Printing would be so easy if it wasn’t for printer drivers. But they do exist, however. They’re important as they ensure that printing can be done on an almost unmanageable number of printers. Add to this fact that they all come with their own individual characteristics. As a result, this is why approaches are rarely fully implemented by the printer manufacturers. Even if they come from such established suppliers as Microsoft or Apple.
In the future too, printer manufacturers want to prove through fair competition that they offer the best printing solution. As a result, individual printer drivers will remain with us for a while. Speaking of time, printers last astonishingly long. So, all innovations and updates will have to deal with the current fleet of printers for several more years.
The goal of ezeep is to make printing as easy as a phone call. This, of course, includes dealing with printer drivers. This is why many solution providers hope that a printer will understand standard formats like XPS or PDF. If not, then that the print job can be converted locally into the target format via a connector. But is that still cloud printing? Yes, and ezeep also offers this option. But we also know that this requires local resources and these need to be managed. Finally, in this scenario, the actual printing process takes place locally again. Therefore, the right hardware must be available and maintained.
Print rendering is basically all the complicated and resource-intensive processes required to deal with the data generated by an application for printing. This data must then be understood by the selected printer. As a result, the printing device must not only know what content to put on paper. It also needs how to do it. In other words, the printer must understand whether to print in color or black and white, single or double-sided, which tray the paper must come from, and so on.
Cloud rendering saves companies from having to worry about how to do all these things. This is how ezeep takes the complexity out of printing. As a result, users only need to decide what to print and how to print it.
Perhaps the easiest way to understand this is that with ezeep, even with a standard PC or Mac, you don’t have to manage printing on your local device. Consequently, this is not only exciting for companies that want to support many users in their environment and provide them with optimal working tools. It’s also really useful for small groups in business and private environments without technically experienced members.
But it gets really exciting when you consider which further scenarios all of a sudden become possible. And with almost no additional workload:
More than two decades of experience with ThinPrint, the Cloud Printer product and close cooperation with the community has paid off. As a result the ezeep team has overcome the many hurdles surrounding the complex topic of printing and cloud rendering. For example, eliminating compatibility problems with printer drivers. This has allowed ezeep to develop a powerful, scalable solution.
Thanks to ezeep, users can effortlessly use all the features of their printer. And all without IT having to deal with the topic of printing.