Purchasing a new printer for use with PaperCut

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Q Iím purchasing a new printer. How can I check its compatibility with PaperCut?

PaperCut Supports the vast majority of printers. Most network-style printers support either or both of the two popular printer language standards, PCL and Postscript. Some low-cost printers use proprietary undocumented communication languages and these may not be supported by PaperCut. To verify a printerís compatibility prior to purchase we recommend:

Option 1) Check the printerís detailed specification and driver list. These are usually available on the manufactureís website. Does the printer offer PCL or Postscript support as standard? PaperCut supports all PCL and Postscript printers. Also check our Supported Printers page.

Option 2) Try installing the printer before buying! All manufactures provide driver downloads from their website, and in most cases these can be installed without the actual printer. Download the latest drivers, install, and setup the printer in PaperCut. Print a few test documents from various systems and applications. Because you donít have the physical printer, jobs will just sit in the queue, however PaperCut should still track printing. Verify that page counts and costs are as expected.

Option 3) Email our support team! We are always happy to advise on suitable and recommended hardware.

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