N/APosted on - 05/27/2013
Hi! Our publishing office provides desk computers for all the members of the team. All computers are connected to a lone printer via a local area network, where everyone in the work group can use it to print their documents(reports,drafts, letters, etc.)How do I install an open source print monitoring system so I could track the usage and consumption of the printer supplies? Thank you!
Installing open source print monitoring
You can try Papercut software, it comes as open source for the first 40 days. Having an open source software sometimes comes with a cons as you cannot have the full software features. It is intended for School use however if you have an extensive network this works the same. It can control the print quota it can also manage printing budget by department. It can run on Windows, Mac or Linux and even for Novell. However Paper cut has a free application called Print Logger, it is absolutely for free and can be used in HTML, CSV or Excel. It tracks the printing time, the name of the user, number of pages, the titles of the document and even the document name.