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''Also See:''' [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/|PaperCut MF]] has support for [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/tour/secure-print-release/|secure print release]] using card readers and/or embedded copier software.
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''Also See:'' [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/|PaperCut MF]] has support for [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/tour/secure-print-release/|secure print release]] using card readers and/or embedded copier software.
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''Also See:''' [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/|PaperCut MF]] has support for [[http://www.papercut-mf.com/tour/secure-print-release/|secure print release]] using card readers and/or embedded copier software.
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* Using [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/advanced-scripting/|print scripting]]

* Using multiple queues - one direct queue that only allows black and while jobs and one color queue that requires release approval.
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# Using [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/advanced-scripting/|print scripting]]
# Using multiple queues - one direct queue that only allows black and while jobs and one color queue that requires release approval.
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A: This can be accomplished using with [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/printer-control-for-education/ | PaperCut]] using the Print Release Station.  More information on the Release station, including an online tour can be seen at:
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A: Yes.  This is possible using two methods:

* Using [[https://www.papercut.com/tour/advanced-scripting/|print scripting]]

* Using multiple queues - one direct queue that only allows black and while jobs and one color queue that requires release approval.

!!Scripting Method

The preferred method in modern versions of PaperCut is to use print scripting.  There is a pre-written recipe called ''Hold color jobs in a release queue''. This recipe may be added to a print queue via [@Printers@] -> [@Select printer@] -> [@Scripting@] -> [@Import Recipe@].  After the recipe is applied, any color job will not print immediately but will need to be released.  This can be done via the web interface (the ''Jobs Pending Release'' tab, or http://server:9191/release) or via a dedicated [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/manual/ch-release-station.html|release station]].


!!!Alternate Method - multiple queues

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can be accomplished using with [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/printer-control-for-education/ | PaperCut]] using the Print Release Station.  More information on the Release station, including an online tour can be seen at:
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A: This can be accomplished using with [[https://www.papercut.com/products/ng/ | PaperCut NG]] using the Print Release Station.  More information on the Release station, including an online tour can be seen at:

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A: This can be accomplished using with [[https://www.papercut.com/solutions/printer-control-for-education/ | PaperCut]] using the Print Release Station.  More information on the Release station, including an online tour can be seen at:

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A: This can be accomplished using with [[http://www.papercut.biz/pcng/ |PaperCut NG]] using the Print Release Station.  More information on the Release station, including an online tour can be seen at:

-->http://www.papercut.biz/pcng/tour_release_station.htm

-->http://www.papercut.biz/pcng/manual/ch-release-station.html
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A: This can be accomplished using with [[http://papercut.biz/products/ng/ | PaperCut NG]] using the Print Release Station.  More information on the Release station, including an online tour can be seen at:

-->http://papercut.biz/products/ng/tour/release_stations/

-->http://papercut.biz/products/ng/manual/ch-release-station.html
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A: On the color queue, enable the [@Release Station@] with the option [@Only managers can release@] approvel and apply a filter so only color documents are allowed (not grayscale).  Configure other settings as appropriate (e.g. set the cost per page for color printing).
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A: On the color queue, enable the [@Release Station@] with the option [@Only managers can release@] approval and apply a filter so only color documents are allowed (not grayscale).  Configure other settings as appropriate (e.g. set the cost per page for color printing).
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Q:  I'd like to set up a system where black and white documents print directly on the printer, but color printing goes into a holding queue and waits for administrator/teacher approval.  Is this scenario possible?

A: This can be accomplished using with [[http://www.papercut.biz/pcng/ PaperCut NG]] using the Print Release Station.  More information on the Release station, including an online tour can be seen at:

-->http://www.papercut.biz/pcng/tour_release_station.htm
-->http://www.papercut.biz/pcng/manual/ch-release-station.html

A: To configure the release station so only color jobs are held, you'll need to set up two separate print queues - one for color printing and the other for grayscale printing only.  That is, install the print drivers on the server twice so you have two queues mapping to the same physical printer.  Call one queue ''Approved Color Printing'' and the other ''Black and White Only'' (or other names as appropriate).

A: Inside PaperCut NG, configure the Filters/Restrictions on the black and white queue so only grayscale documents are allowed.  Configure other settings as appropriate (e.g. set the cost per page for grayscale printing).

A: On the color queue, enable the [@Release Station@] with the option [@Only managers can release@] approvel and apply a filter so only color documents are allowed (not grayscale).  Configure other settings as appropriate (e.g. set the cost per page for color printing).

A: With this configuration, if the user/student wishes to print color the job will go into the release station holding queue pending staff/teacher release.

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