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Basic printer operations

All printers managed by PaperCut NG are configured on the Printers page. Printer configuration includes:

  • Setting a cost-per-pages or defining more complex charging rules.

  • Defining advanced filter and restriction rules. For example, configuring a printer to deny jobs of a selected size or automatically removing duplicate documents.

  • Controlling the enabled/disabled status via time-latches.

Define a basic cost per page

  1. Click the Printers tab.

    The Printer List page is displayed.

  2. Select a printer.

    The Printer Details - Summary page is displayed.

  3. Click the Charging tab.

  4. In Charging type, select simple.

  5. In Cost per page , enter a page cost of $0.10 .

  6. Click Apply.

Define an advanced cost model

To define an advanced cost model offering a 40% discount for duplex (double sided) printing:

  1. Click the Printers tab.

    The Printer List page is displayed.

  2. Select a printer.

    The Printer Details - Summary page is displayed.

  3. Click the Charging tab.

  4. Select a charge type of by paper size category.

  5. In Duplex Discount, enter 40%; then select Percent less from the list.

  6. Click Apply.

Apply filters

Filters provide administrators with access to a set of rules to control what type of documents are allowed access to the printer. You can use filter rules for a variety of tasks such as:

  • Enforcing good printing practices

  • Preventing queue jamming and hogging

  • Ensure printers are used for the purpose they are designed for

Filter options include:

  • Control by the jobs cost

  • Control by a document's page count

  • Denying jobs based on their color mode

  • Filtering by document name

  • Automatically denying and deleting duplicate documents

To apply a filter preventing jobs over 100 pages:

  1. Click the Printers tab.

    The Printer List page is displayed.

  2. Select a printer.

    The Printer Details - Summary page is displayed.

  3. Click the Filters & Restrictions tab.

  4. In the Page Count area, select the Deny jobs based on number of pages check box.

  5. In Maximum, enter 100.

  6. Click Apply.

Temporarily disable a printer

To disable a printer for the next hour using a time latchTime latches allow a printer to be disabled for a predetermined amount of time. After the disable time has expired, the printer is re-enabled without the need for manual intervention.:

  1. Click the Printers tab.

    The Printer List page is displayed.

  2. Select a printer.

    The Printer Details - Summary page is displayed.

  3. In the Configuration area, select Disable for next hour from the Enable/Disable list.

  4. Click Apply.


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