Charging different amounts according to different Paper Types
Q Is it possible to charge a user a different amount depending on what the paper type is, such as Photo Paper versus Premium Bond Paper?
Yes, it is possible using the Advanced Client Selection popup and selecting the appropriate charge rate. This is a common scenario at Engineering and Architectural sites, where they need to bill their clients for the type of paper that was used (say for different plotter media). There are two steps to set this up:
Users → Details → Account Selection → Show the advanced account selection popup.
Draft Paper:80%, Standard Paper:100%, Transparency:130%, Photo Paper:200%, Mylar Film:400%would allow the user to choose from a popup of 5 paper types.
Another possibility is to set up different print queues for the same printer but with different charging associated with each queue.
Currently, the PaperCut Print Provider does not export the paper type back to the Application Server. And therefore, in the Advanced Charging section we do not currently include the charging type according to the Paper type yet. However, this may be a possibility for the future if there was enough interest from customers.
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