Setup a printer limit?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by seble, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. seble macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2010
    Some of the users on my iMac print off far too much unnecessary stuff. Each user has their own account but with the cost of ink and paper frankly I want them to think about what rubbish they print off. Is there a way to introduce a 'printer credits' printing system so they can only print a limited number of documents?
  2. benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    That might require a great deal of tinkering within CUPS, or possible some third-party software in addition.

    It would be easy enough to pause the print queue, with only the admin able to resume it. You would then have to go through the list of jobs, deciding what should get printed.

    How many "users" do you have on the one Mac? Students, children, co-workers?
  3. Macman45 macrumors G5


    Jul 29, 2011
    Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
    What make and model of printer are you using?
  4. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002

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