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Adding a Printer

  1. In the SAFEQ Cloud Web UI, click Printers (output ports).
  2. The Printers list shows basic information for the printers configured for this account.
  3. Click on the Add to add a new printer. A dialog window will be displayed.

  4. Fill in the following:
    1. Name – A user-friendly name of the printer within the account.
    2. Address – the IP address or hostname of the MFD in the network.
    3. Protocol – Select the communication protocol to the device according to the following table:

      TCP (default)Direct delivery to printer via TCP port 9100SAFEQ Cloud has control over print process, show errors in the log
      IPPDirect delivery to printer via IPP protocolSAFEQ Cloud controls delivery, supports both IPP and IPPS printing
      Spool (deprecated)Uses operating system printing sub-system (CUPS)The operating system delivers to printer
    4. If you wish to use IPP printing, enter the Printer IPP URL for the destination printer:

      If printing via IPPS/HTTPS to the printer, and the device uses a self-signed certificate or other non-trusted certificates, go to the relevant Document Output service and enable Ignore SSL errors for IPPS protocol.

    5. Vendor – Select the MFD vendor from the drop-down list.

      SAFEQ Cloud uses the vendor type to determine how the print data stream should be translated from the Universal Driver
    6. Output Type – Select the output type for the print job data. The output types listed are based on the vendor you selected and correspond to those supported by SAFEQ Cloud. You should only select the Raw output type if using a third-party print driver instead of the SAFEQ Cloud universal driver. In this case, the job data will be passed to the printer unmodified. The other types – Postscript2, Postscript3, Postscript (deprecated), PCL6, or PDF, depending on availability – should be selected when using universal driver for printing.

    7. Create matching print queue – This option will automatically create a matching Print queue after the current printer is added. The default settings for this Print queue are: identical name with the printer, type Direct (Push) Print queue, linked to the Printer, available by default.

    8. Reverse Path Finisher – Select this option if the device uses a reverse path finisher.
    9. Monochrome printer – This option indicates the printer that can only print black and white. If enabled, reports will not contain any information regarding color pages.
    10. Enable driver collation – If your MFD doesn't support copy collation, enable this option for the copy collation to be performed by the driver. This feature will disable advanced finishing options (for example, stapling and booklet) and increase the job size.
    11. Service – Select the Document Output service from the drop-down list that will transmit the print job data to this device. If no service exists, you can add it by clicking Add.
    12. Embedded configuration – Select the embedded configuration from the drop-down list. In case no embedded configuration exists, you can add it by clicking Add. In that case, a new dialog window will be displayed.

      For details on individual fields, see section Embedded.

    13. Location – This value indicates the Printer location. If no location is set on the Printer, it will retrieve and display the inherited location of the parent node.

    14. Embedded software – If you have selected a vendor for which an Embedded terminal is supported, you can select this option to install and configure this feature later.

  5. Click SAVE.

Other Printer actions

Open the Printers list.

Select one of the icons to perform the following actions:

Edit Printer settingsIf you don't have the edit permission, settings are read-only.
Delete a PrinterClick OK on the confirmation pop-up.
QR codeOpen a pop-up to display the QR code for Mobileprint scanning (verify browser settings do not block pop-up)

Printer sub-menu

Printers appear in the SAFEQ Cloud system tree as sub-nodes of the account. Selecting the printer in the tree displays the sub-menu.

The sub-menu consists of the following tabs:

  • Document history – This tab displays a list of jobs, the job owner (user name), status, number of pages, and date/time for each job printed on the device.
  • General setup – Click this tab to edit printer settings, or delete the printer.
  • Access control – The Access control tab allows you to manage the permissions to access this printer. For more details on Access control settings, see Access Control.
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