Cloud print management with MFP embedded software, brewed with IoT and Edge Mesh
Look under the hood.
The on-prem mesh keeps your printing reliable and fast, and your documents local and secure. Oh! And it also means you don't need any special hardware or servers on-site :-).
Convenient printing for everyone
Somehow, printing got complicated, for both users and SysAdmins: BYOD and smartphones, multiple operating systems, mixed printer brands... well PaperCut Hive, with its serverless printing, makes printing easy again. Users simply print from any device to a single print queue and securely release their print job using their mobile phone or the MFP/MFD’s touchscreen.
Print from any device to any printer in seconds
Print quickly from Chromebooks, Android, macOS, iOS, and Windows devices to any printer brand, without setting up printer drivers.
Convenient print release options
Print to one queue and pick up at any MFP/MFD using the simple ’tap and release’ workflow powered by Find-Me printing.
Keeping data secure for peace-of-mind printing
Have you ever forgotten to pick up the payroll from the printer? PaperCut Hive has security features built-in to keep your documents private and on-site, helping to protect your data before, during, and after printing.
Before: Access control
Keep your printing activity above board and under budget with authentication at the MFD. Choose when and where users can print, copy, and scan.
During: Secure release
Securely collect jobs at the MFP/MFD using a phone, ID card or the MFD touchscreen. Innovative Edge Mesh and IoT tech keeps your documents in the local network.
Bring back document ownership. Promote responsible document handling by applying a username watermark or a digital signature.
Shrink your footprint and your bills
Giving back to the earth and your printing budget, PaperCut Hive boasts eco-friendly policies perfect for businesses wanting to reduce their environmental impact — so you can reduce paper waste, save on toner/ink, recover costs, and make sustainable habits the status quo. You can also turn your printing into tree planting with our Forest Positive printing program, PaperCut Grows.
Give users a friendly nudge to print 2-sided or black & white with timely in-touchscreen prompts.
Zero uncollected print jobs
Up to 12% of print jobs are uncollected. Track users’ printing to identify opportunities to reduce waste. Secure Print Release stops overflowing recycling bins.
Forest Positive printing
Reduce print waste with PaperCut MF or PaperCut Hive then transform your essential document output into a Forest Positive force for the environment by planting trees with our PaperCut Grows program.
Built for all brands and print platforms
Right out of the box we support serverless printing everywhere (we haven’t found a printer yet that we can’t support). We also developed cloud-based MFP/MFD embedded software for most brands with more being added all the time.
Printing on every brand
PaperCut Hive cloud print management software works with every brand, from Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, Ricoh, Sharp, Toshiba, Xerox, you get the point…
Touchscreen embedded software
Our PaperCut Hive touchscreen software enables secure print release for most MFP/MFD brands and we’re adding more constantly.
Copy, scan and fax tracking
Full device visibility is not just tracking printing - track copy and scan as well! Visibility is the first step in empowering and building accountability.
Let's dive deep...
Set up your printers
No need for either you or your users to set up print servers, print queues, or printer drivers. Automatic print discovery does that for you.
Enable printing for guests, people in your organizations, or visitors from another office, by simply entering their email. Users receive self-setup instructions in their inbox.
Synchronize user list and save time
Sync with Google Workspace, Azure AD and Office 365 (Microsoft 365) to automatically add new users and quickly enable printing for anyone. Users receive self-setup instructions in their email inbox.
Intuitive apps for self setup
Users get printing working quickly on their devices by simply installing a computer and mobile app. No drivers, no searching for printers — on any platform, for most OS.
IoT inspired MFP/MFD touchscreen software
Embedded PaperCut Hive touchscreen software runs directly on the MFP/MFD and securely communicates with the multi-tenant cloud. The embedded software has been developed from the ground up to work in the cloud and an IoT environment. We’ve brought the latest tech from IoT and Edge Mesh into the print world.
Secure print release with ID card
“Tap and release” with an ID card to make sure documents end up in the right hands. Full compatibility with the major card technologies such as contactless proximity cards (HID, MIFARE, etc.). Pull-printing at the tap of a card!
Mobile touch-free print release
Support secure print release on any printer - even printers that don’t have the power to support MFD embedded software. Contactless print release using your own personal phone.
