As you release documents for printing in the Printix App you will see the document transition through the states: Working on it, Printing and Printed.

Printing failed

  • Is the printer online?
  • Is the printer paused, jammed, out of paper or has other issues?

RESOLUTION: Check the above and try to resolve the issue. If the message says Printing failed – retrying, repeated attempts will be made for up to 30 minutes to deliver the print data to the printer.

Document is unavailable

In Printix App you may experience the following:

  • One or more selected documents are labelled: Document is unavailable.
  • After a Select all of documents, an Unavailable documents dialog appears with the question: Deselect the unavailable documents?

The above behavior is expected and happens because Printix App dynamically checks if printing is possible based on the availability of the selected printer and selected documents. Printix App considers whether the selected documents are stored in the cloud or on a computer. If the document is stored on a computer that is not reachable from the selected printer, then the document is labelled: Document is unavailable. If Select all is used to select documents (including unavailable ones) the Unavailable documents dialog will appear and you can select OK to deselect the unavailable documents.

RESOLUTION: Deselect the unavailable documents.

Release not possible

  • Is the computer with the document online?
  • If the computer is connected via a weak Wi-Fi signal, connection may have been temporarily lost at the time of release.

RESOLUTION: Check the above and try to release the document again.

Release failed

  • Is the computer with the document online?
  • Is the printer online?
  • Is the printer on the same network as the computer?
  • Is the printer paused, jammed, out of paper or has other issues?

RESOLUTION: Check the above and try to resolve the issue. Printix will attempt to print the document when the issue is resolved.

Unable to perform action while Printix Client is on an unknown network

  • You are trying to release a document to a printer at the office while you are travelling or at home.
  • When the computer is on an Unknown network a yellow dot is shown on the Printix Client icon

RESOLUTION: Wait until your computer is back on a known company network, and then release the document. Alternatively print the document directly to the printer.

Timeout

  • Is the computer with the document online?
  • Did the document expire after you tried to release it?
  • If you were releasing a print anywhere document to a printer that does not support PDF, then the computer was not able to add the required print queue within the expected time. Wait 5 minutes and then try to release the document again.

RESOLUTION: Check the above and try to release the document again.

When I release a document it says: Working on it

  • If you are releasing a print anywhere document to printer you have not used before it may require your computer to first add the printer. This may take 1-5 minutes depending on the print driver. During this time the Printix App will show the state Working on it, before transitioning to Printing and then Printed. The printer is kept after printing, so it does not have to be added again when you release subsequent print anywhere documents to this printer.

RESOLUTION: Wait for the print queue to be created.

The submitted document does not appear in Printix App

  • In Printix Client and Printix App look at who is listed as Signed in as, and verify that it is the same user.

RESOLUTION: Sign in as the same user in Printix Client and Printix App.

The submitted document does not get printed

  • This can happen if there is a policy on the computer that A) Prevents the Windows feature Internet Printing Client from being turned on, or B) Prevents direct printing.

RESOLUTION: If Internet Printing Client is turned off, then turn it on. Look in the Windows PrintService logs to see if there is a policy that prevents direct printing. If required submit support request if you need assistance. Please include Windows PrintService log from the failed print attempt.

Data light on the printer flashes, but nothing is printed

  • This can happen if you are trying to release a print anywhere document to a printer that has been registered as supporting PDF, but in reality it does not support PDF printing. This has been reported for some Konica Minolta printers, such as KONICA MINOLTA C652 Series.

RESOLUTION: Please inform us if you have this issue, so we register the printer as not supporting PDF print.

Test if the printer supports PDF

You can use the lpr command to test if the printer support PDF printing. To send the document C:\test.pdf to the printer with the IP address 192.16.8.1.11, open a command prompt and enter:

lpr -S 192.16.8.1.11 -P1 "C:\test.pdf"

The LPR Port Monitor feature must be enabled:

  1. Open Control Panel and select Programs and Features.
  2. Select Turn Windows feature on or off.
  3. In the Windows Features dialog scroll to and expand Print and Document Services.
  4. Check LPR Port Monitor.
  5. Select OK.

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