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PaperCut Software’s application [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/ | PaperCut NG]] is the ideal solution for introducing print quotas.  PaperCut NG uses a monetary-based (or unit-based) approach allowing administrators to charge different amounts for different types of printers and print jobs.  For example the system administrator may define a low cost on the high volume black and white printer and a large cost on a color printer.  This ensures users 'think' before they press the print button!  The monetary-based approach ensures users are restricted to sensible use but still leaves the flexibility in the end-users' hands (i.e. do I really need color for this document?).
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PaperCut Software’s application [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/printer-control-for-education/ | PaperCut NG]] is the ideal solution for introducing print quotas.  PaperCut NG uses a monetary-based (or unit-based) approach allowing administrators to charge different amounts for different types of printers and print jobs.  For example the system administrator may define a low cost on the high volume black and white printer and a large cost on a color printer.  This ensures users 'think' before they press the print button!  The monetary-based approach ensures users are restricted to sensible use but still leaves the flexibility in the end-users' hands (i.e. do I really need color for this document?).
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In a large school, college, university or education based organization, you might like to consider running a stricter quota based system by requiring users to pay for their printing upfront or in arrears.  This is referred to as a user-pays pre-paid or bill-back system, or a [[PrintCharging | print charging]] system.  Again PaperCut NG can help implement such as system with features such as its web-based administration and [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/topup_cards/ | Pre-Paid/TopUp Cards]].
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In a large school, college, university or education based organization, you might like to consider running a stricter quota based system by requiring users to pay for their printing upfront or in arrears.  This is referred to as a user-pays pre-paid or bill-back system, or a [[PrintCharging | print charging]] system.  Again PaperCut NG can help implement such as system with features such as its web-based administration and [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/balance-recharge/top-up-cards/ | Pre-Paid/TopUp Cards]].
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It will work with most printer, MFD and copier makes.  Also make sure you check out the [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/ | screenshots]]!
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It will work with most printer, MFD and copier makes.  Also make sure you check out the [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/ | screenshots]]!
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Implementing a simple [[https://www.papercut.com/|print quota]] system is the key to reducing the cost associated with printing in a network environment.  The concept of "quotas" in the computing environment has been around for a long time.  In the initial days of computing where processor power was a big limitation, high-end mainframe and Unix systems implemented a processor-time allocation on a per-user basis (CPU quotas).  This allowed all users to access a "fair share" of processing time.  For example a user might have had one hour a day of processor time to run their programs and calculations.
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Implementing a simple [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/print-quotas/|print quota]] system is the key to reducing the cost associated with printing in a network environment.  The concept of "quotas" in the computing environment has been around for a long time.  In the initial days of computing where processor power was a big limitation, high-end mainframe and Unix systems implemented a processor-time allocation on a per-user basis (CPU quotas).  This allowed all users to access a "fair share" of processing time.  For example a user might have had one hour a day of processor time to run their programs and calculations.
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Implementing a simple '''print quota''' system is the key to reducing the cost associated with printing in a network environment.  The concept of "quotas" in the computing environment has been around for a long time.  In the initial days of computing where processor power was a big limitation, high-end mainframe and Unix systems implemented a processor-time allocation on a per-user basis (CPU quotas).  This allowed all users to access a "fair share" of processing time.  For example a user might have had one hour a day of processor time to run their programs and calculations.
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Implementing a simple [[https://www.papercut.com/|print quota]] system is the key to reducing the cost associated with printing in a network environment.  The concept of "quotas" in the computing environment has been around for a long time.  In the initial days of computing where processor power was a big limitation, high-end mainframe and Unix systems implemented a processor-time allocation on a per-user basis (CPU quotas).  This allowed all users to access a "fair share" of processing time.  For example a user might have had one hour a day of processor time to run their programs and calculations.
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Printing and the infrastructure to support printing (printer hardware, toner, paper, and the poor tech who un-jams the printer) should also be thought of as limited network resources.  Implementing print quotas and the associated [[print management software | https://www.papercut.com/]] is an effective way to reduce costs and promote responsible use.
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Printing and the infrastructure to support printing (printer hardware, toner, paper, and the poor tech who un-jams the printer) should also be thought of as limited network resources.  Implementing print quotas and the associated [[https://www.papercut.com/|print management software]] is an effective way to reduce costs and promote responsible use.
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Printing and the infrastructure to support printing (printer hardware, toner, paper, and the poor tech who un-jams the printer) should also be thought of as limited network resources.  Implementing print quotas and the associated print management software is an effective way to reduce costs and promote responsible use.
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Printing and the infrastructure to support printing (printer hardware, toner, paper, and the poor tech who un-jams the printer) should also be thought of as limited network resources.  Implementing print quotas and the associated [[print management software | https://www.papercut.com/]] is an effective way to reduce costs and promote responsible use.
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Implementing a simple '''print quota''' system is the key to reducing the cost associated with printing in a network environment.  The concept of "quotas" in the computing environment has been around for a long time.  In the initial days of computing where processor power was a big limitation, high-end mainframe and Unix systems implemented a processor-time allocation per user basis (CPU Quotas).  This allowed all users to access a “fair share” of processing time.  For example a user may have one hour a day of processor time to run their programs and calculations.

