With dslrBooth for Windows you can set dslrBooth with two different printers or two different sets of printer settings. This can be useful for the following cases:
- Two Different Paper Sizes
- Allow guests to choose from 2x6 or 4x6 prints and have printer only cut 2x6 prints.
- Allow guests to choose from 4x6 or 6x8 prints (or any other sizes) and have dslrBooth print each specific paper size to a different printer.
- Alternate printing across two different printers for faster printing in very large events.
Two Different Size Prints
To allow guests to choose between different templates, open the template editor and choose the template drop down at the top. Click the STAR next to each template you want guests to choose from. Exit the template editor. Go to Settings > Display > Start Screen. Change the Template option to Allow Guests to Choose. Click Save.
In the template editor, you can set specific template(s) to print to the secondary printer (or same printer with different settings). This can be useful if you allow your guests to choose their own template where one is a 4×6 and another is 2×6. You can set the 2×6 strips to print to the secondary printer that is setup for cutting. This is also useful if you want to allow your guests to print different size prints where each printer would be setup with a different paper size. You can choose the secondary printer in Settings > Printing then go to Template Editor to set the template to print to the secondary printer.
Click on Template editor and choose the 2x6 template. On the left side of the screen, check the Print to Secondary Printer box. Exit the template editor.
In dslrBooth go to Settings > Printing. Choose your main printer by clicking on Configure Printer. Set the paper size for the template that will be sent to this printer (4x6 for example). Click Print to apply the settings.
For the Secondary Printer, click on Configure Printer. Note that the secondary printer set in dslrBooth can be the same as the primary printer but with different settings. Set the paper size for the template that will be sent to this printer (2x6 for example). Click Print to apply the settings. Click Save at the bottom of the settings page.
Alternate Printing Across Two Printers
You can setup two printers for use in large events where dslrBooth will alternate printing across the the main and secondary printers for faster prints. The first print will go to printer 1, the next one will go to printer 2, and so on.
In dslrBooth go to Settings > Printing. Choose your main printer by clicking on Configure Printer. Set the paper size for the template that will be sent to this printer. Click Print to apply the settings.
For the Secondary Printer, click on Configure Printer. Set the same paper size as the main printer. Click Print to apply the settings.
Check Print to Both Printers option.