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    Printing solutions

    Hi All,

    We are looking for a good printing solution to reduce cost and looking at paper cut and equitrac . Any info will be appreciated.

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    I'm currently looking at ObjectPrint from here Fitosoft – Print Management Software

    Looks promising and I'm only using the free edition at the mo

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    We have papercut here actually in the middle of migrating our 2008r2 box to 2012. Finance department likes it as we are able to keep tracking of departmental staff printing costs. We have also brought in following me printing on all our main copiers around our site so that nothing is printed until you tell the copier to print it. Do you have any biometric solution in place?

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    Thanks Mdench,

    We are looking at incorporating follow me print into it but with pin number. I like to know more about paper cut, did you get mg or mf. How did you purchase the software? we are looking at a company called annodata. We are getting new machines and solutions to reduce waste and cost

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    We have MF here. We have recently just got new ricoh machines which are really nice most of them are Ricoh Aficio MP C4502 with optional stapler units. and then we have two slightly large machines for our main office and staffroom. I think ours was all done through Ricoh when we leased our copiers. But all our support etc for PaperCut is done via a company called ITS LTD So if we get a new copier delivered to site ricoh come out and set it up and then ITS come out and link it our biometrics and PaperCut system.

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    We use Equitrac with mifare card authentication (together with Everyone Print to allow print from users devices as well). We have mostly Ricoh MFD's. Ricoh printers and now are moving towards Sharp MFDs (as our Ricoh reseller got taken over by Sharp!!!)

    You're more than welcome to come and see our setup in action

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingoranks View Post
    Thanks Mdench,

    We are looking at incorporating follow me print into it but with pin number. I like to know more about paper cut, did you get mg or mf. How did you purchase the software? we are looking at a company called annodata. We are getting new machines and solutions to reduce waste and cost
    If you incorporate copiers you will need Papercut MF. MF comes with copier support and as such must be purchased through the people you purchase copier contract from. If you are looking at Annodata be aware they are only just getting into the Papercut market. Reason being they mainly push Cannon copiers that are yet to support Papercut embedded. I would suggest you get competitive pricing from http://www.itecgroup.co.uk that I know have been working with schools and Papercut for a long time and have tech support that know Papercut inside out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MicrodigitUK View Post
    If you incorporate copiers you will need Papercut MF. MF comes with copier support and as such must be purchased through the people you purchase copier contract from.
    Not exactly true tbh we had pcounter km embedded on our colour copier and it wasn't purchased from Konica who we leased the machine through.

    Ben

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    I mean the embedded software support on the device. I know some copier suppliers get funny if you start flashing the embedded software with something they don't support. You purchase Papercut MF via a partner that can give you the hardware support. Compared to Papercut NG that doesn't require that extra hardware support but because of that lacks copier integration.

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    We use Equitrac, but I hope we move to paper cut, from testing with paper cut it does everything we need but costs a lot less. Equitrac is a bit of a beast, we run it over 2 separate servers, it's over kill for a average school in my opinion.

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    Some ideas sound very good

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    Ricoh MFDs and equitac here and it works well.

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    Ricoh with PaperCut here, seems to be working well.

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