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WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO BILL TEACHING STAFF ON A MONTHLY BASIS? The article Implementing PaperCut in a school environment [https://support.apposite.com.hk/Knowledgebase/Article/View/implementing-papercut-in-a-school-environment] provides a good overview ...
IS IT POSSIBLE TO CHARGE A USER A DIFFERENT AMOUNT DEPENDING ON WHAT THE PAPER TYPE IS, SUCH AS PHOTO PAPER VERSUS PREMIUM BOND PAPER? USING ADVANCED CLIENT SELECTION Yes, it is possible using the Advanced Client Selection popup and selecting the approp...
Is it possible to charge a user, or a group of users, different amounts? I would like to offer discounts to selected users? This is possible using one of two methods: METHOD 1 - USING PRINTER-LEVEL OVERRIDES PaperCut has a set of advanced printer-level...
A number of customers use PaperCut successfully for billing clients for their operational printing/copying/faxing/scanning costs for particular projects. For more information about Client Billing, take a look at the Client Billing Print Tracking tour page...
So, you’ve got two distinct groups of users (e.g. Staff and Students) and you want to charge them at different rates. Keep reading and you may just find the answer. While there is no “native” feature to charge Staff at a different rate to students built ...
Least cost routing is a term user to describe a system that determines the most cost effective printer/device to print a given job on. For example, a document of 1000 pages is printed on Printer A (say a slow laser printer). PaperCut is able to determine ...
I RUN PAPERCUT NG IN A SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT. MY STUDENTS ARE USING THE FEATURE AS A “CHAT PROGRAM” BY TRANSFERRING SMALL AMOUNTS BACK AND FORTH. HOW DO I PREVENT THIS? The funds transfer feature is a powerful option and is great in school environments wher...
WHEN DOES PAPERCUT CHARGE USERS FOR PRINTING, AND WHAT HAPPENS IF I DELETE A JOB FROM THE QUEUE? WINDOWS PRINT SERVERS: PaperCut will charge the user the moment the print job completes spooling to the server. This may also correspond to the time the job...
It may be necessary to manually set the currency symbol used by PaperCut to display balances and costs. To do so, you can either: * Set the Locale * Open the PaperCut web administration interface and navigate to Options → Display Options → Set Locat...
In most cases PaperCut’s default charging precision of whole cents is suitable. Some organizations may wish to provide finer detail on printing costs. PaperCut allows for displaying and storing of values from 0 to 5 decimal places. The default is 2. You ...
In PaperCut NG/MF, a refund can be provided to users in two ways: * Using Refund Management System * Refund feature If you are a student or a PaperCut end user we do have a specific article covering how to request a refund, it’s available here [http...
PaperCut’s User Client is designed to assist communication between the print environment and the user. This includes customizable notifications about print jobs being denied due to print policy enforcement [https://www.apms.com.hk/product/ng-mf/manual/app...
THE PRINTER JAMMED AND ATE YOUR JOB AND NOW YOU’D LIKE TO GET YOUR MONEY BACK! You expected your print job to come out of the printer, but nothing came out. To add insult to injury, you’ve had the charge deducted from your PaperCut balance. You’re here f...
PaperCut has many features to make implementing Print Quotas [https://support.apposite.com.hk/Knowledgebase/Article/View/print-quotas] for users easy. In rarer situations, it may be necessary to set up quotas for a Shared Account [https://support.apposite...
On some systems, when users print their username contains the full context of their name in the domain. An example of where this occurs is when using Novell’s print services. In this situation the full context of the username (e.g. jsmith.dept.orgname) is...
PaperCut provides various types of filters and restrictions which are useful for education environments. It is possible to restrict users on a per job basis by pages, copies, cost. They are available under Printers → Filters & Restrictions. More detailed ...
THE PRINT CHARGING STRATEGY The term PRINT CHARGING refers to a print control strategy where users are required to pay for their printing upfront. Access to the printers is not allowed until the user has sufficient funds in their printing account. One e...
At PaperCut we understand the challenges and considerations faced when moving to a distributed working environment and we have assisted many organizations successfully adapt to a remote way of working. We would like to share some of the more common config...
Implementing a simple print quota [https://www.apms.com.hk/en/] system is the key to reducing the cost associated with printing in a network environment. The concept of “quotas” in the computing environment has been around for a long time. In the initial ...
Users in PaperCut have a balance that can be used to track their printing cost expenditure, as well as to implement limits or quotas on printing. Organizations implementing quotas may also wish to accept user payments [https://www.apms.com.hk/en/tour/bala...
As the administrator of your printing environment you already know how expensive color printing is. Are you interested in saving money on color toner? Here are a few different ways to encourage people to print smarter and lower your costs both with and wi...
Quick links to the relevant instructions of the article: * Windows walkthrough video * Windows step by step instructions * Mac/Linux instructions WHAT ARE TOP-UP/PRE-PAID CARDS? PaperCut NG/MF uses the concept of TOP-UP CARDS or PRE-PAID CARDS to...
Shared accounts represent a source of printing expense. They allow printing costs to be recorded or charged back to the source, with possible uses including: * Allocating printing expenses to a department * Charging printing expenses back to a client...
_Silent Monitoring Mode_ is not an individual setting in PaperCut. It’s better described as an implementation strategy. The aim is to implement PaperCut in a mode where: * All print jobs are logged * Users are unaware of the monitoring * The system...
PayPal Payflow Link [https://merchant.paypal.com/cgi-bin/marketingweb?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=merchant/payment_gateway] and PayPal Standard [https://merchant.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=merchant/wp_standard] are both suppl...
PaperCut has two types of accounts - PERSONAL ACCOUNTS and SHARED ACCOUNTS. Each user has a personal account. This is the default account charged under normal operation. Shared accounts give the ability to users to allocate jobs to cost areas such as facu...
In general, using a currency model for print accounting or quotas is a much better option than a page based system. There are several reasons this is the case. _If you don’t like the idea of using currency (because it implies charging or real money), con...