Chapter 7. Printing Services

Modern printers historically fell into two categories: inexpensive local printers that require a host computer, and more expensive standalone shared network printers. For many, sharing fewer high-end printers was a better solution than using individual inexpensive printers. Although they’re more expensive, shared network printers are often economically more efficient from a cost-per-page standpoint and are usually technically superior as well, yielding faster and better prints.

But even inexpensive printers can be networked via a number of methods, like inexpensive wireless print servers. So, in small or home businesses without shared printers, people are starting to network printers and running into the same sorts ...

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