Printer pools are typically used in high-volume printing environments, where many print devices service the needs of network users. In the previous chunk, we set up multiple printers to print to a single device. Print pooling is the conversepooling associates a single printer with multiple print devices.
Typically, printer pools are configured when many print devices of the same type are located on the network. This is to ensure all devices understand the instructions sent by the single type of print driver.
When submitting jobs to a print pool, the first available print device services the job. But what if you want to specify that a job gets sent to a specific printer, say the one that hasn't just run out of ink? In this instance, your only solution is to take the inkless printer offline; you don't have any control over which print device will eventually service the job.
One printer, multiple devices. Here's how to quickly set up a printer pool, assuming you have several of the same print device: