To send jobs to printers, the directprint.io application uses Local Network Printing, which is also referred to as Direct IP Printing. This simply means that the computer is in direct communication with the printer, as opposed to the two devices communicating via a network.
What benefits does using the directprint.io app bring?
Due to the direct nature of Direct IP Printing, the directprint.io app is able to send print jobs to selected printers quickly, making it a more efficient process in comparison to sending jobs via a network.
A significant flaw to printing via a network is that when an issue occurs within it such as a driver issue, it affects all devices within that network, leading to multiple technical headaches for an IT admin.
The directprint.io application's direct approach means that if an issue were to occur for a single user, it would only affect that particular user, enabling others to continue processing their printing-related tasks.
A network dedicated to printers requires additional hardware in order for it to work, resulting in financial resources being used to purchase & maintain print management hardware.
Given that the directprint.io application does not require a network, it saves its customers a significant amount in financial resources making it a cost-effective option for a business' print management needs.
The directprint.io application does not depend on Cloud Print or any other printer manufacturer drivers. It is a universal print driver that supports many common operating systems, making it a practical solution for businesses that possess a variety of hardware that will be utilised to carry out print-related tasks.
Does the directprint.io app use the cloud?
The directprint.io application only uses the cloud for printer management and statistics.
The print jobs do not get sent to the cloud.