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PaperCut just works – any platform, any network, any printer

Most organizations don’t just run on one platform, OS or brand of hardware. Different directories, servers and workstations make for endless configuration possibilities.

When it comes down to print management on the ground, if your fleet is multi-vendor, you’ve probably faced issues with numerous print drivers and operating systems.

Then, there’s your users. Managing their printing from all of the available operating systems and mobile devices can be tricky.

No matter what brand of MFDs you have

No matter what brand of MFDs you have.

BYOD made easy

As technology trends emerge, PaperCut has responded with innovative features including Web Print, iOS printing, Google Cloud Print and Email to Print to provide flexible BYOD print management to minimize the need to change your network infrastructure.

No matter what device your team, students or faculty brings to the table, you can be confident that you can track and control printing for all platforms:

  • Apple iOS Devices – iPads, iPhones, iPods

  • Android Phones, Tablets and devices running ChromeOS

  • Windows 8 Phones, Surface Tablets and RT devices

  • Email To Print – a complete cross-platform BYOD solution


Fleet Management (not the car kind)

Whether you’re tracking printing or managing users on your multifunction fleet, PaperCut has you covered.


PaperCut’s embedded application integrates with the firmware of all major hardware manufacturer brands to provide your organization with a flexible and reliable vendor neutral solution, no matter what brand you’re using. Our list is growing, but all the majors are covered, including embedded software for Brother, Canon, Dell, Fuji Xerox, Gestetner, HP, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lanier, Lexmark, Nashuatec, OKI, Olivetti, Ricoh, RISO, Samsung, Sharp, Toshiba, Triumph Adler, UTAX and Xerox.

And, if you’ve ever struggled setting up a single virtual print queue in a multi-vendor environment, PaperCut has enhanced our Global Print Driver in 15.0 to support deployment to 32-bit workstations from 64-bit servers.


OSX, OS anything

No matter what your print environment holds, PaperCut works on any platform – Windows, Mac, Linux or Novell or a mixture of them all.

PaperCut can support multiple server platforms on the one network, all working together. Many of our larger sites choose to deploy PaperCut on one platform but host print queues on a mix of others. Platforms like talking “their language” but PaperCut talks all platform languages. Windows desktops can print to Windows queues, the Macs can print to Mac server queues, etc.

The one PaperCut license lets you run any of the components on any supported operating systems. Changing platforms? No problem, no need for additional purchases.

PaperCut’s latest release of 15.0 has enhanced support for Novell iPrint. When the Print Provider is installed on a workstation, it determines and tracks print queues.


Host with the most

Deploy locally on your own server, across multi-sites and multi-servers, or in a secure private cloud. PaperCut 15.0 also introduces a new way of ensuring business continuity with the Site Server – an onsite server to deliver continuous print resources in the event of a network outage. The choice is yours, we call it Flexible Server Deployment.


AD/LDAP any directory

You’ve already laid the groundwork to establish your directory environment, Windows Active Directory, LDAP, eDirectory, Apple Open Directory, Samba and a myriad of others. PaperCut takes your hard work and automatically manages printing using your network’s users and groups.

We’ve got you covered!

No matter which brand of copier or printer you have, operating system, directory – PaperCut has got you covered. Try it today, PaperCut NG is free for 40-days!

Think we’re missing anything? Always keen to hear more from our users. Drop us a line, comment below or on Twitter.


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Novell OES2 Linux SP1 is now final

Novell OES2 SP1 is now out of Beta. In conjunction with this release we’re also very pleased with the stability of PaperCut on OES and are now happy to support releases from version 8.5 build 6739 in production environments. e.g. PaperCut is now also out of Beta!

We’ve had no show-stopper bugs raised in the past 2 weeks. I must say however we’ve had lots of good feedback. The list of bugs may be short, but the requests for features is growing fast :-). We’re busy preparing for the up coming version 9 release. After I’ve helped get this out the door, I’ll be moving back on to Novell features with the immediate goals of:

  • 64-bit support (we currently only support i686)
  • Documentation for setting up a Novell OES system as a Secondary Server
  • Document and test running on an OES cluster

I’m also working to ensuring that the Novell OES releases remain in sync with all other platforms and hence benefit from the new general features that will be added to version 9.0. Once again, a bit thanks to all the organizations that have tested. We’re been very pleased with the support the Novell community has offered both in terms of testing and in sales. We’ve already had a few of the test sites commit and purchase licenses even while PaperCut was still in Beta! A bit thanks to all the testers!



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Novell OES Update – New Bugfix release

A quick thanks to all the beta testers helping us with testing our new PaperCut version for iPrint on OES Linux. We’ve had a series of bugs/suggests reported and I’ve actioned most of these in today’s release. The 8.5.6708 release contains:

  • Support for a various username formats seen on Novell networks (e.g. username@macadd, .username.domain, username\domain).
  • Improved auto detection of eDirectory LDAP settings.
  • Added warning if installing on any 64-bit OS. The beta release is currently targeting 32-bit only but we’ll support 64-bit on final release. (We’re just trying to minimize variables during the beta program!)
  • Documented the need to open ports 9191 and 9192 in the firewall. OES has strict firewall defaults!
  • Miscellaneous documentation improvements that should make installation a little easier and/or more “the Novell way”.

The remaining suggestion not actioned in this release is the auto-registration of printers. At the moment a single print job is required on each printer to trigger of the registration of the printer. I’m conducting some R&D in this area and hope to have a better solution soon.

You’ll find the latest release on the PaperCut NG downloads page.

Thanks again to all the testers and please continue to email me with your ideas (and dare I say, “bugs”!).

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