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    Limiting printing.

    In a school of 90 pupils with 20 staff we have managed to go through 800 euro of toner and 50,000 pages since February, and that's only on 1 printer!!!
    How do I go about limiting the number of pages that people can print?
    I'm thinking 50 pages per month for staff and 20 for pupils.
    Chris

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    Re: Limiting printing.

    Look into something like this

    http://www.softwareshelf.co.uk/files...ype=cat&ID=121

    Can do all sorts of wonderful things to limit / record printing. There is a 1 month trial you can download if you like.

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    Re: Limiting printing.

    We use PrintManagerPlus which links to AD - can set various levels of control for groups, higher costs for colour printing, etc.. neat tool but not free im afraid

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    Re: Limiting printing.

    there is also software called PCounter which i think does a similar job to Print Manager Plus, but again its not free product...

    I need to look into something to help with printing, currently use the Viglen Print Quota, but this doesnt work with all printers as it depends on the printer drivers

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    Re: Limiting printing.

    PMP which is what we use and also what sysman pointed him at.

    This has been covered many times.

    Ben

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    Re: Limiting printing.

    Another, that we use and isn't free is Papercut, and www.papercut.biz

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    Re: Limiting printing.

    Hi Chrispy...

    Papercut Quota is only free for up to 5 users in case you didn't know...

    Further pricing here...
    http://www.papercut.biz/pcstandard_price.htm

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    Re: Limiting printing.

    Yeah, that's me being stupid and not reading the fine print properly. Story of my life...

    Looks like I'll go for the papercut anyway as it's a lot cheaper, especially when paying in Euro.

    Chris

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    Re: Limiting printing.

    How have people in the uk purchased papercut as the company is in Australia?

    Ben

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    Re: Limiting printing.

    Although our Finance Department will only order things through Fax, we paid on a personal credit card and claimed the money back from petty cash.

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    Re: Limiting printing.

    According to their website they will also invoice businesses based on a thirty day payment period.

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    Re: Limiting printing.

    Yes but you've still got to get funds to them in AUS Dollars presumably I know our school seems terrified of doing anything they don't consider normal with their funds.

    Using a personal credit card is a bit dodgy for vat purposes I would expect.

    Ben

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    Re: Limiting printing.

    They will also bill according to currency. I got a price in Euro which doesn't seem too bad and believe it or not my boss actually trusts my judgement

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    Re: Limiting printing.

    We emailed our official order over as a pdf, that was no problem had the registration key sent back to us within the hour!! Great service, highly recommend them

    You also get 90 (i think!) days of free use so you can try it out

    neill

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    Re: Limiting printing.

    This (http://www.printlogger.com/products/pl3/#1.) is free for anyone running NT and the new version for Win2K and 2003 seems to be about the cheapest I can find at 119€ (+/-£80) for a full site license with unlimited users.
    Chris

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