when the print device is physically attached to computer it becomes a local printer for the particular computer.
a shared print device which could be accessed by the client of a network is called as a network printer.
a computer which is physically attached with a print device and also dedicated to control print related activities.
requirement of a print server
- higher harddisk capacity
- higher memory capacity
a software interface between the print device and the operating system called as print drivers.
in windows when a print job is added to the print que .its automatically and temporarily saved to the harddisk.this is calling spooling.