|This is a very good question. Like stated above there are advantages and disadvantages to both. |
Jet Printers (Using a Print Server Card)
- Takes the load off the servers.
- More Security options.
- Remote Management.
- Gets around print spooler problems.
- Needs driver on each computer.
- Very hard to setup routing paths to other networks.
- Requires Manual DNS entries for some printers.
- Harder to secure than with Wizards.
When Vista first came out it had problems with some of these printers because of driver problems. By taking the printer off of a print server I was able to get around these problems. It's not an issue any more because Microsoft has fixed the issues but I have a feeling that we might see the same issues with Windows 7.
To answer your question, how about both. Have print server cards in each printer but setup a print server on one of your servers. This way if the server goes down the users can still open a port to the printers IP directly.