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Driverless printing, BYOD made easy

Is BYOD a disruptive phenomenon or a business and work enabler?

With smartphones, tablets, and laptops making their way into your organization or campus, allowing users to connect to your network, find their files, and print can cause operational challenges.

According to Gartner, BYOD forces IT to wrestle with governance and compliance, mobile device management, and security of your network.

Top 5 tips to maximize your printing uptime

As network techies or SysAdmins, we usually have hundreds of balls in the air at any one time. We often end up postponing the planned work when putting out relentless spot fires. Print servers are usually at the end of the line and become one of the easiest systems to leave for another day, that […]

New and Noteworthy in PaperCut v16.1

PaperCut NG & MF 16.1 – released June 2016 A quick overview guide to 16.1. For more detail see Release Notes. Maximizing printing uptime Early Access for PaperCut MF Secure password encryption PaperCut MF refresh on Toshiba Maximizing printing uptime Printing is an essential service in business that is often overlooked until it is not […]

Bring back the dot matrix!

If you worked in an office or school during the nineties, the whirring of a dot matrix printer will be as familiar as a fax machine transmission or dial up modem tone. While some delivery environments still use this impact technology for two part forms and multipart waybills, the old dot matrix brings us back […]

Melbourne Knowledge Week and some Raspberry Pi

Guiding partners through the PaperCut application by day, and occasional technology coach at the weekends. Recently I donned the PaperCut t-shirt and got down to programming with kids and adults of all ages using Raspberry Pi and Minecraft at Melbourne Knowledge Week. The event was held by the City of Melbourne here in Victoria to […]

New and Noteworthy in PaperCut v16.0

PaperCut NG and MF v16.0 – released March 2016 A quick overview guide to the v16.0 release. For more detail see the Release Notes. Flexible printer setup with Direct Printing Notifications for Printer Groups Easier Mail Server setup New look manual PaperCut MF on Epson, Muratec, OKI and Sindoh Canon accessibility improvements for PaperCut MF

Weatherproofing your print server

  While I was a member of the Windows print spooler test team at Microsoft, one of my side tasks was to support Microsoft IT with their deployment of prerelease operating systems that hosted the print infrastructure at the main campus in Redmond. I provided support for IT when it came to printing at Microsoft […]

Diagnosing a slow print

It was a dark and stormy night when the phone rang. Ok, maybe not, but Melbourne, Australia isn’t known for its great weather! The phone did ring and I did pick it up. It was Frank* from one of our educational customers who was looking for support. He was able to quickly summarise that the […]

How to: Release Manager Roles

  Many customers use PaperCut for the secure release of print jobs using release stations or Find-Me printing. Some organizations need authorized staff to release print jobs on behalf of other print users. Think Teachers for Students, Clerks for Lawyers, Librarians for Patrons. For as long as PaperCut has been around, we’ve had the ability […]

PaperCut MF v15.3 – The making of Integrated Scanning

Having been at PaperCut for 18 months now, I was lucky enough to learn and contribute in different areas of our product. From an accessibility feature to release print jobs, Mac client transformation to use the native bar through to adding support for the IMAP protocol in Email to Print. But that only lasted two months… and then […]

New & Noteworthy in PaperCut v15.3

PaperCut 15.3 – released November 2015 A quick overview guide to 15.3. For more detail see Release Notes. Integrated Scanning Managing Large Numbers of Shared Accounts Release Manager Roles Timely Toner Notifications Integrated Scanning Integrated Scanning extends our existing print and copy management features with a simple and consistent scanning workflow at the MFD display panel. Quick […]

New & Noteworthy in PaperCut v15.2

PaperCut 15.2 – released September 2015 Ready for the next generation of operating systems Site Server resiliency now standard Printer group management Upgrading your Windows, Mac or Linux OS? When you’re ready to upgrade operating systems to Windows 10, OS X El Capitan or Linux (using systemd), PaperCut 15.2 has you covered with a complete set of supported operating systems for […]

New & Noteworthy in PaperCut v15.1

  PaperCut 15.1 – released June 2015 Extra security with user audit logs Hiding document names in print queues PaperCut LPD Service: a Windows service to accept print jobs Web Print and Email to Print now supports image file uploads Custom print job time outs New environmental calculations to support savings Dell A4 embedded integration […]