When adding a printer to a system, you specify a printer name for the printer.
A printer name must adhere to these guidelines:
The printer name must be unique among all printers within the bounds of an administrative domain.
The printer name can have a maximum of 14 alphanumeric characters, which can include dashes and underscores.
Printer names can now include a dot (.) and be up to 255 characters in length.
The printer name should be easy to remember and can identify the type of printer, its location, or the print server name.
Establish a naming convention that works for your site. For example, if you have different types of printers on the network, including the printer type as part of the printer name can help users choose an appropriate printer. For instance, you could identify PostScript printers with the letters PS. However, if all of the printers at your site are PostScript printers, you would not need to include the initials PS as part of the printer name.