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How do you do....it? Thread, Adding username to printout in Technical; I know this has been mentioned before but the threads are a least a year old so was wondering if ...
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    Adding username to printout

    I know this has been mentioned before but the threads are a least a year old so was wondering if there had been any advancement of being able to add usernames to printouts? I want to name and shame.

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    Not aware of Names on Printouts, but PaperCut Print Logger would help with the naming and shaming element of it .. Print Logger - a free print job logger for Windows - PaperCut

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    I think the only way seems to be using a pykota setup.

    Ben

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    Ah thanks anyway guys.

    The naming and shaming bit is because i end up with a pile of annonymous uncollected full colour printouts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    Ah thanks anyway guys.

    The naming and shaming bit is because i end up with a pile of annonymous uncollected full colour printouts...
    Tell me about it .. here the staff print out .. then leave it a few hours to get their work .. can't find it (or can't be bothered to) in the pile of stuff so then just print it again ..

    Going to a secured print setting soon with out new MultiFunction .. and I'm trialing PaperCut Print Management at the moment, which is fairly cost effective looking at it, which then means I make use of a little shelf and old computer with a print release station on it by each printer so they can print, but then have to log in to print out their work .. it's a rather nifty feature and means they don't just print and it gets wasted .. so that's another option for you ..

    Point out the cost in wasted toner / paper vs the cost of software and hopefully your SLT will go for it too .. Software for print quota and print control management. Your print accounting and monitoring solution. - PaperCut

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    Quote Originally Posted by aptproductions View Post
    Point out the cost in wasted toner / paper vs the cost of software and hopefully your SLT will go for it too .. Software for print quota and print control management. Your print accounting and monitoring solution. - PaperCut
    They also do a free product which just logs printer usage. Might be handy for catching out people who take print the same thing many times.

    Another trick is if you have some internet logging in place, look at the URL ie prints on the bottom of the page. If only one person has looked at that page you'll know who's printed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    They also do a free product which just logs printer usage. Might be handy for catching out people who take print the same thing many times.
    That they do ..

    Quote Originally Posted by aptproductions View Post
    Not aware of Names on Printouts, but PaperCut Print Logger would help with the naming and shaming element of it .. Print Logger - a free print job logger for Windows - PaperCut
    lol ..

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    Interesting information here:

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    Just on a tangent I send out a registry key on logon that makes the printers default to non colour printing ... it doesnt name and shame but saves on colour toner ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aptproductions View Post
    That they do ..



    lol ..
    Sorry, should have read your post more carefully. Doh!!

    My only excuse is it's Monday morning and I'm only on my 4th coffee.

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    We have an MSI here that adds the username to a print out from the internet. Only does it for internet though, not for Word/PowerPoint etc etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    Sorry, should have read your post more carefully. Doh!!

    My only excuse is it's Monday morning and I'm only on my 4th coffee.
    lol .. will let you off .. I'm surprised I'm still awake given I was on the school bus run this morning as the wife had to be in work early .. lol ..

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    Just found that in the advanced section of PaperCut, they are trialing a WaterMarking system which does what you're looking for. You can add a watermark (default of Printed by %user% at %date%) and then choose a gray level, font size and placement and it will print it on every page ..

    Looks like there are some other options cropping up too, but the PaperCut would allow you to have lots of managing and charging abilities for departments too if you really wanted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    I think the only way seems to be using a pykota setup.

    Ben
    I already have a print management system I am happy with is there a way to get pykota to append the name to every printout without replacing my existing system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hightower View Post
    We have an MSI here that adds the username to a print out from the internet. Only does it for internet though, not for Word/PowerPoint etc etc
    I would be interested in having that.



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