Using the Serverless Pull Printing Function with LK-114

| 19 January 2018

The LK-114 provides enhanced printing convenience allowing the release of print jobs on any Konica Minolta MFP in the fleet. Documents and their information stay secure, as printing will only start after the user has authenticated directly at the chosen output device. At the same time, the LK-114 relieves IT administrators from various management and maintenance duties, with the MFP doubling as a print server.

What is LK-114?

LK-114 ‘Serverless Pull Printing’ is a Follow Me printing solution using one of the MFPs as a storage device, instead of a print server, to store and spool print jobs. Print jobs can be received/printed at any device belonging to the Pull Printing group, as in a regular Follow Me print environment being based on a server with a dedicated application. Print job release requires authentication by the user. LK-114 is provided as i-Option and is required for all devices belonging to the Pull Printing group.


Benefits of Serverless Pull Printing

Common benefits of Pull Printing

  • Secure printing due to job release based on authentication.
  • Reduced print cost and waste, as print jobs can be deleted or settings corrected before printing.


Benefits of Serverless

No (high) IT skills/resources are required to set-up and maintain the:

  • Server
  •  Follow Me application

Costs are reduced as no server hardware and maintenance is required existing server(s) could be released from:

  • Network traffic
  • Spooling workload

About Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe


Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe GmbH, based in Langenhagen, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Inc., Tokyo, Japan. Konica Minolta enables its clients to champion the digital era: with its unique imaging expertise and data processing capabilities, Konica Minolta creates relevant solutions for its customers and solves issues faced by society. As a provider of comprehensive IT services, Konica Minolta delivers consultancy and services to optimise business processes with workflow automation. The company further offers its customers solutions and managed services in the field of IT infrastructure and IT security as well as cloud environments. With regard to its office printing solutions, "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Print Transformation 2020 Vendor Assessment" stated that Konica Minolta is "recognised globally as a leader in print transformation". As a strong partner for the professional printing market, Konica Minolta offers business consulting, state-of-the-art technology and software and has established itself as the production printing market leader for more than a decade in Europe (InfoSource). Its Business Innovation Centre in London and four R & D laboratories in Europe enable Konica Minolta to bring innovation forward by collaborating with its customers as well as academic, industrial and entrepreneurial partners. For its innovative service approach that complements their devices perfectly, Konica Minolta was awarded the prestigious ‘"Buyers Lab PaceSetter Award for Serviceability and Support 2020/2021" by Keypoint Intelligence. Konica Minolta Business Solutions Europe is represented by subsidiaries and distributors in more than 80 countries in Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa. With approximately 10,000 employees (as of April 2020), Konica Minolta Europe earned net sales of over 2.34 billion in financial year 2019/2020.


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