(This is an older news post that has been migrated into the blog)
Today we’ve released PaperCut version 10.2, and with it a frequently requested feature: page-level color detection for PCL6 drivers. PaperCut’s page-level color detection performs a detailed analysis of print jobs to determine the usage of color on a per-page basis. E.g. when a student prints a 20 page assignment with color on just the front page they will still get the grayscale discount on the other 19 pages. Previously page-level color detection was available on PostScript, PCL5 and HPGL drivers. Now we have added PCL6 / PCLXL to that list. Together this adds up to page-level color detection support for the vast majority of printers in use today.
Another notable feature in this release is quotas for shared accounts. This is a useful feature for those wanting to set up department budgets or cost goals. E.g. A regular payment of $500 per month can be made to the English department account. When the balance dips below $0 the department is over their budget/cost goal, and the reports will make that stick out like a sore thumb!
We’ve also been getting a lot of positive feedback about the advanced scripting feature introduced in version 10.1. It’s well worth a look if you hadn’t had the chance to try it out yet. Let us know what you think.