PaperCut NG is a commercial, next-generation and platform-independent printing management end-use client and server daemon that helps anyone to track and monitor printing services on their infrastructure, no matter the operating system used.
The software is written in the Java programming language and lets users to reduce the print costs in their home offices, educational institutions or organizations. You can save paper, track printing, manage printing, control copiers, manage iPad printing, and much more.
Features at a glance
Key features include quota printing so you can assign decent printing limits per user, support for tracking print jobs with detailed logs, support for managing all printing aspects, including toner levels, load balancing and alerts, support for reports, support for printing using mobile devices, such as smarphones or tables, and support for dozens of languages.
Additionally, the application comes with support for multiple networks and can be easily deployed on multiple websites, helps you to save paper and money, off-the-glass photocopying, support for controlling copiers, feasible licensing, support for multiple currencies and number conversions, modern, intuitive, usable and highly customizable web-based interface.
Among other features, we can mention the ability to administer the system from any web browser or operating system on the respective network, real-time statistics, Google Cloud Print support, iPad printing, web printing, email printing, guest printing, watermarking, advanced scripting support, universal driver that supports numerous printers, load balancing and clustering, support for shared accounts, print archiving, web cashier and private cloud.
Under the hood and availability
The PaperCut NG application is written in Java programming language, which means that it is a platform-independent application that supports any operating system where JRE (Java Runtime Environment) is installed, including Linux, Microsoft Windows, and Mac OS X.
PaperCut NG is distributed as .sh installers for x86_64 (64-bit) and x86 (32-bit) instruction set architectures, which can be run on Linux servers that use Samba or CUPS (Common UNIX Printing System) print queues. The user “papercut” must be created before running the installer.