How Print Monitoring Can Save You Paper & Money

Print monitoring software monitors, controls and tracks printing to reduce printing levels in your work place. This monitoring can also ‘out’ the fat rabbits who do nothing but print documents all day. By making people more accountable for their printing behaviour, this type of software can change the printing behaviour of your colleagues.

The best known print monitoring software has been written by an Australian company and is now used by over 50,000 organisations in 100+ countries. It’s a true Australian success story!

PaperCut NG 

Called PaperCut NG, this software lets you take back control of your paper use and helps you to maintain a more sustainable printing environment. For small companies with 5 employees or less the software is completely free, however the software is scalable and can be used by companies with many thousands of employees. Best of all you can download a free trial below.

PaperCut NG gives you full control over your fleet of devices, letting you:

  • Manage and control printing using tracking, quotas or pay-for-print charging.
  • Support laptop and netbook users with driverless printing.
  • Apply rules-based print policies to minimise waste and maximise productivity. It can prevent the printing of emails and can require large jobs to be duplexed – it can even restrict colour printing.
  • Monitor your print fleet, with toner level detection and printer error alerts sent by email or SMS.

At a Glance:

  • Fully cross-platform, supporting all major operating systems, including mixed environments.
  • Scalable to networks of all sizes, from five to 500,000 end users.
  • Secure system design.
  • True enterprise-wide license with no limits on the number of servers, workstations, printers, operating systems or domains.
  • Match your organisation’s look and feel with seamless integration with your intranet.
  • Software continually under active development.
  • Simple to use browser based administration.
  • Used by more than 50,000 organisations in 100+ countries.




Save Paper Widget

If you like what you read above, then you’ll like this even more. This piece of add-on software compliments the PaperCut NG software. Developed by Do Something! and PaperCut, the widget costs only $0.99 per user and goes towards the running costs of Do Something!’s Save Paper campaign.

It allows individuals and organisations to monitor their printing and finally get a handle on just how much paper they’re consuming day by day, month by month or year by year. It’s an invaluable tool that empowers people to reduce the amount of paper they use.

It provides real-time activity logs that detail all printer use. Information tracked includes:

  • The time of print.
  • The name of the user who printed.
  • The total number of pages printed.
  • Document names and titles.
  • Other job attributes such as paper size, colour mode and more.

Print Logs are available in a viewer friendly HTML format, Comma Separated Value (CSV) or Excel format for advanced users needing the data for further analysis.

Thanks to the software’s innovative Adobe AIR desktop widget, individual users are also educated about their usage of resources. The widget reports in real-time the environmental impact of your printing, in terms of estimated use of trees and energy, as well as estimated production of carbon.

So when you download PaperCut NG, please remember to click the box in order to download the Save Paper Widget. That way you’ll get a real grip on managing your paper usage and work out how much you can start saving.

For more information about the widget itself click here to find out.

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