This blog article explains how to configure Printix printers to be used for printing with DocumentsCorePack (DCP).
You have to be a Printix customer to use this service and printers have to be available in the Printix portal (as can be seen in Figure 1). Learn how to configure your printer here.
Next you need to get a Client ID, a Client Secret and a Tenant ID to enable printing via DCP. You can get this information as follows:
Log into your Printix dashboard:
Figure 1: Printix dashboard
Navigate to “Printix Cloud Print API”
❶ Open the drop-down.
❷ Select Software.
Figure 2: Printix dashboard
The below site opens. Select the ❶ Printix Cloud Print API.
Figure 3: Printix – Software
Generate API Keys.
A window opens. Provide a name for your API key (example: DCP_printerAPI).
Figure 4: Printix Cloud Print API
Here is where you get the Client ID, Client Secret and the Tenant ID. This information is needed in the next step as outlined below.
Figure 5: Client ID, Client Secret, Tenant Id
Configure a new “Printix” Printer for DocumentsCorePack
First, log into the DCP Service Configuration.
Please note: Your DCP Service needs to be configured to handle both Document and Print Jobs. Double click on your service and ensure the Job Type is set to “Both.”
Figure 6: Service configuration
Once confirmed, you can start by clicking [configure cloud print].
Figure 7: DCP-Service Configuration
This Cloudprint Configuration opens. Press the [+] button to add a printer.
Figure 8: Cloudprint Configuration
The Configure Cloud Printer Configuration site is shown. To configure your Cloud Printer, you must:
❶ Select Printix first.
❷ Name your configuration.
❸ Type in your credentials like Client ID and Client Secret.
❹ Press Get available printers.
Figure 9: Configure Cloud Printer Configuration
The Available Printers drop-down lists all printers received from Printix. Select the printer you want to configure.
Figure 10: Get available printers
Printer Settings: Here you can find a list of all configurable capabilities of your printer. Options listed depend on your printer and/or print driver.
Please note: If you want to change a specific setting, untick the checkbox to unlock. Then you are able to modify the value.
If the settings correspond with what you need, press the [Save Configuration] button.
Figure 11: Printer Settings
Your printer is now configured and good to go.
Figure 12: Successful Printer Configuration
Back to Printing with DocumentsCorePack.
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