Adding an Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) gateway printer to your desktop

The Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) is a data transport protocol that lets you print your documents to any IPP-enabled printer whose IP address you know. You can use IPP to send print data over both LANs and the Internet, so you can send print jobs to a network printer from your desk, your home office, or anywhere that you find an Internet connection. Not all printers are currently enabled to work with IPP. However, InfoPrint Manager provides an IPP gateway (a mechanism that lets you use IPP) even if your printers are not IPP-enabled.
Note: You must work with your InfoPrint Manager Administrator to have the IPP gateway enabled through the IPMMI .

An Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) gateway printer is a printer that you create on a client workstation using IPP client software. Users submit print jobs to that printer, and they are sent to InfoPrint Manager through the InfoPrint IPP gateway. The IPP gateway can then send the job on to any InfoPrint printer, even those that are not IPP-enabled.

To be able to print through an IPP gateway, you must first have IPP client software installed on your workstation or laptop. IPP client software is available from various printer vendors; check with your printing system administrator to see which IPP client your company is using. Once you have the IPP client software installed, to set up to print through the IPP gateway:

  1. Ask your printing system administrator for the address of the printer that you want to print to.
  2. Follow the instructions provided with your IPP client software for adding a printer to your desktop. When you are asked for the address of the printer, enter the address that you got in step 1.
  3. Once the printer is added, you can print to it just as you would any other printer.