This script watches for activity at the installed printers and writes a logfile. It shows how much a user has printed on wich printer (works also with network printers).
But it has a proplem with counting the right amount of printed pages 🙁
It uses the wmi-class from Tim Golden, which you can download from his webpages. Please put the wmi.py in the same directory where you run this script from.
c = wmi.WMI ()
print_job_watcher = c.watch_for (
pj = print_job_watcher ()
print "User %s has submitted %d pages to printer %s" % \
(pj.Owner, pj.TotalPages, pj.Name)