PaperCut Blog

Return of the Constructival – episode V

Constructival is PaperCut’s version of a tech hackathon (construction + festival). This two-day event is the source of many projects that make their way into workplaces.

Here’s what happens according to an event organizer and a participant.

Saving paper during a Semester at Sea

Semester at Sea sees 500+ students and 100 faculty and staff set sail for a 100 day voyage of learning and discovery. It’s an exceptional experience in-which the syllabus is heavily based on the countries the students visit.

It will come as no surprise to you that they had rather unusual printing problems.

This is their story.

An introduction to the Pandoc document format tool

VALA – Libraries / Technology and the Future held their biannual tech camp in Melbourne, Australia recently.

There were lots of great sessions on using technology to manage and publish information. One such talk was by PaperCutter Alec Clews, speaking about the Pandoc text formatting tool.

Here’s that talk.

Sustainability at Work, the PaperCut way

After successfully introducing composting into PaperCut’s Portland office, Julie Gefroh decided to take the company’s sustainability efforts to the next level.

Fortunately, sustainability at work is something the City of Portland is very, VERY passionate about.

How much memory does PaperCut use?

A PaperCut user pinged me on Twitter, saying our software was a resource hog.

His accompanying screenshot seemed to confirm his words.

Surely not, I thought. Has PaperCut been secretly hoarding memory? What might the RAMifications be?

I engaged support guru Josh to solve this mystery.

Why PaperCut cares about kids coding

Recently, the pitter patter of mini PaperCutter feet echoed through the office as they dropped their parents off at work and headed to Code Camp.

Twelve eager students spent three days not only learning to code, but applying their learnings by building their own game.

Here’s why we’re teaching them young (no, it’s not for the cheap labour – promise).

Designing a job swap

A while ago I swapped jobs.

Nothing unusual in that. People change jobs all the time, right?

Except … this swap was only for three weeks.

Let me explain.

Meet the poetry-paraphrasing PaperCut Integrations team

Ryan Reichenberg is the newest member of the greatly expanded Integrations team. The team’s grown 300% this year.

PaperCut’s growth has meant an increase in the number of customers wanting to integrate PaperCut into their existing systems. The demand has somewhat escaped Alec capabilities and therefore – all new team!

PaperCut 19.0 and the pleasure of simple printing

Whether it’s release 17.0 making moves with Mobility Print, or 18.0 automating 3D printing with Job Ticketing, we’re big on making our “dot-oh” releases a bit more “dot-ohmygoodness.”

And 19.0 is no exception.

Get ready to be wowed by how simple it just became to get the most out of your printer.

Getting PaperCut ‘n’ crafty with our paper recycling

Once upon a time, a recycling bin sat in the corner, gorging itself on unwanted printouts. After the installation of PaperCut MF, it was used sparingly. A very good thing.

I thought I’d give these scraps a second chance at life in the following daggy but practical uses for reusing paper in the office.

Celebrating International Women’s Day

In the lead up to International Women’s Day this year, we asked female leaders within PaperCut about their workplace experiences.

We were keen to not only celebrate their contributions, but also recognise women for the challenges they continually face and overcome in the male-dominated IT industry.

Here’s what they had to say.