Q I have a network printer (printer with a network card). How do I set this up to work with PaperCut?
We recommend network printers for use with PaperCut. This includes printers supporting Ethernet connection methods such as “JetDirect” and “Standard TCP/IP Ports”. Network printers offer more flexibility than direct-connect printers such as USB printers. For example, a network printer can quickly be moved to a new location without any need to reinstall the printer on a new system.
Network printers should be first installed on the server (where the PaperCut server software is running) then shared to Workstations using standard Windows printer sharing. Workstations should be configured to print to the shared printer (i.e. the printer \\server\printer)
To set a network printer up in PaperCut, follow this procedure:
servernameis the network name of the server, and
printernameis the name given to the printer in step 2. above.
The video below demonstrates how to add a PaperCut managed Network Printer in Windows
If you are an End User looking to set up printing on your own workstation, check out our article on how to add printers!
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