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Spool Printing

Spool Printing allows print jobs transferred from a computer to be temporarily stored, and then prints them after they are transferred. This shortens printing time as it maximizes printer efficiency.


  • During Spool Printing, the hard disk is accessed and the Data In indicator blinks. Turning off the computer or machine during Spool Printing can damage the hard disk. Also, if the computer or machine is turned off during Spool Printing, spooled jobs will be deleted. Therefore, do not turn the power of the computer or machine off during Spool Printing.

  • If data is sent to the machine using other protocols besides "diprint", "lpr", "ipp", "ftp", "sftp", "smb", and "wsd (printer)", Spool Printing cannot be performed.

Setting Spool Printing

Spool Printing can be set using telnet or Web Image Monitor.

  • Using Web Image Monitor

    For details about Web Image Monitor, see "Using Web Image Monitor", Network and System Settings Reference.

  • Using telnet

    Type in "spoolsw spool on" to set Spool Printing.

    For details about telnet, see "Remote Maintenance Using telnet", Network and System Settings Reference.

Displaying the spool job list on the control panel

When Spool Printing is set, you can display on the control panel the spooled print jobs stored in the machine.

To display the spooled print jobs, press the [Printer] key, and then press [Spooling Job List]. The spooled print job list appears.

If Spool Printing is not set, you cannot select [Spooling Job List].

To delete a spooled print job stored in the machine, select the job you want to delete, and then press [Delete].

Viewing/Deleting spool jobs in Web Image Monitor

Start Web Image Monitor and enter the machine's IP address in the address bar. This displays the top page.

For details, see Network and System Settings Reference.


  • Up to a maximum of 150 jobs at once can be spool printed.

  • Printing the first page with Spool Printing will be slow.

  • The computer requires less print processing time when large amounts of data are spooled.

  • Stored spool jobs can be viewed or deleted using Web Image Monitor.