SavaPage - Libre Print Management

  • Posted on: 29 July 2015
  • By: rijkr
System Administration
Rijk Ravestein
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SavaPage is a Libre Print Management Solution that uses Open Standards and Commodity Hardware for Secure Pull-Printing, Pay-Per-Print, Tracking & Tracing and PDF Creation.

Although the paperless office is within reach, hard-copy printing still is a troublesome reality. The craving for tangible documents has a price that someone has to pay. What about our environment? The footprint of paper production and consumption is huge and contributes to climate change and environmental pollution. Besides that, imagine the footprint of printing hardware. What about your organization? Paper, printers and consumables take a large part of your budget. Printer vendor solutions hold a firm grip on IT infrastructure, and leave you no choice. Print Management Software is proprietary and often tied to a long-term hardware lease contract.

SavaPage offers an alternative, so you can choose:

  • Libre Software above Proprietary Software.
  • Commodity Hardware above expensive Proprietary Devices.
  • A community based on Peer-To-Peer Cooperation above Centralized Corporation.

SavaPage is designed to save money and trees, so you can:

  • Use Print Preview to remove unnecessary pages and graphics before printing.
  • Save your print job as PDF document.

How does it work?

SavaPage is deployed on a GNU/Linux system and acts as a shared Virtual Printer. Documents can be printed to SavaPage with a generic PostScript driver, AirPrint, Google Cloud Print or via file upload or email attachment. All prints are held on a personal queue. A User Web App, optimized for Mobile and Desktop users, offers Print Preview, Editing and PDF Creation. Regular office printers are sandboxed in SavaPage and can easily be used for pass-through printing. Several print release scenarios are supported. In a "Fast Print" scenario a user walks up to any printer to release his hold print jobs with a simple NFC card swipe. A Raspberry Pi device with a commodity NFC Reader is used for that purpose. In a "Direct Print" scenario a user releases to a printer within his Web App. Several hybrid release scenarios are also supported.

Where to find more information?

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