As processors became more powerful (we all have a 1980’s super computer sitting on our desk today!), disk storage was the next stretched resource.  Operating systems implemented disk quotas to restrict a user’s disk usage to "expected" limits.  The Unix operating system has supported disk quotas since the 1960’s.  Microsoft server operating systems introduced this functionality in Windows 2000 and 2003. 

Printing and the infrastructure to support printing (printer hardware, toner, paper, and the poor tech who un-jams the printer!) should also be thought of as limited network resource.  Implementing print quotas an an associated print management program is an effective way to reduce costs and promote responsible use.

PaperCut Software’s application [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/ |PaperCut NG]] is the ideal solution for introducing print quotas.  PaperCut NG uses a monetary-based (or unit-based) approach allowing administrators to charge different amounts for different types of printers and print jobs.  For example the system administrator may define a low cost on the high volume black and white printer and a large cost on a color printer.  This ensures users "think" before they press the print button!  The monetary-based approach ensures users are restricted to sensible use but still leaves the flexibility in the end-users hands (i.e. do I really need color for this document?)
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Implementing a simple '''print quota''' system is the key to reducing the cost associated with printing in a network environment.  The concept of "quotas" in the computing environment has been around for a long time.  In the initial days of computing where processor power was a big limitation, high-end mainframe and Unix systems implemented a processor-time allocation on a per-user basis (CPU quotas).  This allowed all users to access a "fair share" of processing time.  For example a user might have had one hour a day of processor time to run their programs and calculations.

As processors became more powerful (we all have a 1980's super computer sitting on our desk today!), disk storage was the next stretched resource.  Operating systems implemented disk quotas to restrict users' disk usage to "expected" limits.  The Unix operating system has supported disk quotas since the 1960's.  Microsoft server operating systems introduced this functionality in Windows 2000 and 2003. 

Printing and the infrastructure to support printing (printer hardware, toner, paper, and the poor tech who un-jams the printer) should also be thought of as limited network resources.  Implementing print quotas and the associated print management software is an effective way to reduce costs and promote responsible use.

PaperCut Software’s application [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/ | PaperCut NG]] is the ideal solution for introducing print quotas.  PaperCut NG uses a monetary-based (or unit-based) approach allowing administrators to charge different amounts for different types of printers and print jobs.  For example the system administrator may define a low cost on the high volume black and white printer and a large cost on a color printer.  This ensures users 'think' before they press the print button!  The monetary-based approach ensures users are restricted to sensible use but still leaves the flexibility in the end-users' hands (i.e. do I really need color for this document?).
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* Encourage the correct selection of printers  (printing color when colour is really required).
* Smooth out printer load by encouraging the use of printer designed for specific tasks.
* Benefit the environment by saving a few trees!

