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Last modified on 7/3/2015 2:59 PM by User.


Speed up Kappris printing using Printer Pooling

  1. In the Devices and Printers folder, r-click the Kappris printer and select Printer Properties:
  2. The Kappris Properties tabbed dialog appears:

    If you see a Change Properties button, then click it otherwise you won't be able to make the required changes to the settings. If you don't see this button, go straight to the next step.
  3. Go to the Ports tab and tick the Enable printer pooling checkbox:
  4. Click the Add Port… button and the Printer Ports dialog will appear. Make sure Local Port is selected in the list of Available port types.
  5. Click the New Port… button and then type Kappris1 or whatever name you decide to give your new port. You don't have to configure the new port at all - it's just a name.
  6. Dismiss the Port Name dialog with its OK button.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to create further new ports. For the purposes of this wiki article, suppose I've created two new ports Kappris1 and Kappris2.  
  8. When you added the first new port, the Cancel button on the Printer Ports dialog changed its legend to Close. Dismiss the Printer Ports dialog with its Close button. Each new port you added at steps 5 and 6 will be listed on the Ports tab.
  9. Since you ticked Enable printer pooling earlier, you can tick both Kappris1 and Kappris2 in the port list:

    We now consider the two ports to be pooled.

When you subsequently print to the Kappris printer, the two jobs at the head of the queue can be processed at the same time and printing is faster.

Note - the pooling we do here is a Windows printing concept. Kappris also has its own concept of pooled printers. See another article for details of that.