Share Printer Ink Query Response Issued By Computer Website

2012-01-19 09:32:34

Published on 2012-01-19 09:32:34

A response has been issued to a question asked in Computer Active's help section relating to whether two PCs can use one printer and share its ink or toner cartridges.

Responding to the question from a puzzled reader, an expert from the website suggested that a print-serve style gadget could be the answer to printers' prayers.

Such a device would allow any computer on the same network as the printer to recognise it, send jobs to it and potentially save money spent on printer ink because of the more efficient setup.

The response on the website reads: "A device such as the Network USB Hub is particularly convenient when the computers aren’t situated close together but if the computers aren’t networked, it is of no use. In that case, a simple USB switch will do the job."

Posted by Barry Ashmore.

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