If you’re a large school, college, university or education based organization, you might like to consider running a stricter quota based system by requiring users to pay for their printing upfront.  This is referred
to as a user-pays, bill-back system or [[PrintCharging | print charging]] system.  Again PaperCut NG can help implement such as system with features such as its web-based administration and [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/topup_cards/ | Pre-Paid/TopUp Cards]].

The PaperCut NG software for Win,
Apple Mac, and Linux (CUPS/Samba/LPR) is available for download from:
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* Encourage the correct selection of printers (only printing color when color is really required).
* Smooth out printer load by encouraging the use of printers designed for specific tasks.
* Benefit the environment by saving the resources involved in paper, toner / ink and printer construction and usage.

In a large school, college, university or education based organization, you might like to consider running a stricter quota based system by requiring users
to pay for their printing upfront or in arrears.  This is referred to as a user-pays pre-paid or bill-back system, or a [[PrintCharging | print charging]] system.  Again PaperCut NG can help implement such as system with features such as its web-based administration and [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/topup_cards/ | Pre-Paid/TopUp Cards]].

The PaperCut NG software for Windows
, Apple Mac, and Linux (CUPS/Samba/LPR) is available for download from:
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It will work with most printer, MFD and copier makes.  Also make sure you check out the [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/ | screen-shots]]!

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It will work with most printer, MFD and copier makes.  Also make sure you check out the [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/tour/ | screenshots]]!
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and make sure you check out the [[http://papercut.biz/products/ng/tour/ | screen-shots]].
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It will work with most printer, MFD and copier makes.  Also make sure you check out the [[http://papercut.biz/products/ng/tour/ | screen-shots]]!
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Printing and the infrastructure to support printing (printers, toner and paper) should also be thought of as limited network resource.  Implementing print quotas an an associated print management program is an effective way to reduce costs and promote responsible use.
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Printing and the infrastructure to support printing (printer hardware, toner, paper, and the poor tech who un-jams the printer!) should also be thought of as limited network resource.  Implementing print quotas an an associated print management program is an effective way to reduce costs and promote responsible use.
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* Encourage the correct selection of printers  (printing colour when color is really required).
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* Encourage the correct selection of printers  (printing color when colour is really required).
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If you’re a large school, college, university or education based organization, you might like to consider running a stricter quota based system by requiring users to pay for their printing upfront.  This is referred to as a user-pays system or [[PrintCharging | Print Charging]] system.  Again PaperCut NG can help implement such as system with features such as its [[Web Tools | +]] administration and [[http://papercut.biz/products/ng/tour/topup_cards/ | Pre-Paid/TopUp Cards]].
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If you’re a large school, college, university or education based organization, you might like to consider running a stricter quota based system by requiring users to pay for their printing upfront.  This is referred to as a user-pays, bill-back system or [[PrintCharging | print charging]] system.  Again PaperCut NG can help implement such as system with features such as its web-based administration and [[http://papercut.biz/products/ng/tour/topup_cards/ | Pre-Paid/TopUp Cards]].
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As processors became more powerful (we all have a 1980’s super computer sitting on our desk today!), disk storage was the next stretched resource.  Operating systems implemented disk quotas to restricte a user’s disk usage to "expected" limits.  The Unix operating system has supported disk quotas since the 1960’s.  Microsoft server operating systems introduced this functionality in Windows 2000 and 2003. 

Printing and the infrastructure to support printing (printers, toner and paper) should also be thought of as limited network resource.  Implementing print quotas is an effective way to reduce costs and promote responsible use.

PaperCut Software’s application [[http://papercut.biz/products/ng/ |PaperCut NG]] is the ideal solution for introducing print quotas
.  PaperCut NG uses a monetary-based approach allowing administrators to charge different amounts for different types of printers and print jobs.  For example the system administrator may define a low cost on the high volume black and white printer and a large cost on a color printer.  This ensures users "think" before they press the print button!  The monetary-based approach ensures users are restricted to sensible use but still leaves the flexibility in the end-users hands (i.e. do I really need color for this document?)
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As processors became more powerful (we all have a 1980’s super computer sitting on our desk today!), disk storage was the next stretched resource.  Operating systems implemented disk quotas to restrict a user’s disk usage to "expected" limits.  The Unix operating system has supported disk quotas since the 1960’s.  Microsoft server operating systems introduced this functionality in Windows 2000 and 2003. 

