PaperCut’s History


An overflowing recycling bin next to a high school printer seeded one of Australia’s most successful software companies.   Chris Dance and Matt Doran started PaperCut Software back in 1998 after noticing some careless students were dumping volumes of paper after printing documents they didn’t even look at. Frustrated by the lack of thought around wasting paper, Chris and Matt developed a “little piece of software” to provide schools the control over who printed what and when.

That simple, downloadable tool spread like wildfire and soon the founders were implementing and rewriting more and more features to accommodate the needs of thousands of customers. It was happy customers who introduced PaperCut to Ivy League universities, prestigious schools, and then onto government departments and scores of businesses. The tool evolved into a suite of award-winning Print Management solutions that are now used in more than 110 countries, and translated into 27 different languages.

Today, PaperCut are the market leaders for Print Management solutions in the education sector both locally and internationally and are growing rapidly in all other segments. Chris and Matt’s commitment from that first day was to bring an easy-to-use solution to organizations around the world.


PaperCut software works on any platform (Windows, Mac, Linux and Novell) and integrates with the majority of printing and copying devices – giving the end customer the ultimate control and security in their print environment. That laser-like focus on customers, quality and rapid innovation has resulted in an ardent System Administrator following – some of them even writing tribute songs and poems in gratitude!

With the dedicated PaperCut developer, sales, marketing and support teams, Chris and Matt have created a true Australian success story. The founders have maintained a strong, coffee-fuelled, family-oriented culture throughout their meteoric growth and are extremely proud that their first employee, first customer and first reseller are still with PaperCut today.

Chris and Matt still aim for financial, social, and environmental sustainability as they position the company its next evolution in the ever-changing printing industry. And if nothing else, there’s at least one high school that doesn’t need their recycle bin anymore.

PaperCut Today

PaperCut is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia with offices in the UK and USA.  There are 80+ staff worldwide and a network of 21 Authorized Solution Centers selling our product.  Our market spreads over 100 countries and 50,000 sites in a wide range of industries.

Global Offices

Australia Office:

t. +61 (3) 8376-8610

f. +61 (3) 8621-8983


Physical & Postal Address:

Level 1, 3 Prospect Hill Road

Camberwell, Victoria 3124



9:00am – 5:00pm AEST


 USA Support:

t. (800) 819-5329

f. (800) 804-7014


Physical & Postal Address:

12655 SW Center St, Suite #450

Beaverton, OR 97005



6:00am – 5:00pm Pacific Time

9:00am – 8:00pm Eastern Time

International (Head Office):

PaperCut Software International, Pty. Ltd.

Level 1, 3 Prospect Hill Road

Camberwell, Victoria 3124



ACN: 124 440 400

ABN: 56 935 605 006


t. +61 (3) 8376-8610

f. +61 (3) 8621-8983

11:00pm – 8:00am GMT (Apr – Sep)

10:00pm – 7:00am GMT (Oct – Mar)

  UK Support:

+44 (0) 1256 246979

9:00am – 5:00pm Local Time