Calling IT – Do you print labels using multiple computers, different kinds of bar code printers, in various locations throughout your building, in remote plants, even across the globe? Is it your job to manage all this, making sure everything is working properly and the security measures are in place?
If so, then you know it can be a big job to individually install software and printer driver updates, troubleshoot jobs, track maintenance, and ensure quality control of printed output. This is not uncommon. It’s just surprising how simple it is to make your life, or at least your job, a lot easier.
Our rep, Tony, from Seagull Scientific recently stopped by and showed us how you can externally manage all these network printers from one, single window using “Printer Maestro.”
Printer Maestro is a great way to manage printers, multiple print jobs, update software, track label jobs, all from within a single application window. You can change the configuration on a printer no matter where it is or what kind it is. If you have several kinds of printers throughout a facility for various types of labeling jobs you’ll save time, money and aggravation using separate programs to manage a Zebra printer, a Datamax printer, Printronix, etc. What’s more is that Printer Maestro can manage print jobs from any Windows program, not just BarTender.
If you employ or are thinking about using distributed printing or mobile workstations, you can see how Printer Maestro will help you gain even more control and doing it more efficiently.
Seagull Scientific says, “Printer Maestro provides the kind of functionality we would have hoped to see provided by Windows itself if it had been designed from the ground up with network print management in mind…”
Printer Maestro is included in the BarTender Enterprise Software Suite with a limited edition in Professional. (That’s three of the five editions of BarTender available.) Before you buy, give me a call and I’ll help you determine the best edition for your labeling needs. (More details are available using BarTender’s Editions Comparison Chart.)
If you have the BarTender Enterprise Suite software, you already have Printer Maestro. (A limited functionality version is included in Professional.) If you don’t, you can download it here. Try it free for 30 days. Then let us know what you think or leave your comments on this post. We’d love to hear about your experiences.
David Holliday, 1-800-325-5260 X237