Printing and the infrastructure to support printing (printers, toner and paper) should also be thought of as limited network resource.  Implementing print quotas an an associated print management program is an effective way to reduce costs and promote responsible use.

PaperCut Software’s application [[http://papercut
.biz/products/ng/ |PaperCut NG]] is the ideal solution for introducing print quotas.  PaperCut NG uses a monetary-based (or unit-based) approach allowing administrators to charge different amounts for different types of printers and print jobs.  For example the system administrator may define a low cost on the high volume black and white printer and a large cost on a color printer.  This ensures users "think" before they press the print button!  The monetary-based approach ensures users are restricted to sensible use but still leaves the flexibility in the end-users hands (i.e. do I really need color for this document?)
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If you’re a large school, university or education based organization, you might like to consider running a stricter quota based system by requiring users to pay for their printing upfront.  This is referred to as a user-pays system or [[PrintCharging | Print Charging]] system.  Again PaperCut NG can help implement such as system with features such as its [[Web Tools | +]] administration and [[http://papercut.biz/products/ng/tour/topup_cards/ | TopUp Cards]].

The PaperCut NG software is available for download from:
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If you’re a large school, college, university or education based organization, you might like to consider running a stricter quota based system by requiring users to pay for their printing upfront.  This is referred to as a user-pays system or [[PrintCharging | Print Charging]] system.  Again PaperCut NG can help implement such as system with features such as its [[Web Tools | +]] administration and [[http://papercut.biz/products/ng/tour/topup_cards/ | Pre-Paid/TopUp Cards]].

The PaperCut NG software for Win, Apple Mac, and Linux (CUPS/Samba/LPR) is available for download from:
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PaperCut Software’s application [[http://www.papercut.biz/pcstandard.htm |PaperCut Quota]] is the ideal solution for introducing print quotas.  PaperCut Quota uses a monetary-based approach allowing administrators to charge different amounts for different types of printers and print jobs.  For example the system administrator may define a low cost on the high volume black and white printer and a large cost on a color printer.  This ensures users "think" before they press the print button!  The monetary-based approach ensures users are restricted to sensible use but still leaves the flexibility in the end-users hands (i.e. do I really need color for this document?)
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PaperCut Software’s application [[http://papercut.biz/products/ng/ |PaperCut NG]] is the ideal solution for introducing print quotas.  PaperCut NG uses a monetary-based approach allowing administrators to charge different amounts for different types of printers and print jobs.  For example the system administrator may define a low cost on the high volume black and white printer and a large cost on a color printer.  This ensures users "think" before they press the print button!  The monetary-based approach ensures users are restricted to sensible use but still leaves the flexibility in the end-users hands (i.e. do I really need color for this document?)
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If you’re a large school, university or education based organization, you might like to consider running a stricter quota based system by requiring users to pay for their printing upfront.  This is referred to as a user-pays system or [[PrintCharging | Print Charging]] system.  Again PaperCut Quota can help implement such as system with features such as its [[http://www.papercut.biz/screen_webadmin.htm |Web Tools]] administration and [[http://www.papercut.biz/screen_topup.htm |TopUp Cards]].

The PaperCut Quota software is available for download from:
->http://www.papercut.biz/pcstandard_download.htm

Network managers or system administrators are also encouraged to use the
[[http://www.papercut.biz/docs/ImplementingPaperCutQuota.pdf |PaperCut Quota Implementation Guide]] to help plan the installation and rollout.

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If you’re a large school, university or education based organization, you might like to consider running a stricter quota based system by requiring users to pay for their printing upfront.  This is referred to as a user-pays system or [[PrintCharging | Print Charging]] system.  Again PaperCut NG can help implement such as system with features such as its [[Web Tools | +]] administration and [[http://papercut.biz/products/ng/tour/topup_cards/ | TopUp Cards]].

