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# Use [[https://www.papercut.com/|PaperCut NG]] when you need to manage and control printing. It's an easy to use, cost effective print tracking and control solution.
# [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/|PaperCut MF]] goes beyond just print, with the ability to manage and track off-the-glass copier activity, including scan, copy and fax via hardware-level integration.
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# Use [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/|PaperCut NG]] when you need to manage and control printing. It's an easy to use, cost effective print tracking and control solution.
# [[https://www.papercut.com/products/mf/|PaperCut MF]] goes beyond just print, with the ability to manage and track off-the-glass copier activity, including scan, copy and fax via hardware-level integration.
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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 [[https
://www.papercut.com/|PaperCut NG]] for an easy to use, cost effective, print tracking and control solution.
# [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/|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.

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'''Feature''' ||! '''PaperCut NG''' ||! '''PaperCut MF''' ||
||Unlimited printers at no extra cost || Y || Y ||
||License cost by number of users || Y || Y ||
||License cost for each device running embedded software || N/A || Y ||
||Can be totally implemented by in-house IT staff || Y || N  ||
||Self-download and trial (40-days) || Y || N ||
||Support has to be provided by the local PaperCut reseller || Optional || Y ||
||Supports all major operating systems || Y || Y ||
||Can track network print traffic || Y || Y ||
||Can track local print traffic ||Y||Y||
||BYOD and mobile printing support for all devices || Y || Y ||
||Supports secure print release and find-me/pull printing || Limited || Y ||
||Works with online payment gateways || Y || Y ||
||Can track and control walk-up features on MFDs (copy, fax, scan) || N || Y ||
||Includes Integrated Scanning to email, network folders and the cloud ||N||Y||
||Includes Job Ticketing feature for Print Rooms and [=FabLabs=] || N || Y ||
||Supports card authentication at printers and MFDs || N || Y ||
||Works with 3rd party print job release terminals and Payment Kiosks || N || Y ||
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PaperCut Software provides 2 powerful print management solutions: PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF. Both solutions offer an ability to reduce waste, control costs, integrate BYOD printing and improve security.

The difference between the two products can be summarized in brief as follows
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# Use [[https:
//www.papercut.com/|PaperCut NG]] when you need to manage and control printing. It's an easy to use, cost effective print tracking and control solution.
# [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/|
PaperCut MF]] goes beyond just print, with the ability to manage and track off-the-glass copier activity, including scan, copy and fax via hardware-level integration. 

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Summary'''

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||Includes Job Ticketing feature for Print Rooms, [=FabLabs=] and CNC milling || N || Y ||
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||Unlimited printers at no extra cost || Y || Y ||
||License cost by number of users || Y || Y ||
||License cost for each device running embedded software || N/A || Y ||
||Can be totally implemented by in-house IT staff || Y || N  ||
||Self-download and trial (40-days) || Y || N ||
||Support has to be provided by the local PaperCut reseller || Optional
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||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 ||
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||Can track network print traffic || Y || Y ||
||Can track local print traffic ||Y||Y||
||BYOD and mobile printing support for all devices || Y || Y ||
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||BYOD and mobile printing support for all devices|| Y || 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 ||
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||Works with online payment gateways || Y || Y ||
||Can track and control walk-up features on MFDs (copy, fax, scan) || N || Y ||
||Includes Integrated Scanning to email, network folders, and home folders ||N||Y||
||Includes Scan to Cloud Storage
||N||Y||
||Includes Job Ticketing feature for Print Rooms, [=FabLabs=], and CNC milling || N || Y ||
||Supports card authentication at printers and MFDs
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||Works with 3rd party print job release terminals and Payment Kiosks || N || Y ||
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||Support for Job Ticketing for FabLabs  (3d printing, laser cutting, CNC milling) || N || Y ||
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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 simply summerized as follows:
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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:
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The [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/faq/|PaperCut MF FAQ]] addresses the differences in a little more detail.

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PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF are separate software products. Both are developed by ''PaperCut Software'' and are share 98% of the same code base.  The difference between the two products can be simply summerized as follows:
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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 simply summerized as follows:
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!!Introduction
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PaperCut NG was introduced in 2006 and was a re-write of the then current PaperCut product to support scalability, multiple platforms and increased functionality. PaperCut MF, released in 2009, is based on the NG product but with support for "off the glass" tracking of copies, faxes and scans with hardware level integration. This article explains the differences in greater detail. However to express it simply:

# Use PaperCut NG is you only have printers
and want an easy to use, cost effective, print tracking and cost recovery solution.
# If you need to capture off the glass activity then use PaperCut MF
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PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF are separate software products. Both are developed by ''PaperCut Software'' and are share 98% of the same code base.  The difference between the two products can be simply summerized as follows:

