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PaperCut MF 13.0 (Build 20697)
Posted by Apposite Solution Limited on 24 January 2013 04:36 PM

This is a major release. Please check the Upgrade Policy for upgrade eligibility.

New Features:

  • Print Archiving. This allows approved administrators to review printed jobs interactively in the browser. This has been a hotly requested feature for a number of years and addresses a wide variety of scenarios.
  • Expanded off-the-glass copier control to a wider range of manufacturers. Embedded solutions are now available for selected Brother, Dell and OKI devices.
  • Advanced Printer Scripts:
    • Recipes and snippets can now be previewed, allowing you to quickly cut and paste example code into your own scripts.
    • Common functions that are shared between individual printer scripts can now be stored in, and referenced from, a master include script.


  • Admin rights: It is now possible to restrict access to the Dashboard page.
  • Scheduled reports: In addition to the existing scheduling options (daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly), reports can now be run annually and quarterly.
  • Added an option to enforce use of SSL when accessing PaperCut services from mobile devices (e.g. Mobile Print Release and iOS Printing).
  • When performing a test user/group sync, information about the number of users to be added/deleted will be displayed.
  • Some Mac OS / CUPS drivers send "fake" documents to query printer status. These documents do not result in print output. Additional checking for these documents has been added in this release, particularly for Xerox devices.
  • Improved error message when trying to initialise the database (command init-db -f) when the user does not have permission to drop/create tables.
  • New print script recipe to discourage users from printing multi-page emails.
  • Print refund management:
    • The print log CSV and transaction logs reports will now display the refund approver's comment.
    • The number of pending refund requests is now displayed on the dashboard.
  • Payment gateways:
    • Heartland: Added support for account ids in "track 2" card format.
    • PayPal: Added an advanced configuration option to override the IPN URL. This makes it possible to support environments where multiple systems integrate with a single PayPal account.
  • Release station with card authentication: It is now possible to configure the reset timeout for the login screen.
  • It is now possible to configure the values that define "low" and "very low" toner levels.
  • Increased default SNMP timeout for hardware page count validation to improve stability on slower networks.
  • New versions of the "Adobe Acrobat Distiller" virtual PDF printer are now ignored by default.
  • Added card number to the User Printing - Summary CSV report.
  • Web Print: Added support for additional versions of Adobe Reader.
  • Various translation updates, including major updates for Hungarian.


