PaperCut Blog

Getting ready for PaperCut 5.2

I’ve spent most of the last two weeks working and testing the PaperCut Quota 5.2 release. We’ll be making 5.2 available for public download some time next week. We’ve had a number of more complicated items on the TODO list for some time and have tackled them in this release. One of the big areas […]

Managing printer connection/setup in schools

I’ve just finished putting together a knowledge base article detailing various methods to manage and configure printers in a school or university (academic environment). In a business environment a user normally has a desktop PC dedicated to them located on their work desk. In an academic environment users will roam between different computer labs and […]

The Growing Knowledge Base

The PaperCut Knowledge Base is slowly growing and starting to be come more useful. Just the other day I had an email from a user who mentioned that his question was addressed in the KB so it’s starting to become more useful! Today I completed a few more articles on Setting Up Local Printers and […]

Guide to configuring your proxy server for PaperCut

In order to use PaperCut’s internet charging/quota features you need to make sure that your Proxy Server is configured correctly. This is the most complicated part of deploying PaperCut Internet Charging. Once your proxy is configured correctly, there is very little else that needs to be done, and PaperCut will charge users seamlessly. I’ve written […]

PaperCut at the Asia Pacific IT Solutions Expo

Many of our English-speaking customers will have noticed the funny Chinese writing in our left hand navigation bar. PaperCut is fully translated into Chinese (two dialects) and sold throughout China and Hong Kong. Translating software into Chinese was both a technical and linguistic challenge. Our Hong Kong based partner, Apposite Solutions Limited, has done a […]

PaperCut ChargeBack 5.1 Release

We released PaperCut ChargeBack 5.1 today. Most of changes are under the hood. The release incorporates a new WebTools interface file layout to help facilitate “skinning” the visual layout. This is aimed at businesses that wish to integrate PaperCut into their existing intranet sites. The release also includes an updated “Page Counting Machine” supporting additional […]

Implementation Plan

I’ve just finished making the final formatting changes to our PaperCut Quota Implementation Guide. The document is designed to help IT managers and network administrators deploy PaperCut Quota. The original intention was to have separate plans for academic environments (schools and Universes) and one for business. Discussions and feedback with both areas of our customer […]

New Fact Sheet

I spent most of today and yesterday fixing up our PDF Fact Sheet (legacy, link removed) for PaperCut Quota to include sections covering some of the new functionality introduced in version 5. We’ve set ourselves a limit of 4 sheets and can never fit in all our important features. Deciding that feature X is more […]

PaperCut Quota 5.1 now out

We released PaperCut 5.1 yesterday. The focus for this release was to track down bugs in the 5.1 release and add additional functionality to the web tools interface. We’re finding that more and more of our users are using the web interface as a primary means of managing PaperCut. In this release we have moved […]

PaperCut Quota 5.1 released

It’s been almost a month since we released PaperCut Quota 5.0 (and just as long since I’ve blogged). We’ve been working hard to make PaperCut even better! This release includes a number of features you’ve been asking for: Support for an unlimited number of printers per server Advanced web based reporting in the Web Tools […]

Next PaperCut Quota Release

Just a quick post to let all know that PaperCut Quota 5.1 will be out next week. It’s comprises of mostly new features particularly with the web tools interface, and a few bug fixes reported by our non-english speaking customers with alternate currency formats. Keep an eye out on the release history page next week.

PaperCut Knowledge Base

We’ve just started a new Knowledge Base site for PaperCut. The site will contain technical information covering PaperCut, its installation, and support. Customers can view an early version of the site at https://www.papercut.com/kb/. We plan on giving out a password to our customers to allow them to edit and add to the site. In many […]

Gmail invitations … anyone want one?

I have 3 spare gmail invitations … anyone want one? Just leave me a comment with your email address. First in first served… Update: I guess everyone’s got one by now …. oh well.