PaperCut Blog

Why we built Print Deploy

Yesterday we released Print Deploy.

That feels extremely satisfying to write. I’ve been a part of the team working on this initiative for many, many months. It feels wonderful to make it available to everyone finally!

Here’s the story about why we built it.

Hello PaperCut 19.1, goodbye print queue deployment blues

PaperCut’s been solving print management for a long time. But what about the print enablement piece of the puzzle?

Deploying print queues, for example? Now there’s a pain point that’s annoyed system admins forever, and it’s only been getting worse.

Until now.

Say goodbye to print room forms

If you’ve ever stepped foot in a print room or FabLab, there’s a good chance you’ve come across the dreaded “form”.

You know the one – an extensive document a user must fill out specifying how they would like their files printed.

How would you like to say goodbye to it forever?

Windows, Linux, Mac … PaperCut’s your choice

Mac, Windows, or Linux? Which server’s best for your environment?

And what about your users? What’s their preferred operating system? Android, iOS, ChromeOS, Windows, Linux?

So. Many. Choices.

Fortunately, there’s one print management solution that works happily with ALL of them …

How to hide document names in print queues

There I was, minding my own business, printing off the latest set of sales reports for the weekly meeting – when I spotted it.

In the print queue display was our HR director’s print job, titled: “Mike Johnson – Termination”

How can you avoid this from happening in your workplace?

Where can I find my PaperCut login details?

Where can I find my PaperCut login details?

That’s the number one question we get from PaperCut users. In almost every case, it’s a student not knowing how to log in to their PaperCut dashboard to top up their balance.

Here’s how you can help them.

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.

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.

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.

Fresh from the studio: our Google for Education animation

Tired of hearing about PaperCut MF’s awesome Google integrations? I feel ya. We’ve been banging on about them for quite some time now.

But seeing what they’re about in delightful animation form? Surely you’re down for that.

Check out what we’ve just wrapped up!

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.