The PaperCut NG software is available for download from:
->http://papercut.biz/products/ng/download/

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If you’re a large school, university or education based organization, you might like to consider running a stricter quota based system by requiring users to pay for their printing upfront.  This is referred to as a user-pays system or PrintCharging system.  Again PaperCut Quota can help implement such as system with features such as its [[http://www.papercut.biz/screen_webadmin.htm |Web Tools]] administration and [[http://www.papercut.biz/screen_topup.htm |TopUp Cards]].
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If you’re a large school, university or education based organization, you might like to consider running a stricter quota based system by requiring users to pay for their printing upfront.  This is referred to as a user-pays system or [[PrintCharging | Print Charging]] system.  Again PaperCut Quota can help implement such as system with features such as its [[http://www.papercut.biz/screen_webadmin.htm |Web Tools]] administration and [[http://www.papercut.biz/screen_topup.htm |TopUp Cards]].
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As processors became more powerful (we all have a 1980’s super computer sitting on our desk today!), disk storage was the next stretched resource.  Operating systems implemented disk quotas to restricte a user’s disk usage to "expected" limits.  The Unix operating system has supported disk quotas since the 1960’s.  Microsoft server operating systems introduced this functionality in Windows 2000. 
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As processors became more powerful (we all have a 1980’s super computer sitting on our desk today!), disk storage was the next stretched resource.  Operating systems implemented disk quotas to restricte a user’s disk usage to "expected" limits.  The Unix operating system has supported disk quotas since the 1960’s.  Microsoft server operating systems introduced this functionality in Windows 2000 and 2003
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Implementing a simple '''print quota''' system is the key to reducing the cost associated with printing in a network environment.  The concept of "quotas" in the computing environment has been around for a long time.  In the initial days of computing where processor power was a big limitation, high-end mainframe and Unix systems implemented a processor-time based allocation on a per user basis.  This allowed all users to access a “fair share” of processing time.  For example a user may have one hour a day of processor time to run their programs and calculations.
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Implementing a simple '''print quota''' system is the key to reducing the cost associated with printing in a network environment.  The concept of "quotas" in the computing environment has been around for a long time.  In the initial days of computing where processor power was a big limitation, high-end mainframe and Unix systems implemented a processor-time allocation per user basis (CPU Quotas).  This allowed all users to access a “fair share” of processing time.  For example a user may have one hour a day of processor time to run their programs and calculations.
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Implementing a simple '''print quota''' system is the key to reducing the cost associated with printing in a network environment.  The concept of "quotas" in the computing environment has been around for a long time.  In the initial days of computing where processor power was a big limitation, high-end mainframe and Unix systems implemented a processor-time based allocation on a per user basis.  This allowed all users go access a “fair share” of processing time.  For example a user may have one hour a day of processor time to run their programs and calculations.
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Implementing a simple '''print quota''' system is the key to reducing the cost associated with printing in a network environment.  The concept of "quotas" in the computing environment has been around for a long time.  In the initial days of computing where processor power was a big limitation, high-end mainframe and Unix systems implemented a processor-time based allocation on a per user basis.  This allowed all users to access a “fair share” of processing time.  For example a user may have one hour a day of processor time to run their programs and calculations.
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As processors became more powerful (we all have a 1980’s super computer sitting on our desk today!), disk storage became the next increasingly important and stretched resource.  Operating systems implemented per-user quotas restricting a user’s disk usage.  The Unix operating system has supported disk quotas since the 1960’s and all Microsoft server operating systems since Windows 2000 have included disk quotas support
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As processors became more powerful (we all have a 1980’s super computer sitting on our desk today!), disk storage was the next stretched resource.  Operating systems implemented disk quotas to restricte a user’s disk usage to "expected" limits.  The Unix operating system has supported disk quotas since the 1960’s. Microsoft server operating systems introduced this functionality in Windows 2000
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Printing and the infrastructure to support printing (printers, toner and paper) should also be thought of as limited network resource.  Implementing a print quota is an effective way to reduce costs and promote responsible use.
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Printing and the infrastructure to support printing (printers, toner and paper) should also be thought of as limited network resource.  Implementing print quotas is an effective way to reduce costs and promote responsible use.
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PaperCut Software’s application [[http://www.papercut.biz/pcstandard.htm PaperCut Quota]] is the ideal solution for introducing print quotas.  PaperCut Quota uses a monetary-based approach allowing administrators to charge different amounts for different types of printers and print jobs.  For example the system administrator may define a low cost on the high volume black and white printer while a large cost on a color printer.  This ensures users "think" before they press the print button!  The monetary-based approach ensures users are restricted to sensible use but still leaves the flexibility in the end-users hands (i.e. do I really need color for this document?)
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PaperCut Software’s application [[http://www.papercut.biz/pcstandard.htm PaperCut Quota]] is the ideal solution for introducing print quotas.  PaperCut Quota uses a monetary-based approach allowing administrators to charge different amounts for different types of printers and print jobs.  For example the system administrator may define a low cost on the high volume black and white printer and a large cost on a color printer.  This ensures users "think" before they press the print button!  The monetary-based approach ensures users are restricted to sensible use but still leaves the flexibility in the end-users hands (i.e. do I really need color for this document?)
