How to create and configure a new selectable Princh printer for Public PC printing

Looking to create and configure an additional printer for the printer selection when submitting print jobs through Princh from a Public PC?

Setting up and configuring a new printer with Windows PowerShell is simple and efficient. The command-line tool makes it easy to add a new Princh printer to your system, streamlining the process for you.

NOTE: To successfully follow the steps outlined in this guide, make sure to have the Princh Cloud Printer application installed on the Public PC.


How to create and configure a new selectable Princh printer for Public PC printing

  1.  In the Windows search bar, type in "Windows PowerShell ISE". Run the application as administrator to open the elevated command-line.

  2. In Windows PowerShell ISE run the following command:

    Set-ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned
  3. In Windows PowerShell, hit "File" and "Open...".


  4. Navigate to the following directory location and open the PowerShell script "install_printers" located in your PrinchCloudPrinter folder:
      1. C:\Program Files\Princh\PrinchCloudPrinter
  5. Run the imported "install_printers" script by clicking the green "Run" button located in the menu bar.
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  6. You'll be prompted to enter two values, namely:
    1. Printer ID:
      1. Enter the 6-digit Printer ID of the selected printer, you wish to add. If you do not yet know or have a printer ID, please refer to THIS GUIDE, detailing how to create a new printer in the Princh Administration Panel. 
    2. Name:
      1. Provide the name you want to assign to the printer. This name will be displayed to users when they choose from the list of available printers.

  7. The printer has now been created locally on the Public PC.
    1. Print a document from the Public PC to ensure that the new printer has been configured correctly and that it appears in the list of available printers.

Should you experience any issues, please reach out to Princh Support for further assistance.