Control printing costs with PaperCut, the award-winning print management software that helps schools, universities, libraries and businesses monitor printing, set print quotas and recover costs.

Product Overview

PaperCut is an award winning print management software that helps organizations around the world manage and control printing costs. Monitor printing, set print quotas and recover costs with PaperCut’s powerful but flexible features. PaperCut integrates with your existing print servers to instantly enable real-time printer monitoring, quota control, activity reports and pay-per-use options. Intuitive and easy to use, PaperCut’s web-based interface and scalable cross-platform support make it the preferred solution for controlling printing costs, eliminating waste and promoting responsible resource use at schools, universities, libraries and businesses.


PaperCut includes powerful print management features that let you monitor printer usage, set print quotas, charge back expenses and recoup printing costs.

Monitor and Limit Printing with PaperCut

Save up to 70% on runaway printing costs with PaperCut print management software. With PaperCut you can monitor, restrict or analyze all student printing in your school or university.

Charge Back Printing Costs
Bill individuals, departments or group accounts for actual printing costs. Or implement pay-per-use printing using convenient print cards and payment gateway options.

PaperCut has a user inquiry tools that will display the user’s account status on login, warn user when balance is low and allow users to select a shared account for billing and accounting.

PaperCut uses the concept of PrintCards to provide a convenient way for organizations to issue credit to users. Using the card is optional and is not required for simple quota management or silent logging. The PrintCard system is the most successful and cost-effective payment technology we’ve found. PrintCards are the defacto standard in other industries and users are familiar with the process

Easy to implement and use. Scalable cross-platform support

Manage all your networked printers centrally using an intuitive web-based interface that provides all the tools you need to identify and correct problems of waste and misuse.

Enterprise level print control, scalable to 60,000+ users. Completely cross-platform, supports Windows, Mac, Linux and Unix.


System Requirements

Primary Server System Requirements

Operating System :

  • Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista or Windows 7 (Server, Advanced Server, Enterprise Edition, 64-bit Edition, Workstation*, Professional* all supported)
  • Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, or 10.6 (Tiger, Leopard or Snow Leopard)
  • Linux** including Red Hat, Novell SUSE, Debian and most others
  • Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) SP1

Memory: 384 MB minimum supported (512MB or higher recommended

Processor: 500 Mhz or higher processor

Hard Disk: 150 MB, plus additional storage for logs and print

Printers (if hosting printers): Printers that support Postscript, PCL (any version), PCL-GUI, HPGL, PCLXL, ESC/P2, ESC/PAGE, Ricoh RPCS and others. Many other printers supported on Windows. Networked printers recommended. On non-Windows systems the CUPS or Samba print systems are required

User ID/Username: Active Directory, Window

Client Workstation System Requirements:

Operating System:

  • Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, 2000, 2003, XP, Vista or Windows 7
  • Linux – Most modern distributions (requires Java 5.0)
  • Apple Mac OS x 10.4, 10.5 or 10.6 (requires Java 5.0)
  • Other systems supporting Java 5.0

Memory: 128 MB or greater

Processor: 300 MHz or higher

Hard Disk: 0 MB for zero-install deployment (recommended). 70 MB for full local installation


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