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EPSON MFC Embedded

EPSON Embedded enables tracking, monitoring and charging of copying, faxing and scanning additionally to providing secure print release when users authenticate at the device.

MFP HP Display Interface.

Extend the power of EPSON MFDs with PaperCut MF - developed by EPSON, approved by PaperCut. EPSON has developed the compatibility for selected multifunction devices allowing you to take full control and manage your printing, copying, scanning and faxing.

  • Secure documents with Find-Me printing, user authentication and Integrated Scanning.
  • Provide users with simple BYOD printing from any device and operating system.
  • Single sign-on Authentication.
  • Card ID Readers Integration via USB standard MFD Port.
  • Group-based access control to the device and color copying.
  • Releasing Print Jobs securely (Hold and Release queue set up).
  • Follow Me Functionality for users to release at any device.
  • Activity reporting against departments accounts/client/cost-centers/projects.

PaperCut MF embedded application tour for EPSON MFD

PaperCut is a single integrated solution where copier usage is managed together with network printing all in one system. Users have a single account and administrators have the same level of administration for all services.

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:
    • Microsoft Active Directory
    • Apple Open Directory
    • Novell eDirectory
    • Other LDAP, NIS or POSIX environments
  • Optionally authenticate using swipe cards, proximity cards or ID numbers and optional PINs for extra security.

Authenticating with a username and password at a EPSON MFP

Protect your valuable EPSON MFPs from usage by unauthorized staff or visitors or limit expensive color copying to selected members of your organization.

  • User allocated quotas or budgets
  • shared account budgets
  • or a user-pays upfront model

Group memberships in your user directory can serve as a basis for fine-grained access control.

The EPSON embedded solution offers the same level of tracking for copying as PaperCut does for printing. Jobs may be allocated to shared accounts that represent departments, projects or clients.

  • Shared accounts are optional - some users can have a simplified interface while others get access to search and select accounts.
  • Shared account access is easily controlled using Active Directory/LDAP groups
  • Real-time account and user level reporting.

If enabled, shared accounts can be accessed using a number of on-screen convenient methods:

  • Selection from list
  • Quick entry via code/PIN
  • Search by keyword

Users are configured once and are provided with a consistent experience for both network printing and off-the-glass MFP use.

Charging to a share account while printing from a workstation



Charging to a shared account while copying

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. Users have a single account and administrators have the same level of reporting and administration for all services More on Find Me on our tour page.

Release methods include:

  • Automatic release on log in
  • Release from list
  • Secure release

Releasing a print job from a EPSON MFP

EPSON MFP Interface


  • Charge different types of copying at different rates
  • All usage reported in the PaperCut logs
  • Optionally limit amount of copying users can perform

Scanning and Faxing

  • Securely scan documents to email and specified network folders
  • Control account, bill or charge every copy, print, scan and fax with ease


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.

PaperCut offers more than 50 standard reports. Reports detail copying, printing or consolidated view. Highlights include:

  • By user
  • By shared account (client, department, faculty)
  • By location
  • By date and time / period
  • By environmental impact

The embedded application for Epson MFDs is supported on the following device models with Epson OPS for PaperCut:

  • LX-7000F
  • WF-C20590 series
  • WF-5690 series
  • WF-M5690 series
  • WF-R5690 series
  • WF-6590 series
  • WF-8590 series
  • WF-R8590 series
  • WF-C869R series
  • PX-M7050FP series
  • PX-M7070FX

If the device is compatible, you will see the following label on the carton box and on the MFD near the serial number.

Functionality EPSON
Follow Me (Auto Release at Login)
Follow Me (Release from List)
Card Reader Integration (i.e. HID)
ID # Only display authentication
Card Only authentication
Card + PIN authentication
Self-association of Card w/user
Track Faxing
Track USB Printing
Track Scanning (i.e. to email, to USB)
Auto Populate email when scanning (FROM address)
Auto Populate email when scanning (TO address)
Customizable Display Logos / Colors
Restrict Color Copying
Zero Stop
Share Account selection from List
Share Account keyword search
Share Account selection by code/PIN
Security Rating
(Based on Best Practice 1-5)
Note: Your Device may need a license to allow PaperCut communication. EPSON EOP.


Access https://openplatform.epson.biz/download/pc/ to download the following tools.

  • Firmware Updater for your device.
  • Epson OPS for PaperCut for your operating system in which PaperCut MF is installed.
  • Please contact your Epson supplier for more information.


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