+ Post New Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 10
Enterprise Software Thread, Papercut and photocopiers in Technical; Hey all, we have just had papercut set up for all the photocopiers. We have a lady who runs the ...
  1. #1

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    439
    Thank Post
    90
    Thanked 48 Times in 43 Posts
    Rep Power
    18

    Papercut and photocopiers

    Hey all,

    we have just had papercut set up for all the photocopiers. We have a lady who runs the printing room to sort all the photocopies. Is there a way that we can allow teachers to send prints to the photocopiers, and the head of the photocopying room can swiper her card, select the job and release the job which charges the department who sent the print? If that makes sence. To sum it up id like her to be able to release other peoples jobs without having their proximity card.

  2. #2

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    18,530
    Thank Post
    527
    Thanked 2,648 Times in 2,049 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    925
    Quote Originally Posted by jonnykewell1 View Post
    Hey all,

    we have just had papercut set up for all the photocopiers. We have a lady who runs the printing room to sort all the photocopies. Is there a way that we can allow teachers to send prints to the photocopiers, and the head of the photocopying room can swiper her card, select the job and release the job which charges the department who sent the print? If that makes sence. To sum it up id like her to be able to release other peoples jobs without having their proximity card.
    You have a few options:

    1. Have each user swipe cards (which is a pain in your scenario).
    2. Allow all users to release all jobs on the copiers. However, this charges the releasing person's account for it.
    3. Use a desktop PC as a release station. (This is discussed in chapter 10 of the help manual).

    However, all of these don't charge to a department (which I assume you mean 'account' in PaperCut terms?

    If it is accounts you want to charge to, combining option 3 with a change to each staff member's account selection - change the dropdown to 'Automatically charge to a single shared account', and enter their department account in the box.

    Hope this all makes sense!

  3. Thanks to localzuk from:

    jonnykewell1 (5th October 2012)

  4. #3

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    575
    Thank Post
    38
    Thanked 115 Times in 105 Posts
    Rep Power
    47
    Have the users print to the copier (each with their own account setup). For the repro user, within papercut there's a field titled "allow user to release jobs for" or similar - add all the users you want in there. The only thing with this, is it will release all jobs in one go iirc, so working out which job is which may be difficult, unless the option to add header sheet has appeared in scripting.

    The other thing we've done for our repro tech is give her the manager mode pop up, she can then print stuff from her computer and charge to the relevant person and department.

    Cheers

    Will

  5. Thanks to Willott from:

    jonnykewell1 (5th October 2012)

  6. #4

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    439
    Thank Post
    90
    Thanked 48 Times in 43 Posts
    Rep Power
    18
    Thanks for your feedback guys, im reading them over and over to try get my head round this haha, they all have swipe cards btw but don't want to leave the class room they usually get a kid to go collect from repro. The repro tech does have her own computer, so you are saying we can do something that will come up on her computer to which she can select to release the job and charge a department?

  7. #5

    Edu-IT's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    7,460
    Thank Post
    409
    Thanked 672 Times in 614 Posts
    Rep Power
    192
    That is possible, yes. At least on Papercut NG so I assume it can also be done on MF as it's essentially the same product.

    Something like this?
    Chapter10.Hold/Release Queues & Print Release Stations

  8. #6

    Dos_Box's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Preston, Lancashire
    Posts
    9,442
    Thank Post
    701
    Thanked 2,302 Times in 1,063 Posts
    Blog Entries
    23
    Rep Power
    678
    Moving to Enterprise Software.

  9. #7

    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Nottingham
    Posts
    575
    Thank Post
    38
    Thanked 115 Times in 105 Posts
    Rep Power
    47
    As far as release goes, I'd set your repro technician to be able to "release for the following users", they'll then be able to swipe and release jobs for other users at the copier.

    You could do this with a print release station as well.

    The other part was so that the repro technician can print documents from her machine and set where to charge (rather than setting charging for already sent job).

  10. Thanks to Willott from:

    jonnykewell1 (5th October 2012)

  11. #8

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    439
    Thank Post
    90
    Thanked 48 Times in 43 Posts
    Rep Power
    18
    you guys are awesome thanks for this. the document above make things very clear, one last question, if the user has pressed print and selected his/her department, when the user releases the document will it debit the department and not the personal account.

  12. #9

    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Leeds
    Posts
    439
    Thank Post
    90
    Thanked 48 Times in 43 Posts
    Rep Power
    18
    did i just put this in the windows forum? What a spoon I am

  13. #10

    localzuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Minehead
    Posts
    18,530
    Thank Post
    527
    Thanked 2,648 Times in 2,049 Posts
    Blog Entries
    24
    Rep Power
    925
    Quote Originally Posted by jonnykewell1 View Post
    you guys are awesome thanks for this. the document above make things very clear, one last question, if the user has pressed print and selected his/her department, when the user releases the document will it debit the department and not the personal account.
    This depends on the settings of that user in Papercut. If it is set to debit their personal account, it will, but as mentioned earlier, you can set it to take it from a shared account instead (or a bunch of other options).



SHARE:
+ Post New Thread

Similar Threads

  1. Papercut and Brother 3040cn
    By clareq in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 30th May 2012, 09:59 AM
  2. Papercut shared accounts and card top-ups.
    By boomam in forum How do you do....it?
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 7th April 2010, 05:59 AM
  3. RM CC3 and PaperCut
    By dolmandj in forum Network and Classroom Management
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 18th May 2009, 02:02 PM
  4. PaperCut and Iprint
    By SOSAGES in forum *nix
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 7th August 2008, 01:28 PM

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •