How to charge a project / account for copies with PaperCut


  • I need to make photocopies of a document, how can I make sure to charge the department I work for?
  • How can I charge a department fo the copies I make?


Some departments require staff to choose specific project codes or accounts to charge their printing and copying to. This is most frequent with printers that are shared by a large number of departments. This process will work on any PaperCut-controlled multi-function device.


To be able to charge a department for copies, you first need to make sure you have permissions to the specific account. If you do not have access, you can enter a request online.

Once you have access, follow these steps to charge a department when copying.

  • At the printer, tap your ID or sign in to the PaperCut interface on the multifunction device (MFD) to log in.
  • Tap "Device Functions" on the touch screen.

    Main PaperCut Interface with the Device Functions box highlighted
  • If you have access to project codes, you will see a screen similar to the one below. Tap the name of the account you want to charge.
    • If you don't need to or want to charge an account, tap the "Use personal account" button on the right.

      Screen shot of the account Selection screen in the PaperCut interface.
  • Copy as you normally would. The job will be charged to the department selected.

If you need further assistance, please contact the Bowdoin College Service Desk


Article ID: 151652
Mon 10/3/22 1:50 PM
Mon 10/3/22 1:51 PM

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