How to Print on Two Printers at a Time
By Alan Donahue
Printing to multiple printers can save time when sending memos, ad copy and other important small business documents. Instead of sending the same print job to multiple printers over and over again, you can send them to the printers at the same time. This increases your business workflow, allows better communications throughout your workforce and keeps your work organized. If you use the same make and model of printers throughout your office, you can set up Windows 7 to pool the printers together. If you use different printers third-party software can provide multi-print solutions.
Similar Printer Models
Click the Start button.
Click the "Device and Printers" icon to load a list of the installed printers.
Right-click the name of the main computer printer and select "Properties." Click on the "Ports" tab in the pop-up window.
Scroll through the list of installed printers and click the check box next to the second printer you want to print to.
Click the box next to "Enable Printer Pooling."
Select "Apply" and click "OK" to exit the "Properties" dialog.
Print two copies of a test document from any application, and one copy prints from each printer.
Third-Party Software Installation
Download and install a third-party printer application. Three programs that can print to two printers at the same time are "LeadTools ePrint Professional," "INTELLIscribe" and "Print Distributor."
Assign the two printers that you want to use at the same time. The interfaces are all basically the same for each application.
Open the software that you want to print from.
Select the software's digital printer from the list of printers on the screen. For example, the ePrint Professional software will list an "eprint_digital" printer from the list. Once this printer is selected, a digital printout is created, fed automatically through the software and the software knows what printers to send it to.
Select only one copy to print. Even though it will send a copy to each printer, the software automatically distributes these prints.
Alan Donahue started writing professionally in 2003. He has been published in the Norwich Free Academy "Red & White," UNLV's "Rebel Yell" and on various websites. He is an expert on wrestling, movies and television. He placed second in the NFO Screenwriting Contest and received filmmaking awards from Manchester Community College and Norwich Free Academy. He currently attends Academy of Art University.