With PrinterOn, print drivers are managed in the cloud eliminating the need for IT departments to manage them. With the addition of a pay-for-print service such as PayPal or Jamex coin box, libraries now have a self-serve printing service which eliminates the need for interaction with library staff.
Users of your PrinterOn service can also access thousands of PrinterOn public printing locations worldwide by accessing our directory or by using one of the printing apps available for your smartphone or tablet.
- Recover output costs by introducing a pay-for-print service
- Reduce printing waste through secure print
- Self-service printing frees up librarians’ time for other more relevant tasks
- Printing directly from patron’s mobile devices means libraries can reduce or eliminate PCs used only for printing
- Patrons can print from their own mobile devices, no waiting for PCs
- Secure release of documents provides confidentiality to patrons
- Mobile printing apps for iOS and Android
“We found PrinterOn through a web search along with some other solutions. After a bit of research, we decided on PrinterOn because they are the leader in mobile printing technology. We did an evaluation and found that PrinterOn gave us the functionality patrons were asking for, the ability to print from their own mobile devices.”
Las Vegas Clark County Library DistrictRead the Success Story
“After installing our new Xerox WorkCentre machines from CARR, we inquired about a mobile printing solution to allow our patrons easy access to print from their personal devices. PrinterOn was installed to work with our new copiers. Patrons and employees alike have been able to print easily from their laptops and phones. We are very happy with the cost, service and support from PrinterOn. I would recommend PrinterOn to any public location that wants to offer easy mobile printing to their patrons or customers.”
Dan Russ, IT Specialist, Hicksville Public LibraryRead the Success Story
Benefits of cloud printing for libraries
Lower Operating Costs
Traditional desktop print capability at libraries comes with associated problems such as the maintenance of computers and drivers by IT. PrinterOn eliminates driver management and PCs used only for printing can be reduced because patrons can print from their own devices.
Print Management Integration
PrinterOn works with most print management solutions such as EnvisionWare and PaperCut.
With PrinterOn, users can can send documents for printing from any device they may have such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop. PrinterOn also supports any OS including Windows, iOS and Android.
No more trying to print something from a patron’s USB stick. With PrinterOn, no patron data ever touches your network or servers preventing unwanted viruses that can harm the entire infrastructure.
Be More Green
20% of all print is waste. PrinterOn prevents documents from automatically printing through a secure release code system. Forgotten documents won’t be left on the printer and end up in the recycling bin which saves paper and consumables.
Improve User Experience
Whether at the library or at home, on a tablet or laptop, PrinterOn enables patrons to print from any device or location to a convenient printer at libraries without staff interaction. Each print job is protected by a secure release code providing confidentiality to patrons.