PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF are separate software products. Both are developed by PaperCut Software and share 98% of the same code base. The difference between the two products can be summarized in brief as follows:
- Use PaperCut NG for an easy to use, cost effective, print tracking and control solution.
- PaperCut MF offers all the same feature as PaperCut NG plus the ability to capture and track off-the-glass copier activity (copy, fax and scan) via hardware-level integration.
|Feature||PaperCut NG||PaperCut MF|
|Supports all major operating systems||Y||Y|
|Support printing to networked MFDs||Y||Y|
|Can track and controls off-the-glass usage (copy, fax, scan)||N||Y|
|Can use swipe cards on MFD’s for authentication and print release||N||Y|
|Supports secure print release and find-me/pull printing||Limited||Y|
|Can be totally implemented by in-house IT staff||Y||N|
|Unlimited printers at no extra cost||Y||Y|
|Self-download and trial (40-days)||Y||N|
|License cost for each device running embedded software||N/A||Y|
|License cost by number of users||Y||Y|
|Support has to be provided by the local PaperCut reseller||Optional||Y|
|Support for online payment gateways||Y||Y|
|Support for 3rd party payment hardware (e.g. kiosk and pay-stations)||N||Y|
|Support for 3rd party print job release terminals||N||Y|
|Support for Job Ticketing for Print Rooms||N||Y|
|Support for Job Ticketing for FabLabs (3d printing, laser cutting, CNC milling)||N||Y|
The PaperCut MF FAQ addresses the differences in a little more detail.
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