Stay Safe with MyQ’s Contactless Printing

20.03.2020

How Not to Stay In Touch

There isn’t a single person left on the planet whose life hasn’t been touched by the ongoing coronavirus crisis. People in the most affected countries have been forced to retreat behind the doors of their homes to slow down the spreading of this disease, and entire companies are trying to stay on top of the impending threat of business collapse by transferring their staff to home office mode. And we can’t even see the end of the tunnel yet.

Although the pandemic has brought people together in more than one way and united entire nations against a common enemy, the main precautionary measure is isolation, steering clear of public places, and avoiding any type of contact with objects that other hands may have touched. If you are one of the people still working in the office, a multifunction printer may be one of these objects.

For MFPs running MyQ, there is a reason why this doesn’t have to be a problem. MyQ allows for contactless printing, which means you can still work with physical documents without needing to actually touch the printer or the panel (terminal). One method is using their ID card for logging in, and the second is printing with the MyQ Mobile App.

Setting Up Contactless MyQ

To make the ID card method available to users, your company IT admin will need to go through a few simple steps to set it up. Show them this:

  1. Go to the MyQ Web Admin Interface and click on MyQ → Settings → Configuration Profiles.
  2. Select your configuration profile, click Edit, and on the right-side panel in the Terminals section, select ID Card as the Login Method and click Save.
  3. Now go to MyQ → Settings → Printers and in the General section, tick the Print all jobs after logging in. Hit Save, and users are good to go. Once they send a job to a queue, they can swipe their ID on the printer’s card reader and all queued jobs will be printed automatically.

MyQ Mobile App

The second method, using the MyQ Mobile App, is just as easy. Once mobile printing is enabled on the MyQ Server, you will see the device’s unique QR code on the panel display. All you need to do is download and open the MyQ Mobile App on your phone, tap Scan QR Code (and scan it, obviously), enter your login and tap Next.

The app will then allow you to either upload a document directly from your phone – in which case you will be able to set your printing preferences, such as color or B&W, simplex or duplex, or assign projects if needed – or choose from jobs that have already been queued under your login. Print by selecting a printer from the list of devices in the app, or scan the QR code once again – and voilà.

If by any chance the device of your choice doesn’t have a panel, it’s easy to generate a QR code, print it and stick it on the printer so other people can scan it too. Just have your Admin go to MyQ → Printers, right-click on the printer and select Print QR code.

Using a contactless method of printing might well take one item off your list of things to worry about when trying to avoid the virus today. If it’s not possible for you to #stayathome, we hope this will help you stay safe & stay healthy!

To get to know MyQ Mobile App better, take a look at our interactive MyQ Showcase!

How to set-up

Set up Contactless MyQ following these friendly step-by-step instructions.

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