  • Selecting a different printer charging type no longer automatically applies the change (the user must now click the Apply button).
  • Fixed issue that could result in limited administrators being able to change printer settings without having the appropriate admin rights.
  • The Cancel button on the Edit Job Log page now works as expected.
  • Fixed issue editing print logs when there are no shared accounts defined.
  • iOS Printing: Fixed charging to shared accounts by PIN/code.
  • Fixed problems running group-based reports using the controls below the job log on shared account pages.
  • Improved performance when listing printers in the Mobile Print Release application.
  • Advanced printer scripting: Fixed display of Japanese characters in the import recipe dialog.
  • Active Directory: User "disabled" status now applies to card authentication.
  • Novell iPrint:
    • Fixed a rare problem redirecting print jobs when using duplex/grayscale conversion filters.
    • Fixed problem that could result in jobs pausing when hardware page count validation was enabled.
  • Fixed a problem displaying a device's Find-Me Printing configuration if its release queue had been deleted.
  • Web Cashier: Fixed a bug that denied charging access if charging to a shared account configured using the "auto-charge to a single shared account" option.
  • Fixed problem accessing the Admin Rights page when using Oracle as the external database.
  • Fixed a rare issue with hardware page count validation conflicting with other SNMP software.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Improved support for the latest versions of HP Universal drivers.
  • Improved page count detection for Kyocera PCL6 drivers for duplex jobs.
  • Fixed page size and page count when printing n-up on Fuji-Xerox ApeosPort-IV C5570 PostScript driver.
  • Improved color detection for EPSON WF-7515 Series.
  • Fixed grayscale conversion on HP Color LaserJet CP4020 Series PCL6 drivers.
  • Improved page count detection for Xerox Global PCL6 drivers for duplex jobs.
  • Fixed watermarking on OKI PostScript drivers.
  • Improved page size detection for Oce PostScript drivers.
  • Fixed page detection for Sharp pamphlet mode for Letter and Invoice page sizes.
  • Added page size detection for "DL Envelope" page size for Ricoh SP C420DN and Ricoh SP C430DN PCL6 drivers.
  • Added grayscale and duplex conversion support for printers with Fiery PostScript interpreters.
  • Added hardware page count validation support for the Fuji Xerox C3200 and Kyocera FS-4020DN.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Brother (BSI):
    • Initial release available for selected devices from approved PaperCut resellers.
  • Cartadis CopiCode-IP copier control terminal: Updated to firmware version 1.3.6.
  • Cartadis cPad copier control terminal: Added support for cPad cash/value loaders (requires cPad firmware update).
  • Dell v19913*:
    • Initial release available for selected devices from approved PaperCut resellers.
  • HP Onboard/Embedded (Chai SOE DSE) v19661*:
    • Updates to improve support for devices running latest firmware.
    • Fixed a problem on the HP CM6040 that could cause a device error when releasing a print job.
  • HP FutureSmart Onboard/Embedded v20602*:
    • Fixed problems that could occur when swiping a card at screens other than the login screen.
    • Improved message displayed when a login attempt was denied.
    • Added support for card readers on a wider range of devices.
    • Improved support for new devices with different screen dimensions.
    • Display the user's full name (rather than username) in the welcome text if it has been set.
    • Fixed occasional "cannot connect to the quota server" errors seen when performing copies.
    • Fixed text being displayed in English instead of local language in some regions.
    • Added an advanced device-level language/locale override option.
  • Konica Minolta Onboard/Embedded (OpenAPI):
    • Fixed issue displaying notification when faxes failed to send (e.g. line busy).
    • Fixed problems that could occus if the application server was experiencing database connectivity issues at startup.
    • Fixed issue with the print release application label in some regions.
  • Kyocera Onboard/Embedded (HyPAS) v19884*:
    • Fixed problem that could result in a 404 error message.
    • New copier models now display the user's full name where possible.
  • Lexmark Onboard/Embedded (LeSF) v19913*:
    • Improved compatibility with new firmware on the X954.
    • Added support for the following devices: CS510de, CX410de, CX510de/dhe, MS610dn/de, MS810n/dn/de, MS812dn/de, MX410de, MX510de, MX511de/dhe, MX610de/dhe, MX611de/dhe, MX710de/dhe, MX711de/dhe, MX810dme/dfe/de/dxme/dxfe, MX811dme/dfe/de/dxme/dxfe.
  • OKI (Open Platform) v19913*:
    • Initial release available for selected devices from approved PaperCut resellers.
  • Samsung Extensible Open Architecture (XOA) 19865*:
    • Improved support for the new range of Android-based MFPs.
  • Sharp Onboard/Embedded (OSA):
    • Fixed a problem when printing large USB print jobs and logging out before the job starts printing. The jobs would be cancelled.
  • Toshiba Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform) - SDK2 devices
    • Fixed problem deleting devices when the device was unreachable.
    • Added option to log in using user ID numbers.
  • VCC Controller/terminal:
    • Added support for 3rd generation VCC devices running the latest firmware, which improves balance overrun charging behavior.
  • Xerox Network Accounting (JBA):
    • Improved support for non-Latin languages.
  • Xerox Onboard/Embedded (Xerox Secure Access):
    • Fixed problem that could cause the "Account confirmation" screen to be re-enabled if it was previously disabled.
    • When prompting the user for text input (e.g. username/password/etc) include the field name in the prompt title. This improves usability on devices like the D95 which do not display the "Field Label" PaperCut sends to the MFP.

Other Notes:

  • Server installations on Mac OS 10.5 are no longer supported. Please see the end-of-life policy for details.
  • This release contains a database upgrade and administrators should factor this into their upgrade plan.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded copier software.