From Amanda Group:
PrintLock - Put a password on your printer What is PrintLock? Printlock is a windows based software application that allows you to PASSWORD PROTECT your printer! How does it work? Just install PrintLock and provide the printer password of your choice. Whenever someone tries to print, a dialog box will automatically pop-up asking for a printer password. If the correct password is given, PrintLock will release the print job, if not, it will delete it. PrintLock is a small, efficient application that will NOT slow your PC down. Until needed, PrintLock will sit quietly in the background waiting for the next print job. Why PrintLock? Ink cartridges for printers are very expensive, and the cost of paper keeps rising. PrintLock will help to ensure that your kids are only printing the essentials. With PrintLock installed on your PC, your kids will have to enter a printer password in order to print anything. Maybe you are in a corporation or government setting, and you want to make sure that critical information is not printed and removed from the office. PrintLock will require a password to print. Can I password protect any printer? Yes, any printer can be protected with PrintLock. PrintLock installs on the client PC and interacts with the windows spooler. Therefore, you should not have any problem placing a printer password on your PC. Printlock will also work in a network environment. Just install PrintLock on the individual client PCs and the user will automatically be asked for a password when printing.
What's new in this version:
Version 7.1.5 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
"Works as claims. No one can print without the password"
October 28, 2015
Version: PrintLock 7.0
Easy installation, and it did exactly what the company says it should do. I installed so far on 1 PC, but planning on installing on 5. I like the fact that I could give separate passwords to different printers. We have a 3D printer that is expensive to use, and I don't want just anyone printing to it.
None we can see yet,
Glad I found this dandy little piece of software, it will save us lots of dollars.
I have 2 printers on my home network and I was able to password protect both, with different passwords. The kids can now use the cheaper one (still they need the password). My wife and I can use the more expensive printer. As soon as I print - a pop-up comes up asking for password. Works great.
Worked well, the only way to stop it (if you needed to), is through the software's admin console. Which I guess make sense. You would not want your kids to be able to uninstall or stop it.
This is the solution I have been looking for. Hopefully I will be spending a lot less on paper and toner!
If you install it, to try it, good luck trying to uninstall.
I was able to find a away to delete by first going to regedit, then find "PRINTLOCK" I've found the path, then I was able to uninstall using revo uninstaller.
I don't understand why a software developer won't make easy for you to simply remove a software that you do not want. The harder Lockprint does to uninstall their software, the less people want this useless program.
Great little programme that does just what is expected. A password box pops up every time someone tries to print. The price on the website when clicking the "buy" button in the programme is only US$6.95.
Can be shutdown via task manager, so doesn't provide super strong protection (But I'm only trying to stop kids printing). Buying and registering the product is a bit awkward. I found I had to log off and on to get the registration form to show.
Perfect for stopping kids printing excessively without parents' permission.
Registering was really awkward: I tested it, decided I liked it and wanted to buy. But the only way to get the 'buy' screen up to appear again was to log off and on. Then the window appeared, I clicked "buy", but the window stayed on top of all other windows. So I had to shut the window to buy the product. I then clicked "PrintLock" in the start menu, but because it wasn't running it tried to install the programme again! So log off and on yet again to display the registration screen. Final hiccup - I paid via PayPal on their website, but then didn't receive my unlock code. I have contacted them and am hoping for a response!
Updated on Aug 5, 2009
5 days on and I still haven't received my unlock code. I have emailed the company twice, but no response. Have now opened up an official dispute via eBay and will be claiming my full money back.