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Does PaperCut really have a positive effect on the environment?

A support ticket came through today. Nothing unusual about that – we often hear from customers looking to solve their unique problems. This one was different, though. It got me thinking about PaperCut’s impact on the environment.

I wanted to explain to him some of what we, as a company, mean when we talk about the environment. I thought I’d share my reply.

Printer load balancing: Round Robin vs. “the algorithm”

Another ordinary day, another ordinary customer query. Or that’s what I thought before printer load balancing came to the party.

Join me as I reflect on a humbling solution journey, and dive into “the algorithm” – PaperCut’s ingenious method for handling print job distribution.

Trust me, it’s a thing of beauty.

Creating a sustainable and greener workplace

PaperCut cares about the environment. You’ve probably figured it out with all the trees dotted around the website. The thing is, it’s more than just a gimmick or something we ‘should’ do. We really do care.

If you’re keen to change the way things are done in your office, we’ve put together a handy wee guide.

The power of Docker and containerization

If you’ve been in IT over the last three years you would’ve heard people shout DOCKER from the rooftops demanding its immediate use, everywhere, in your technology infrastructure. And you may have said to yourself, “What’s a Docker?”

PaperCutter Alec Clews shares his insights into the good, the bad and the ugly (ok, there’s no ugly) of Docker.

How embracing technology makes for happier teachers

We’ve talked about all the good stuff our Google Premier Partnership gives to students.

But what about teachers? The guides for new generations? The shapers of minds? Won’t someone please think of the teachers?!

Move over pen and paper, technology and teachers are the new perfect pair – and I’m gonna tell you why.

How much paper are you saving each year? Find out now

There was I, casually perusing the support queue in my role as person responsible for perusing the support queue, when suddenly a question came through from a PaperCut user.

“Is there a report in PaperCut that shows the number of pages not collected? It’d be great to report on the environmental impact of unreleased print jobs.”

Why yes! Yes there is.

Giving back to the community through our new leave initiative

We believe in providing a better future for our planet and the people who live on it.

By following our core values, we’ve grown into a successful business over the past 20 years.

So how do we make sure our caring culture continues as we do? Here’s just one way.

How we put the ‘can’ in Canadian Government printing

Canada’s picturesque Nova Scotia province is somewhere you can truly feel at peace.

But in the Venn diagram of ‘Feeling at peace & handling printing for the Nova Scotia Government,’ the overlap isn’t exactly big.

So we’re chuffed to give their IT specialist Rick a slice of printing paradise. See how we did it.

One sheet at a time: your must-see infographic

Two things we love at PaperCut: 1) helping you print; and 2) helping you protect the environment.

They might seem at odds, but we feel the important bit’s in between ‘print’ and ‘software’ – it’s the ‘management’ of printing through tech and awareness that matters.

And we’ve created an insights-packed infographic to drive that home. Check it out!

20 years of PaperCut cutting paper

PaperCut turns 20 this month! And, as you might expect at this “significant date” of our company life, we’ve gotten all sentimental and introspective. So strap in and enjoy a wander back through the archives!

First, a look at what PaperCut looked like back in the day.

A prestigious UK school meets its print management match

Six years is a while in the software game.

So finding out we have a long-time devotee (even serendipitously) in David Garwood, IT technician for St. Mary’s Menston Catholic Academy (SMMCA), is the greatest.

Better yet, he’s happy to report SMMCA’s thoughts on PaperCut MF are in keeping with the observed trend: they absolutely love it.