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From print room chaos to calm with PaperCut

Web-based ordering has made it simple to choose your product, customize your order, and pay for it.

So why do we still see so many print rooms and reprographics departments relying on email communication to manage their day-to-day operations?

Matt Lee says, “No more!”

NEW IN 19.1: Fantastic scripting powers and ways to use them

With Device Scripting joining print scripting, today’s PaperCut admin has unprecedented control over user printing behavior.

From conditional copier access to on-the-fly pricing, it’s about creating rules to improve how people go about printing.

Join me in exploring three scripts bound to be an excellent starting point for any workplace.

Solving the printing dilemma in coworking spaces

Coworking spaces are popping up all over the globe. From Wellington to Morocco you can pull yourself up a chair and get working at a hot desk.

There’s one teeny tiny thing that’s frustrating users, though – printing.

Today, I’m going to solve that teeny tiny problem once and for all.

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?

Printer load balancing: Round Robin vs. “the algorithm”

Another ordinary day, another ordinary customer query. Or that’s what I thought before printer load balancing came to the party.

Join me as I reflect on a humbling solution journey, and dive into “the algorithm” – PaperCut’s ingenious method for handling print job distribution.

Trust me, it’s a thing of beauty.

One sheet at a time: your must-see infographic

Two things we love at PaperCut: 1) helping you print; and 2) helping you protect the environment.

They might seem at odds, but we feel the important bit’s in between ‘print’ and ‘software’ – it’s the ‘management’ of printing through tech and awareness that matters.

And we’ve created an insights-packed infographic to drive that home. Check it out!

Top 5 tips to maximize your printing uptime

As network techies or SysAdmins, we usually have hundreds of balls in the air at any one time. We often end up postponing the planned work when putting out relentless spot fires. Print servers are usually at the end of the line and become one of the easiest systems to leave for another day, that […]

Diagnosing a slow print

It was a dark and stormy night when the phone rang. Ok, maybe not, but Melbourne, Australia isn’t known for its great weather! The phone did ring and I did pick it up. It was Frank* from one of our educational customers who was looking for support. He was able to quickly summarise that the […]

A simple trick for recurring paper jams

Today in the busy PaperCut offices Peter was running tests of his PCL6 print job watermarking feature over our corpus of test documents. This involves quite a bit of printing and unfortunately we suffered a rather nasty paper jam. The first few attempts by us to remove the paper jam did not have the best […]

A quick tip to keeping a DHCP network organized

I was recently helping a customer with a couple of reporting questions they had and they mentioned that they were going to be rolling out 20 new printers in the near future. I commented that this would require quite a bit of work, lugging hardware around, changing printer drivers etc. They agreed and then said […]

Squid Proxy and Windows Active Directory Authentication

An Internet or Web Proxy is one of the most important applications on a large network. It allows you to: track user’s internet usage save on bandwidth costs through content caching limit user access to irrelevant or objectionable content If you’re running PaperCut, and want to make use of Internet Quotas, then you will need […]