Print Queue Problems - Wasting paper and Ink
Just discovered your website and have to say its great to have forums like this.
Our problem is that when a pupil prints something but nothing comes out the printer then they tend to push the button repeatedly (30 times the other day), the printer may have simply just run out of paper, when they load the paper back in it prints off say over a lunch or break period when no one is in the room.
What I am looking for ideally is a way to solve this, is there any print manger software out there to either alert someone, or even better, only allow the pupils to have 1 print job in the queue at any one time. We did have a printer credit scheme, but decided to scrap it as 6th formers were complaining (if we were out of the office sorting somehting out and they were trying to buy more print credits for coursework that was due in the next lesson, etc etc) and there was also various problems with it.
I would love to hear your views and how you manage printing at your schools.