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What Does Print Management Mean?

Print management is essentially the management of various print tasks. Some software companies have developed sophisticated print management software to help human users coordinate all of the processes that take place between a printer and the machines that demand print jobs.

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Techopedia Explains Print Management

Print management software covers an array of issues. One is the use of drivers and programs to make computers and printers compatible. Another is the administration of the network where various machines are waiting on jobs. But another aspect is to make these programs user-friendly using icons and intuitive controls, to explain how the print management works. In addition, there may be other features and tools like pricing for public systems and the calibration of print jobs by color, size or layout. As printers and print jobs have become more complex, print management software does a good job of making these processes transparent to users.

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Margaret Rouse
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Margaret is an award-winning technical writer and teacher known for her ability to explain complex technical subjects to a non-technical business audience. Over the past twenty years, her IT definitions have been published by Que in an encyclopedia of technology terms and cited in articles by the New York Times, Time Magazine, USA Today, ZDNet, PC Magazine, and Discovery Magazine. She joined Techopedia in 2011. Margaret's idea of a fun day is helping IT and business professionals learn to speak each other’s highly specialized languages.