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The Birth of the Virtual Print Driver

The Birth of the Virtual Print Driver

Go Closer: Simplify Printing’s Advanced Print Features

Back in 2001, Tricerat was the company that pioneered ScrewDrivers, the virtual print driver, allowing a single driver to be used on a terminal server supporting many users and printers. This advance was a massive improvement to the problem of printing in server-based computing. Now, almost 15 years later, the basic approach is still the recommended and preferred method for printing from remote desktop sessions.

The advantages to this approach were many, including session stability, printer management, and ease of provisioned deployments. However, one of the few drawbacks of this technology was that a generic set of print features was used. On one hand, having one interface regardless of printer type was great. But on the other, if you had high-end printers with extra features on it, you could not use those features through a virtual print driver environment.

Read the entire article here, Go Closer: Simplify Printing’s Advanced Print Features

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