What are print queues and why would I use them?
The C9800 supports three different types of print queue:
The "Print" queue is the default queue for the C9800. When data is sent to this queue the job is printed but a copy will also be stored on the printer's hard disk drive.
If data is sent to the "Hold" queue then the job will be stored on the printer's hard disk drive but no printed document will be produced. It is possible for the user to print or edit this job at a later date by using the "Command Workstation" utility.
Any data sent via the "Direct" queue will arrive at the printer and be processed and printed immediately. No copies of the job will be retained on the hard disk drive once the job has been printed.
This information can be summarised in the graphic below:
Why would I use print queues?
As the default queue this should be suitable for most users. This queue would be used when the user wishes to have a copy of their document straight away for proof reading and may wish to produce further copies at a later time.
If a printed copy of a document is not required until a later date or a user wishes to make further changes to a job by using the "Docbuilder" feature in "Command Workstation" then this queue may be used.
As no copy of the original job is stored on the printers hard disk drive the direct queue is the ideal queue to use when printing confidential documents.