PaperCut Blog

Lesson: patch your system!

I am happy to be a new addition to the team here at PaperCut. I come from a large Pacific island where aging infrastructure and high prices are the norm. Farming is at the heart of the economy, without it we would surely fail under the economic pressure of having strong economic neighbours. I often […]

PaperCut MF in cinemas now (well, YouTube at least)

Many of you know that PaperCut MF embedded software runs directly on your copier’s touchscreen. Today we are releasing a set of video tours for our embedded application running on different multifunction devices. These videos are great to see how PaperCut works on a device without a complex embedded software install or buying an expensive test […]

Smile and play along with SSL

Ah … my tax time again! What a complicated mess that is! “Enjoyment” only matched by one thing: Managing web server SSL certificates and dealing with the corresponding certificate authorities! As PaperCut system administrators like Geoff from Colorado, John from Illinois or Robert from Iowa have recently found, managing SSL certificates can end up making […]

Five secret power features

One of my roles at PaperCut is providing technical support by working directly with you to find the specific features required to resolve your print management problems. As each individual site deploys PaperCut to address their unique issues, I receive suggestions for new product features and enhancements. Many of the ideas that are sent to […]

Scale up, but don’t skimp

I recently helped out one of our biggest corporate customers to resolve issues with their print server. During the last week of the financial year (when printing load is the highest) their print server became overloaded and stopped working. This sounds bad, but we quickly got things working smoothly again and learned that PaperCut scales incredibly […]

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 and SurfControl

It’s quite common to see PaperCut running alongside and complementing other applications such as web based filtering and virus protection applications. These web filtering applications tend to integrate in with proxy servers in a similar way to that undertaken by PaperCut’s Internet Quota module. Mark from Temple Christian College has been kind enough to contribute […]

Deploying the PaperCut Quota UIT

I few weeks back I said I’d write something about how to deploy the User Inquiry Tool using a “zero-install” methods. I have updated the knowledge base with some instructions on how to deploy the UIT.

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 […]

PaperCut Tip of the Month – Sep 04

One of our customers suggested that I my blog to write about using PaperCut. I’ve decided to write a Tip of the Month article every 4 weeks to highlight some of PaperCut’s “hidden” features. This month I’ll talk about of the new features in Version 5.0. All existing PaperCut users would be aware of PaperCut’s […]