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* Encourage responsible use.
* Encourage the correct selection of printers  (printing colour when color is really required).
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If you’re a large school, university or education based organization, you might like to consider running a stricter quota based system by requiring users to pay for their printing upfront.  This is referred to as a user-pays system or print charging system.  Again PaperCut Quota can help implement such as system with features such as its [[http://www.papercut.biz/screen_webadmin.htm Web Tools]] administration and [[http://www.papercut.biz/screen_topup.htm TopUp Cards]].
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If you’re a large school, university or education based organization, you might like to consider running a stricter quota based system by requiring users to pay for their printing upfront.  This is referred to as a user-pays system or PrintCharging system.  Again PaperCut Quota can help implement such as system with features such as its [[http://www.papercut.biz/screen_webadmin.htm Web Tools]] administration and [[http://www.papercut.biz/screen_topup.htm TopUp Cards]].
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As processors became more powerful (we all have a 1980’s super computer sitting on our desk today!), disk storage became an increasingly important and stretched resource.  Operating systems implemented per-user quotas restricting a user’s disk usage.  The Unix operating system has supported disk quotas since the 1960’s and all Microsoft server operating systems since Windows 2000 have included disk quotas support. 
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As processors became more powerful (we all have a 1980’s super computer sitting on our desk today!), disk storage became the next increasingly important and stretched resource.  Operating systems implemented per-user quotas restricting a user’s disk usage.  The Unix operating system has supported disk quotas since the 1960’s and all Microsoft server operating systems since Windows 2000 have included disk quotas support. 
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Printing and the infrastructure to support printing (printers, toner and paper) should also be thought of as stretched network recourse.  Implementing a print quota is an effective way to reduce costs and promote responsible use.
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Printing and the infrastructure to support printing (printers, toner and paper) should also be thought of as limited network resource.  Implementing a print quota is an effective way to reduce costs and promote responsible use.
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PaperCut Software’s application [[http://www.papercut.biz/pcstandard.htm PaperCut Quota]] is the ideal solution for introducing print quotas.  PaperCut Quota uses a currency-based approach allowing administrators to charge different amounts for different types of printers and print jobs.  For example the system administrator may define a low cost on the high volume black and white printer while a large cost on a color printer.  This ensures users “think” they press the print button!  The currency-based approach ensures users are restricted to sensible use but still leaves the flexibility in the end-users hands (i.e. do I really need color for this document?)
to:
PaperCut Software’s application [[http://www.papercut.biz/pcstandard.htm PaperCut Quota]] is the ideal solution for introducing print quotas.  PaperCut Quota uses a monetary-based approach allowing administrators to charge different amounts for different types of printers and print jobs.  For example the system administrator may define a low cost on the high volume black and white printer while a large cost on a color printer.  This ensures users "think" before they press the print button!  The monetary-based approach ensures users are restricted to sensible use but still leaves the flexibility in the end-users hands (i.e. do I really need color for this document?)
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PaperCut Software’s application PaperCut Quota is the ideal solution for introducing print quotas.  PaperCut Quota uses a currency-based approach allowing administrators to charge different amounts for different types of printers and print jobs.  For example the system administrator may define a low cost on the high volume black and white printer while a large cost on a color printer.  This ensures users “think” they press the print button!  The currency-based approach ensures users are restricted to sensible use but still leaves the flexibility in the end-users hands (i.e. do I really need color for this document?)
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PaperCut Software’s application [[http://www.papercut.biz/pcstandard.htm PaperCut Quota]] is the ideal solution for introducing print quotas.  PaperCut Quota uses a currency-based approach allowing administrators to charge different amounts for different types of printers and print jobs.  For example the system administrator may define a low cost on the high volume black and white printer while a large cost on a color printer.  This ensures users “think” they press the print button!  The currency-based approach ensures users are restricted to sensible use but still leaves the flexibility in the end-users hands (i.e. do I really need color for this document?)
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If you’re a large school, university or education based organization, you might like to consider running a stricter quota based system by requiring users to pay for their printing upfront.  This is referred to as a user-pays system or print charging system.  Again PaperCut Quota can help implement such as system with features such as its Web Tools administration and TopUp Cards.
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If you’re a large school, university or education based organization, you might like to consider running a stricter quota based system by requiring users to pay for their printing upfront.  This is referred to as a user-pays system or print charging system.  Again PaperCut Quota can help implement such as system with features such as its [[http://www.papercut.biz/screen_webadmin.htm Web Tools]] administration and [[http://www.papercut.biz/screen_topup.htm TopUp Cards]].
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Network managers or system administrators are also encouraged to use the PaperCut Quota Implementation Guide to help plan the installation and rollout.
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Network managers or system administrators are also encouraged to use the [[http://www.papercut.biz/docs/ImplementingPaperCutQuota.pdf PaperCut Quota Implementation Guide]] to help plan the installation and rollout.
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Implementing a simple '''print quota''' system is the key to reducing the cost associated with printing in a network environment.  The concept of "quotas" in the computing environment has been around for a long time.  In the initial days of computing where processor power was a big limitation, high-end mainframe and Unix systems implemented a processor-time based allocation on a per user basis.  This allowed all users go access a “fair share” of processing time.  For example a user may have one hour a day of processor time to run their programs and calculations.

