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What is PaperCut NG?

PaperCut NG is a comprehensive print management system designed to seamlessly monitor and control your resources with easy to use administrative and user tools that can be securely accessed from anywhere on the network though a web browser.

Print management requirements vary from organization to organization, and often change dramatically within an organization over time. PaperCut NG is designed for flexibility and scalability and can be configured to meet your print management needs now and in the future. It is used in a wide variety of environments ranging from universities with large printer fleets supporting over 100,000 users to smaller organizations that track printing for a fewer than 50 users on 3 or 4 printers. You can implement a basic system within a few minutes, or if you need more than simple monitoring and reporting, you can configure powerful features that include differential pricing, blocking filtersFilters allow you to control attributes of the print settings by either forcing a particular attribute or denying a a print job that does not meet specific criteria. There are two types of print filters: conversions and restrictions. and programmatic control via APIs and scripting. No matter where you start, you can easily adjust parameters to implement changes as gradually or quickly as you want.

Possible implementations can include:

  • Silent activity monitoring

  • Visible activity monitoring and expense tracking by work area, projects and departments

  • Quota/allowance enforcement

  • Charge per-print system

  • Combinations of all of the above to accommodate various user / group profiles

In addition PaperCut NG provides SysAdmins with a kit of tools to manage printers including:

  • Detailed logging and reporting

  • Notifications for printer errors and low toner

  • Job blocking filters and re-direction

Benefits

Some of the key benefits of PaperCut NG are:

Key features

Some of the key features of PaperCut NG are:

Note:

For information about the system requirements, see PaperCut NG System Requirements.


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