Instructions on the printer
PaperCut Hive automatically creates customized ID labels. Print and stick them to the printers and MFDs so guests and users can request print access, as well as release their jobs with a simple scan.
Level up the power of integrations with Add-ons
Modern cloud software is always more powerful when leveraging external tools or ecosystems. Do more with Add-ons by integrating with external services, to do even more.
Reports and dashboards - visualize your print data
Boost your organization’s print intelligence with customized print data dashboards and reports. Use a selection of data visualization add-ons, including: PowerBI, Google Data Studio, and Tableau.
Add rules to control who, where, and when someone can print/copy/scan/fax. Monitor everything, from print tracking, to user logins, copies and scans.
Watermarking and Digital Signatures
Enable print accountability by adding a watermark or digital signature (small gray text at the top, bottom, or all over every page) so you can trace who printed a document. This acts as a constant reminder to users after their job has printed that they are responsible for its confidentiality and compliance.
Paper and toner forecast
Make budgeting and batch ordering easy by forecasting your paper and toner usage for a month or even up to the full year.
Low toner alerts
Don’t wait for the tears at the helpdesk. Get ahead of toner replacement with email notifications.
Prevent the unintentional (or intentional!) mistakes from slipping through to the recycling bin.
The story of your printing
Get insights into your printing. Some things you might want to know, and some things you might wish you didn’t!
Rich print job logging
View a log of all copy, print, scan, and fax activity. All actions in the system are auditable and available in a real-time report.
Gamify your setup!
Level-up your security, environmental, and usability scores by enabling the most impactful features for you.
Plant more than you print
Join our sustainability program PaperCut Grows to make your essential documents Forest Positive by planting more trees than your printing consumes
More than just features
World-class partner network for the best possible customer experience
Our team is full of SysAdmins, PaperCut gurus, and a partner network of local PaperCut experts who strive for the great customer experience and are passionate about sustainability. With this, our Help Center, and our Knowledge base, we're geared to help.
Secure, touch-free printing
We've re-invented how printing works with always verify, self healing mesh networks that take on hive-like characteristics. Using tech such as edge computing and IoT, Papercut Hive is secure, reliable, and provides a touchless printing environment... perfect for today's office environments with printers and MFP/MFDs.
Do more with Add-ons
A highly advanced print management solution, PaperCut Hive is based on an innovative cloud-native platform that provides easy integrations with other services available that already support your organization. Together with our partner network we'll be building and bringing to live more Add-ons to support small business needs.
How to access PaperCut Hive
For the best possible customer experience, we sell PaperCut Hive through our certified network of partners who guide you in the selection and set up of PaperCut Hive.
Let us help put you in touch with the right partner in your local region.
And remember, for every new PaperCut order we plant a tree on your behalf.How to buy
PaperCut Hive FAQs
All the things you want to know about PaperCut Hive.
PaperCut Hive is our latest and greatest cloud-native print management solution.
It's been part of our strategy not just to develop a cloud product, but a platform that would form the basis of our future printing solutions. Our goal was to rethink printing and challenge ourselves. We built cloud products from scratch, with world-leading security from the ground up, designed to scale to the biggest organizations in the world.
PaperCut Hive is the second product out of our cloud platform. As the premium product on our cloud platform, PaperCut Hive is the product that’s getting most of our attention so we are adding more and more features all the time.
How the product was born
Our free cloud product released. PaperCut Views is tracking printing for more than 50,000 organizations.
Even more cloud features added to PaperCut MF - OCR, Scan to Cloud, etc.
Putting the first product of our multi-tenant cloud platform into the pockets of early beta testers.
Unleashed PaperCut Hive into the hands and onto the MFDs of our users.
3... 2...1...Take off!
PaperCut Hive released into the wild to solve your print management problems easier and faster by leveraging the cloud.
What about education, enterprise and....?
Adding more and more cool features to PaperCut Hive.
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Our sustainability program makes your hard copy output Forest Positive by planting more trees than used by your printing.
Percolator (Beta) program
What’s brewing? Visit our Percolator to find out what projects are in our beta program and how you can get involved.
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