PaperCut MF provides integration with Ricoh MFDs, enabling the tracking, charging or billing of "off the glass" copying. The goal of PaperCut Software's embedded MFD solution is to leverage the capabilities of Ricoh devices to provide walk-up copier users with the same set of rich application features provided for print control. These include:

  • End user authentication including integration with single sign-on environments such as Active Directory, Open Directory, eDirectory, LDAP and others
  • Optional proximity and swipe card authentication (via standard USB based readers)
  • Group-based access control to the device and color copying (for SDK 4+ devices)
  • Monitoring and control of photocopying (quotas, charging, allocation and logging)
  • Allocation of copying to accounts/departments/cost-centers/projects
  • Releasing print jobs from a hold/release queue (secure printing)

consistency

The PaperCut Ricoh embedded solution is developed in-house by PaperCut's development team. This ensures that the copier interface is consistent with the workstation print interface, meaning users only have to learn one system and one set of terminology.

Selecting an account using the PaperCut standard client popup
Charging to a shared account while printing from a workstation
Selecting an account using the PaperCut Ricoh embedded application
Charging to a shared account while copying

integration

PaperCut is a single integrated solution where print and copier control are all managed in the one system. Users have a single account and administrators have the same level of reporting and administration for all services. The embedded solution interacts with the PaperCut server using a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and web services based protocols.

Using a Ricoh MFD for print release
Releasing a print job from a Ricoh MFD

rate of development

PaperCut is developed under a release-often policy where new features are made available to users as soon as they are complete. Unlike hardware based solutions, new versions can be delivered to users regularly as software updates.

vendor neutrality

PaperCut remains true to its vendor neutral stance. All embedded solutions are equal and support all server OS's including Windows, Linux and Mac.

security

A large percentage of PaperCut's user base is in education environments where security is important. All embedded solutions are developed with security in mind. Where security objectives can't be satisfied, any deficiencies are fully disclosed.

integrated authentication

  • Leverage your existing single sign-on infrastructure by allowing users to log in with the same username and password used elsewhere on the network. No need to remember and maintain multiple logins!
  • Integrate with existing single sign-on environments such as:
    • Microsoft Active Directory
    • Apple Open Directory
    • Novell eDirectory
    • Other LDAP, NIS or POSIX environments
  • Optionally authenticate with swipe cards, proximity cards and optional PINs for extra security.
  • Use your organization's logo and colors scheme.
PaperCut Ricoh MFD login screen
Authenticating with a username and password at a Ricoh MFD

find-me printing integration

  • Also known as "Follow Me" or "Pull Printing", Find Me printing provides users in environments with several identical multi-function devices to print to a single virtual global queue. They can then walk up and log on to a device nearby available device and have their print job pulled from the global queue and printed on the spot.
  • More on Find Me printing in our PaperCut NG tour.

real-time tracking

  • Users are provided with realtime feedback of account balance and cost as the job proceeds
  • Charge different types of copying at different rates
  • Restrict access to color copying (SDK 4+)
  • All usage reported centrally in the PaperCut logs
  • Optionally apply quotas to limit what users can copy

seamless user experience

  • Provide users with the same account selection options they use for printing via the popup
  • If shared account access is granted, users have the option to select accounts from a list or using a PIN
  • Control access to accounts using Active Directory groups

consolidated reporting and management

Consolidated management and reporting in either summary or detailed formats are readily available at the click of a button for all copies and prints across your entire fleet:

  • By device (printers & copiers)
  • By user
  • By shared account (client, department, faculty)
  • By location
  • By date and time / period
  • By environmental impact
Print log and report

For more information about reporting see the Reporting tour section.

choice

PaperCut's embedded solutions work together with the PaperCut server software. This means that you benefit from a choice of server operating system (Windows, Linux, Mac, and Novell) and all management is conducted from one single location. There are no hidden extras such as external dependencies or database licensing.

supported devices

PaperCut supports all Ricoh MFDs that supports the Embedded Software Architecture (ESA) SDK versions 2.x, 4.x, 5.x, 7.x, 10.x, 11.x The Java VM card must be installed in the MFD by a Ricoh supplier.

Compatible Ricoh GWNX ESA SDK 10.x, 11.x:

  • MP C305/C3002/C3502/C4502/C5502
  • MP C3003/C3503/C4503/C5503/6003
  • MP C6502SP/C8002SP/Pro C5100S/Pro C5110S
  • MP 301/2553/3053/3353/4002/5002/6002/7502/9002

Compatible Ricoh ESA SDK 4.x, 5.x, 7.x:

  • MP C6000/C6501/C7500/C7501
  • MP C2800/C3300/C3001/C3501/C5041
  • MP C4000/C4501/C5000/C5501
  • MP C2050/C2051/C2551/C7140
  • MP C300/C400
  • MP 6001/7001/8001/9001
  • MP 4000/4001/5000/5001
  • MP 2532/2550/2851/2852/3350/3351/3352
  • Pro 1356EX
  • Or other devices supporting ESA SDK 4.x, 5.x, 7.x that have an LCD touchscreen.

Compatible Ricoh ESA SDK 2.x devices:

  • Aficio MP C2500SP/C3000SP
  • Aficio MP C3500/C3500SP/C4500/C4500SP
  • Aficio MP C1500SP/C1500SPF/615C
  • Aficio MP 5500/5500SP/6500/6500SP/7500/7500SP
  • Aficio MP 9000/1100/1350
  • Aficio MP 6000/7000/8000

PaperCut makes all attempts to keep the product compatibility information on this website current. However, we make no warranties, express or implied, with respect to manufacturer’s products or the interoperation with the listed PaperCut product(s). We offer 40 day trial versions of PaperCut software to assist you with compatibility testing with your network setup.

If your device model is not listed, please contact your Ricoh dealer to confirm that the device supports ESA SDK 2.x, 4.x, 5.x, 7.x or higher, and has an LCD touchscreen.

our values

consistency & vendor neutrality

The Ricoh embedded solution is developed in-house by the PaperCut Software development team. This ensures consistency in all areas of the application.

All embedded solutions communicate with the PaperCut server whether it be running on Windows, Windows Cluster, Linux, Novell or Mac Server.

rate of development

PaperCut is developed under a release-often policy where new features are made available to users as soon as they are complete. Unlike hardware based solutions, new versions can be delivered to users regularly as software updates.

security

A large percentage of PaperCut's user base is in education environments where security is important. All embedded solutions are developed with security in mind. Where security objectives can't be satisfied, any deficiencies are fully disclosed.