Testing a printer's compatibility without the physical printer
Q I am planning to purchase a printer of model ABC and would like to confirm that it works with PaperCut prior to purchase. How can I do this?
Because there are so many printer/driver/OS combination out there on the market, and that model numbers change from world-region to region, we’re not able to offer a definitive list of devices. Instead we endeavor to support as wide arrange as possible and note exceptions where found (exceptions here).
PaperCut works by intercepting the print job as it passes through the server’s print queue. In most cases it is possible to test compatibility with PaperCut with only the driver (no need for the physical printer itself). Use the following procedure:
- Also see Supported Printers
- Most printer manufactures offer driver downloads on their website. If your manufacturer does not offer this, ask them to confirm that the printer is PCL or Postscript compatible or ask for prior access to the driver.
- PaperCut supports 90% of printers out-of-the-box, however from time to time driver updates can cause issues with PaperCut. If you do experience any problems while testing, please bring them to the attention of our support team. You may have downloaded a recent driver update and have found a few bugs/problems that we’d like to fix.
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