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I want to ensure that confidential documents don't print until I release them at the device.

 

Brother Secure Print allows you to send print jobs to your device and delay their release until you enter a password on the device's control panel. Set the password in the printer driver before printing each sensitive document and then use the same password at the device to release and print your document.


To check if your device supports the Secure Print feature, see your model's Online User's Guide.

Use Secure Print for Windows >

Use Secure Print for Mac >

Use Secure Print for Windows

  1. Select the print command in your application.

  2. Select Brother XXX-XXXX (where XXX-XXXX is the name of your model), and then click the printing properties or preferences button.
    The printer driver window appears.

  3. Click the Advanced tab.

  4. Click the Settings button in the Secure Print field.

  5. Select the Secure Print check box.

  6. Type your four-digit password in the Password field.

    Tip:

    You must set a separate password for each document.

  7. Type the User Name and Job Name in the text field, if needed.

  8. Click OK to close the Secure Print Settings window.

  9. Click OK.

  10. Complete your print operation.

    NOTE:

    When you print a document, it will wait in the printer's queue until you release it at the device using your Secure Print password.

  11. Follow the instructions for your machine's LCD type to release the print job:


    For more information, see your model's Online User's Guide.

    • 3.7 in. (93.4 mm) or larger Touchscreen LCD

      1. On the machine's control panel, swipe left or right or press ◀ or ▶ to display the [Secure Print] option, and then press [Secure Print].

      2. Swipe up or down or press ▲ or ▼ to display user names, and then press your user name.
        The LCD displays the list of secured jobs for your name.

      3. Swipe up or down or press ▲ or ▼ to display the print job, and then press it.

      4. Enter your four-digit password, and then press [OK].

      5. Enter the number of copies you want.

      6. Press [Start].

    • 2.7 in. (67.5 mm) Touchscreen LCD

      1. On the machine's control panel, press [Functions].

      2. Press [Secure Print].

      3. Press ▲ or ▼ to display user names, and then press your user name.
        The LCD displays the list of secured jobs for your name.

      4. Press ▲ or ▼ to display the print job, and then press it.

      5. Enter your four-digit password, and then press [OK].

      6. Enter the number of copies you want.

      7. Press [Start].

    • 1.8 in. (44.9 mm) Touchscreen LCD

      1. On the machine's control panel, press [Functions].

      2. Press [Secure].

      3. Press ▲ or ▼ to display user names, and then press your user name.
        The LCD displays the list of secured jobs for that name.

      4. Press ▲ or ▼ to display the print job you want to print, and then press it.

      5. Enter your four-digit password, and then press [OK].

      6. Enter the number of copies you want.

      7. Press [Start].

    • 1-line or 2-line LCD

      1. On the machine's control panel, press Secure or Menu.
        - If you pressed Secure, go to step 13.
        - If you pressed Menu, press ▲ or ▼ to display the [Secure Print] option, and then press OK.

      2. Press ▲ or ▼ to display user names, and then press OK.
        The LCD displays the list of secured jobs for your name.

      3. Press ▲ or ▼ to display the print job, and then press OK.

      4. Enter your four-digit password, and then press OK.

      5. Press ▲ or ▼ to select the [Print] option, and then press OK.

      6. Press ▲ or ▼ to enter the number of copies you want.

      7. Press OK.


After the secured data prints, it is cleared from the printer's memory.

Use Secure Print for Mac

  1. From an application, click the File menu, and then select Print.

  2. Select Brother XXX-XXXX (where XXX-XXXX is the name of your model).

  3. Click the application pop-up menu, and then select the Secure Print option.
    The Secure Print options appear.

  4. Select the Secure Print check box.

  5. Type your user name, job name, and a four-digit password.

  6. Click Print.

    NOTE:

    When you print a document, it will wait in the printer's queue until you release it at the device using your Secure Print password.

  7. Follow the instructions for your machine's LCD type to release the print job:


    For more information, see your model's Online User's Guide.

    • 3.7 in. (93.4 mm) or larger Touchscreen LCD

      1. On the machine's control panel, swipe left or right or press ◀ or ▶ to display the [Secure Print] option, and then press [Secure Print].

      2. Swipe up or down or press ▲ or ▼ to display user names, and then press your user name.
        The LCD displays the list of secured jobs for your name.

      3. Swipe up or down or press ▲ or ▼ to display the print job, and then press it.

      4. Enter your four-digit password, and then press [OK].

      5. Enter the number of copies you want.

      6. Press [Start].

    • 2.7 in. (67.5 mm) Touchscreen LCD

      1. On the machine's control panel, press [Functions].

      2. Press [Secure Print].

      3. Press ▲ or ▼ to display user names, and then press your user name.
        The LCD displays the list of secured jobs for your name.

      4. Press ▲ or ▼ to display the print job, and then press it.

      5. Enter your four-digit password, and then press [OK].

      6. Enter the number of copies you want.

      7. Press [Start].

    • 1.8 in. (44.9 mm) Touchscreen LCD

      1. On the machine's control panel, press [Functions].

      2. Press [Secure].

      3. Press ▲ or ▼ to display user names, and then press your user name.
        The LCD displays the list of secured jobs for that name.

      4. Press ▲ or ▼ to display the print job you want to print, and then press it.

      5. Enter your four-digit password, and then press [OK].

      6. Enter the number of copies you want.

      7. Press [Start].

    • 1-line or 2-line LCD

      1. On the machine's control panel, press Secure or Menu.
        - If you pressed Secure, go to step 9.
        - If you pressed Menu, press ▲ or ▼ to display the [Secure Print] option, and then press OK.

      2. Press ▲ or ▼ to display user names, and then press OK.
        The LCD displays the list of secured jobs for your name.

      3. Press ▲ or ▼ to display the print job, and then press OK.

      4. Enter your four-digit password, and then press OK.

      5. Press ▲ or ▼ to select the [Print] option, and then press OK.

      6. Press ▲ or ▼ to enter the number of copies you want.

      7. Press OK.


After the secured data prints, it is cleared from the printer's memory.