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Reduce waste - overview and benefits

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🔎 Admin console: Reduce Waste

Waste reduction and cost control is not about using a stick, it’s about subtly changing user behavior (a stick may help!).

PaperCut Hive and Pocket are packed full of features such as encouraging 2-sided  and black & white printing, implementing reasonable usage quotas, and full pay-for-print and print chargeback policies.

Here’s a super brief summary of what you can do to reduce printing waste in your organization:

  • Promote or force 2-sided printing. 
  • Promote or force black & white printing.
  • Display messages to users when there seems to be an unusual printing event, like a larger-than-normal number of printed pages or copies  (you can set the number), or when someone’s about to print a duplicate document.
  • Stop the accidental printing of documents that you know are restricted.
  • Warn users if the paper size they’ve selected might not be supported by the printer.

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