As processors became more powerful (we all have a 1980’s super computer sitting on our desk today!), disk storage became an increasingly important and stretched resource.  Operating systems implemented per-user quotas restricting a user’s disk usage.  The Unix operating system has supported disk quotas since the 1960’s and all Microsoft server operating systems since Windows 2000 have included disk quotas support. 

Printing and the infrastructure to support printing (printers, toner and paper) should also be thought of as stretched network recourse.  Implementing a print quota is an effective way to reduce costs and promote responsible use.

PaperCut Software’s application PaperCut Quota is the ideal solution for introducing print quotas.  PaperCut Quota uses a currency-based approach allowing administrators to charge different amounts for different types of printers and print jobs.  For example the system administrator may define a low cost on the high volume black and white printer while a large cost on a color printer.  This ensures users “think” they press the print button!  The currency-based approach ensures users are restricted to sensible use but still leaves the flexibility in the end-users hands (i.e. do I really need color for this document?)

In summary, implementing print quotas will:

* Restrict users to sensible use
* Encourage responsible use
* Encourage the correct selection of printers  (printing colour when color is really required)
* Smooth out printer load by encouraging the use of printer designed for specific tasks.
* Benefit the environment by saving a few trees!

If you’re a large school, university or education based organization, you might like to consider running a stricter quota based system by requiring users to pay for their printing upfront.  This is referred to as a user-pays system or print charging system.  Again PaperCut Quota can help implement such as system with features such as its Web Tools administration and TopUp Cards.

The PaperCut Quota software is available for download from:
http://www.papercut.biz/pcstandard_download.htm
Network managers or system administrators are also encouraged to use the PaperCut Quota Implementation Guide to help plan the installation and rollout.

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