PaperCut™ Print Logger

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The free print logging program

PaperCut™ Print Logger is a free print logging application for Windows systems designed to provide real-time activity logs detailing all printer use. Information tracked includes:

  • the time of print,
  • the name of the user who printed,
  • the total number of pages,
  • document names and titles,
  • other print job attributes such as paper size, color mode and more.

Print audit logs are available in a viewer friendly HTML format, or in CSV or Excel format for advanced users needing the data for further analysis.

Highlights...

  • 100% free!
  • Easy to use HTML interface.
  • Now available in English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), Chinese (Simplified), Italian and Spanish.
  • Monitor printing on all major printer makes and models.
  • Real-time print logs ensure data is always current and live.
  • Printer usage logs are available in Microsoft Excel format allowing for detailed print analysis and charting.
  • Compatible with both desktop and server versions of Microsoft Windows print queues.
  • Unobtrusive - no need to modify the printing process or configure printers differently.

Download PaperCut Print Logger

Windows download for all languages.

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FAQ

Why is PaperCut Print Logger free?

PaperCut Print Logger provides a way to get a "taste" of some of the benefits our other applications. Our main development focus is our print management software applications like PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF. If you need more than just basic print auditing, please check our other applications.

Can I install PaperCut Print Logger on my server and monitor all network printing?

If your server is set up to host print queues and workstations print to these shared queues, then installing PaperCut Print Logger on the server will monitor all printing. Computers with individually attached desktop printers will need Print Logger installed locally if monitoring these printers is desired. Consider PaperCut NG if you require centralized logging from multiple systems.

Do you provide support for PaperCut Print Logger?

Because Print Logger is a free application, we're not able to provide official support. If however you have a quick question, please feel free to contact support and our developers will do their best to help you out.

I have a virtual PDF printer or FAX printer installed. How do I stop PaperCut Print Logger from monitoring this printer/device?

By default, Print Logger will ignore and not monitor printing on most popular virtual printers. Printers can be ignored by defining the printer's name in the IgnoredPrinters setting in the configuration file located at:

C:\Program Files\PaperCut Print Logger\papercut-logger.conf

Remember to restart the PaperCut Print Logger Service in Control Panel -> Services to apply this change.

I notice you offer solutions for Apple Mac and Linux. Why is Print Logger only available for Windows?

We may look at developing a version for Mac or Linux in the future. We first need to gauge popularity. If you're interested in a version for this platform, please email support and put your vote in!

Are you planning any new features?

The goal of Print Logger is to do one job (print logging) and do it well. We may make minor tweaks and will continue to support new hardware. The main development goal is to provide a basic print audit log and we may add more features around this soon. If you're looking for advanced print management features please take a look at PaperCut NG.

Does Print Logger support Microsoft Cluster/Failover Server?

Not officially, but you may be able to set it up using a similar procedure to the cluster setup notes for PaperCut NG. For official support in a cluster environment, please consider our other applications.

Can I use the data for reporting?

The raw print log data recorded is available in a Microsoft Excel format. You may be able to use many of the features of Excel or a similar program to summarize and construct reports. If you're after pre-built reporting features, please consider PaperCut NG.

Where can I find the download?

The latest version of PaperCut Print Logger can always be downloaded from the "Download Now" link at the top of this page on www.papercut.com .

What are the different platforms supported by PaperCut Print Logger?

PaperCut Print Logger supports the print spooler service running on the following platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (any edition)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (any edition)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (any edition)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (any edition)
  • Microsoft Windows XP (any edition)

What languages is PaperCut Print Logger available in?

PaperCut Print Logger is available in:

I’ve just unboxed a new printer, how do I add it to Print Logger?

Print Logger draws its information regarding the printers from the Windows spooler, and will automatically detect when a new printer is added. When a new printer is added, Print logger will begin monitoring the new queue and logging usage.

I have a virtual PDF printer or other virtual printer installed. How do I enable PaperCut Print Logger to monitor this print queue?

By default, Print Logger will ignore and not monitor printing on most popular virtual printers. This setting can be overridden by setting the Ignorevirtualprinters setting in the configuration file located at:

C:\Program Files\PaperCut Print Logger\papercut-logger.conf
Under the line 'IgnorePrinters=' add:
Ignorevirtualprinters=off

Remember to restart the PaperCut Print Logger Service in Control Panel -> Services to apply this change.

Looking for more features?

Need more features? Check out the full PaperCut print management software for print accounting, print control, reporting, quota control, database integration, secure printing and more.