How to Print from Mobile Using Ricoh Applications – Your Options Spelled Out

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Printing from mobile with Ricoh

Now that you know about mobile printing let’s get into exactly how to print from mobile. One of the most reliable ways to conduct mobile printing is by using a Ricoh mobile printing solution. Ricoh provides a variety of different methods to print from mobile devices. All of them support multiple operating systems, making them suitable for almost all mobile devices.

Through the cloud, users can print from mobile easily and securely. Ricoh provides several different means by which to accomplish this. For the most part, a mobile printing solution requires little more than a smartphone or tablet app and a specific software implementation on all networked printing devices. Everything from there on out is not unlike the average everyday printing job.

How to Print from Mobile – Different Ricoh Solutions

Ricoh mobile printing allows users to print from any Android or iOS device, inside or outside of your network. The applications do much of the work for you so that you can get straight to printing from mobile and the two following mobile printing programs make things so simple that anyone can figure out how to print from mobile. 

Ricoh HotSpot Enterprise Hosted lets users turn their on-site printing into mobile printing while Ricoh FlexRelease CX allows print jobs to follow users and requires authentication for every job. Increased convenience and security can be accomplished all at once.

Ricoh HotSpot Enterprise Hosted

Hot Spot Enterprise hosted is a managed cloud service. As such, Ricoh handles all the details for you – management, provisioning, deployment, notifications, and so on. You can focus on your business and leave the mobile printing hassle to the pros.

With this mobile printing service, you can turn your on-site printing into mobile printing with ease – no delays, IT costs, or manual print configurations necessary. Also, because it’s in the cloud, the service can be scaled to fit the size of your organization, even as your organization grows.

And don’t forget about security. With Ricoh HotSpot Enterprise Hosted, every job conducted by every user will be secured with authentication, encryption, and additional security features. Identity Management (IDM) and Single Sign-On (SSO) can be used to submit jobs, authenticate users, and release documents.

Ricoh FlexRelease CX

FlexRelease CX provides a simple, user-friendly solution for the storage and release of print documents from PCs and mobile devices. Users can submit documents on demand from their PCs or mobile devices.

FlexRelease CX authenticated release station at a printer, or multifunction printer (MFP) lets users choose from which device to pick up their print jobs. Instead of a user following the print job, the print job can now follow the user.

With this solution, users must authenticate at the printing device. This way, only the person who created the particular print job can view and print the original document. This greatly enhances security and ensures that there will be no confusion or mix-ups regarding print jobs. Printing devices need specific software to know how to print to mobile using this solution.

For users, a mobile printing app found on the App Store (iOS) or the Google Play Store (Android) gives users the ability to upload documents straight to Ricoh’s print cloud server designated for FlexRelease CX. Mobile devices lacking the app can still submit print jobs through email. 

To print a document, users authenticate into the FlexRelease CX software-enabled printer with their password and username. Or, alternatively, swiping a user ID card can provide authentication. After authentication, the user can complete their print job and select their settings.

How to Print from Mobile Like a Star

All things considered, the different mobile printing solutions provided by Ricoh make it easy to learn how to print from mobile. One significant benefit of these solutions is the enhanced security they provide. By requiring user authentication, no unauthorized print jobs can make their way through the system.

Aside from requiring a specific app on the mobile device of a user’s choice and specialized software installations for each connected printing device, there’s nothing out of the ordinary regarding mobile printing.

Contact us today and find a Ricoh mobile printing solution that works for you.

Cory Porteous
Marketing Manager
Office Interiors

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