Print job compression is a vital strategy while printing from cloud. This way during uploading or downloading bigger print jobs, compressed jobs take much less usage of network bandwidth. Regardless to say, HCP is quite efficient in doing so.
HCP uses Adobe engine to achieve job compression by default. Each print job, by default, is been compressed many times and converted to PDF. Adobe engine makes sure that the job texture, colors, layers etc. remain intact in spite of the compression and conversion.
If user needs the output in different mode (like PCL6), the conversion service also takes care of such request and convert print jobs accordingly during releasing.
Where the jobs get compressed:
- While users connect to HCP access points for sending print jobs from their PC, the compression and auto-conversion to PDF takes place within the access point itself. HCP conversion service, located within the access point, takes care of that.
- If users choose to send print job directly to cloud from their PC, in that case, the HCP PC client takes care of the default compression and conversion within the PC before it uploads them within the cloud. This ensure minimum network bandwidth utilization when a lot of users are trying to send print jobs directly to cloud.