# Use [[https://www.papercut.com/|PaperCut NG]] for an easy to use
, cost effective, print tracking and control solution.
# [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/|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.
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||Can use terminals and swipe cards at the device|| N || Y ||
||Off the glass tracking supported|| N || Y ||
||Can be totally implemented by the IT dept
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||Supports printers|| Y || Y ||
||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 dept|| Y || N
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||Support for 3rd party payment hardware
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February 13, 2012, at 06:05 AM by Alec - Updated after review from Chris
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PaperCut NG was introduced in 2006 and was a re-write of the then current PaperCut product to support scalability, multiple platforms and increased functionality. PaperCut MF, released in 2009, is based on the NG product but with support for "off the glass tracking (of copies, faxes and scans). This article explains the differences in greater detail. However to express it simply:
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PaperCut NG was introduced in 2006 and was a re-write of the then current PaperCut product to support scalability, multiple platforms and increased functionality. PaperCut MF, released in 2009, is based on the NG product but with support for "off the glass" tracking of copies, faxes and scans with hardware level integration. This article explains the differences in greater detail. However to express it simply:
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PaperCut NG was introduced in 2006 and was a re-write of the then current PaperCut product to support scalability, multiple platforms and increased functionality. PaperCut MF, released in 2009, is based based on the NG product but with support for device terminals and multi function devices (MFD). This article explains the differences in greater detail. However to express it simply:
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PaperCut NG was introduced in 2006 and was a re-write of the then current PaperCut product to support scalability, multiple platforms and increased functionality. PaperCut MF, released in 2009, is based on the NG product but with support for "off the glass tracking (of copies, faxes and scans). This article explains the differences in greater detail. However to express it simply:
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# If you are using terminals or [=MFDs=] then use PaperCut MF

N.B. A MFD is a more complex device with an embedded computer, user interface features (screen and keyboard), network connections and devices such as a scanner and fax. They are avlaibel in a wide range of models with different features and price points.

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# If you need to capture off the glass activity then use PaperCut MF
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||Off the glass tracking supported|| N || Y ||
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PaperCut NG was introduced in 2006 and was a re-write of the current PaperCut product to support scalability, multiple platforms and increased functionality. PaperCut MF, released in 2009, is based based on the NG product but with support for device terminals and multi function devices (MFD). This article explains the differences in greater detail. However to express it simply

# Use PaperCut NG is you only printers and want an easy to use cost effective print tracking and cost recovery solution.
# If you are using terminals or MFDs then use PaperCut MF
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PaperCut NG was introduced in 2006 and was a re-write of the then current PaperCut product to support scalability, multiple platforms and increased functionality. PaperCut MF, released in 2009, is based based on the NG product but with support for device terminals and multi function devices (MFD). This article explains the differences in greater detail. However to express it simply:

# Use PaperCut NG is you only have printers and want an easy to use, cost effective, print tracking and cost recovery solution.
# If you are using terminals or [=MFDs=] then use PaperCut MF
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PaperCut NG was introduced in 2006 and was a rewrite of the re-write PaperCut product to support scalability, multiple platforms and increased functionality. PaperCut MF, released in 2009, is based based on the NG product but with support for device terminals and multi function devices (MFD). This article explains the differences in greater detail. However to express it simply
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PaperCut NG was introduced in 2006 and was a re-write of the current PaperCut product to support scalability, multiple platforms and increased functionality. PaperCut MF, released in 2009, is based based on the NG product but with support for device terminals and multi function devices (MFD). This article explains the differences in greater detail. However to express it simply
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||Can be installed by customer|| Y || N ||
||Unlimited printers at no extra cost|| Y || N ||
||License Cost per MFD|| N/A || Y ||
||License cost by number of users|| Y || Y ||

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||MFD are supported||N||Y||
||Can be installed by customer||Y|||N||
||Unlimited printers at no extra cost||Y||N||
||License Cost per MFD||N/A||Y||
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(:title What is the difference between PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF:)

!!Introduction

PaperCut NG was introduced in 2006 and was a rewrite of the re-write PaperCut product to support scalability, multiple platforms and increased functionality. PaperCut MF, released in 2009, is based based on the NG product but with support for device terminals and multi function devices (MFD). This article explains the differences in greater detail. However to express it simply

# Use PaperCut NG is you only printers and want an easy to use cost effective print tracking and cost recovery solution.
# If you are using terminals or MFDs then use PaperCut MF

N.B. A MFD is a more complex device with an embedded computer, user interface features (screen and keyboard), network connections and devices such as a scanner and fax. They are avlaibel in a wide range of models with different features and price points.

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