Is the BravoII / BravoXR / BravoPro / BravoXRP and BravoProXi series networkable?
Yes. The PTPublisher Network Edition software is required. It is available through your local reseller, our online store at www.primerastore.com or through our Supplies Department 1-800-797-2772 (USA and Canada) or +1-763-475-6676. This software will allow you to burn and print over the network.
Note: Currently the Bravo SE Disc Publisher is NOT supported by the PTPublisher Network Software.
If you have an Autoprinter or would like to print only over the network, it is possible to share a printer as long as the host computer AND the client computer are Windows XP Professional. It will not work if the client OR the host computer are Windows Vista or Windows 7. If you have any of those combinations, the PTPublisher Network Edition software is required.
Use the instructions below to setup Windows printer sharing on Windows XP Professional:
1. Share the Printer. Go to Start - Control Panel - Printers and Faxes - Right Click on Disc Publisher - Choose Properties - Click the Sharing Tab. Select "Share this Printer". Choose a Share Name. Check the List in directory box.
2. Give Rights. After installing the Disc Publisher driver, the administrator must open the Printers Folder, right-click on ‘Disc Publisher' click Properties, and click on the Security* tab. Now click on Everyone in Group or user names. Check the allow box for both Manage Printers and for Manage Documents. Click OK.
3. Add the Printer on a Network Computer. Go to Start - Control Panel - Printers and Faxes - Click Add a Printer - Choose Network Printer - Choose Find in Directory - Click Find Now - Choose the Printer from the list. Finish the installation wizard. Depending on the name you specified the Printer will show up in the printer list on the network computer as Disc Publisher on COMPUTER NAME. Computer Name is the name of the computer to which Bravo is connected.
*Please note: If you do not see a "Security" tab on the printer properties page, you will need to disable "Simple File Sharing" in Folder Options, view tab. To do so: Open Windows Explorer - Select Tools - Select Folder options - Select View - Go to the bottom of the list, deselect "Use Simple File Sharing (Recommended)" check box.
Note: It is not possible to setup a shared printer on an XP Home computer.