PaperCut Blog

If an infinite number of monkeys…

A PaperCut user recently reported an unfortunate situation. The PaperCut Pre-Paid/TopUp Card Wizard generated a card with an inappropriate random card number. The first reaction of our developers was to have a bit of a laugh – what are the chances of that? – followed by some serious discussions on the best way to fix […]

New Site Search

A number of visitors have suggested we implement an improved search system for the Knowledge Base and Manual. This project is now complete and we have a new unified site search that searches over the KB, manual, blog, and the site as a whole (check out the search link on the top right-hand corner of […]

PaperCut Print Logger now in Italian

A big thanks to Alessia and her team for their work in translating PaperCut Print Logger into Italian. Alessia and her team undertook the work as part of a software localization course at San Pio V University in Italy. It’s great to see Universities focusing some of their attention on real-world projects. Practical projects where […]

The evolution of the Tiger to the Leopard

We finally got version 8 out the door today and with it comes Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard support. The changes to support Leopard consisted of a sum total of 2001 lines – that is, 2000 lines of documentation and 1 line of code! Yes! That’s right. Only one line of source code needed addressing. […]

PaperCut Print Logger update 1.2

I rolled out a new release of the free PaperCut Print Logger utility today – version 1.2. The release includes support for a number of new printer models as well as improved page/plot size detection on some HPGL based plotters. I’ve also updated the URLs to point to the www.papercut.com domain.

Having an (environmental) impact!

We all spend a lot of time talking about environmental issues here in the office. I suppose partly because global warming is the “topic of the month” (really century!), and partly because we work on software designed initially with an environmental objective – that is cutting down on paper!

PaperCut Print Logger – always improving!

You all have probably noticed the PaperCut NG 7.2 and PaperCut ChargeBack 7.1 releases by now. We’ve had lots of good feedback about the new scheduled/emailed reports feature. This was Tom’s project so he deserves all the credit. We’re planning another update in the next two weeks with some more new features including an easier […]

PaperCut Print Logger FAQ

PaperCut Print Logger is now quite popular. The downside to the increased popularity is the increasing number of support questions. We’ve never had any official documentation for Print Logger so I thought I’d better at least write up an FAQ. I’ve taken the most common questions and put together a list here. If you haven’t […]

PaperCut NG Mac Update – 6.3.4061

We’re now very close to the final Apple Mac release. Our target is to call it final when we release PaperCut NG version 7.0 in two weeks time. The latest Mac update adds support for printers that host their drivers inside the PrintJobMgr. Some Epson and Canon inkjets don’t provide a standard CUPS driver and […]

Updated Net Control module (Build 3868)

I’ve just uploaded another build with a few small fixes and changes, including: Allow the internal admin password to be changed from within the user interface (on the Options->Advanced) tab. In the Internet Usage logs screens, allow the results to be sorted by the “MB received (ex cached)” column. Fix error that can occur when […]

Updated Net Control module (Build 3853)

Just touching base to let you know that we’ve released a new build that includes a number of changes (a number as a result of feedback from our testers). The testing has been going well. We’ve had no reports of any major problems. Most of the comments have been about feature suggestions or usability suggestions. […]

Free PaperCut Print Logger

Last week we released PaperCut Print Logger. This is a free print logging program. It works by tracking printing, and writing a live log file in HTML and Microsoft Excel format. It’s based on the same page count and job analysis technology used in PaperCut NG. The program is very basic and aimed at the […]

PaperCut NG Mac Update #3

Thanks for the Mac users who recommended that we list our updates and version changes on the popular Mac site, www.versiontracker.com. PaperCut NG for Mac is now up on the site here. We’d like to know if (or how many) Mac users use versiontracker to automate updates. Should we look at pushing PaperCut NG Mac […]