PaperCut Print Logger - free print logging software for Windows

By: Papercut  11/22/2011
Keywords: Printing, Printers

The free print logging program

PaperCut™ Print Logger is a free print logging application for Windows systems designed to provide real-time activity logs detailing all printer use. Information tracked includes:

  • the time of print,
  • the name of the user who printed,
  • the total number of pages,
  • document names and titles,
  • other print job attributes such as paper size, color mode and more.

Print audit logs are available in a viewer friendly HTML format, or in CSV or Excel format for advanced users needing the data for further analysis.


  • 100% free!
  • Easy to use HTML interface.
  • Now available in English, French, , , , , and .
  • Monitor printing on all major printer makes and models.
  • Real-time print logs ensure data is always current and live.
  • Printer usage logs are available in Microsoft Excel format allowing for detailed print analysis and charting.
  • Compatible with both desktop and server versions of Microsoft Windows print queues.
  • Unobtrusive - no need to modify the printing process or configure printers differently.

Windows download for all languages.

786 KB


Why is PaperCut Print Logger free?

Can I install PaperCut Print Logger on my server and monitor all network printing?

If your server is set up to host print queues and workstations print to these shared queues, then installing PaperCut Print Logger on the server will monitor all printing. Computers with individually attached desktop printers will need Print Logger installed locally if monitoring these printers is desired. Consider PaperCut NG if you require centralized logging from multiple systems.

Do you provide support for PaperCut Print Logger?

Because Print Logger is a free application, we're not able to provide official support. If however you have a quick question, please feel free to contact support and our developers will do their best to help you out.

By default, Print Logger will ignore and not monitor printing on most popular virtual printers. Printers can be ignored by defining the printer's name in the IgnoredPrinters setting in the configuration file located at:

C:\Program Files\PaperCut Print Logger\print-logger.conf

Remember to restart the PaperCut Print Logger Service in Control Panel -> Services to apply this change.

I notice you offer solutions for Apple Mac and Linux. Why is Print Logger only available for Windows?

Are you planning any new features?

Does Print Logger support Microsoft Cluster/Failover Server?

Can I use the data for reporting?

The raw print log data recorded is available in a Microsoft Excel format. You may be able to use many of the features of Excel or a similar program to summarize and construct reports. If you're after pre-built reporting features, please consider PaperCut NG.

Where can I find the download?

The latest version of PaperCut Print Logger can always be downloaded from the "Download Now" link at the top of this page on .

What are the different platforms supported by PaperCut Print Logger?

PaperCut Print Logger supports the print spooler service running on the following platforms:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 (any edition)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (any edition)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 (any edition)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista (any edition)
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 (Pro and Server)
  • Microsoft Windows XP (any edition)

What languages is PaperCut Print Logger available in?

PaperCut Print Logger is available in:

Keywords: Printers, Printing

Other products and services from Papercut


PaperCut Quota - PaperCut

Today's customers demand features that were almost unheard of in 1999, like a top quality web-based user interface and full support for all common platforms. It is recommended that existing users of PaperCut Quota plan to upgrade to PaperCut NG as soon as possible. When PaperCut Quota was first released in 1999 the world of computing was very different than it is today.


PaperCut Print Logger - kostenlose Windows-Software zur Protokollierung der Druckernutzung

PaperCut™ Print Logger ist eine kostenlose Software für Windows die die Druckernutzung in Echtzeit erfasst und detailliert protokolliert. Arbeitsplatzrechner mit direkt vor Ort angeschlossenen Druckern müssen Print Logger lokal installiert haben um diese Drucker zu erfassen. Ziehen Sie PaperCut NG in Betracht wenn Sie eine zentrale Erfassung über mehrere Systeme hinweg benötigen.


PaperCut for Education - Print control software software for schools, colleges and Universities

PaperCut lets us have a consistent credit system between different operating systems and empowers us to manage users and printers seamlessly. PaperCut was developed 10 years ago in conjunction with network technicians and staff from a number of education establishments. As software developers we're big believers in the idea that simplicity and power are not mutually exclusive.


Free software options - PaperCut

The aim of the program is to ensure that education based organizations all around the world have the opportunity to benefit from PaperCut and the costs savings associated with implementing quotas at an affordable price. The savings help fund the purchase and at the end of the 12-months, the organization may purchase an indefinite license for the cost of an upgrade - this is effectively a 70% discount on standard price.