Difference between revisions of "Printing to Public Printers"
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Fastest printing results are obtained when you send print jobs directly from lab or public computers. You may experience delays when using Web Print from your personally-owned computer. We recommend that you save your documents in your OneDrive or Google Drive cloud storage where they can be easily accessed by any networked computer on campus.
Option 1 - Print from a lab or public computer
- Log in to a college computer in the library or any of our public computer labs. Be sure to use your own Middlebury username and password - if someone else was using the computer before you and forgot to logout, log them out first!
- Access and open your document from the cloud, from your USB drive, or wherever you stored it.
- Print your document. In most programs, you can do this by going to File -> Print or by pressing the appropriate shortcut keys.
- Proceed to a Print Release Station associated with your printer selection. (After 18 hours have elapsed your print job will be erased from the system.)
- Log into the Print Release Station on or near the printer using your Middlebury username and password.
- Release your print job by clicking “Print” at right.
Option 2 - Print from your own computer using Papercut's Web Print
Use Web Print from your own computer to print to our public printers. Note that this method is often slower and does not allow you to select any print options.
See Web Print for instructions.
Where can I release my print jobs?
- Locations for jobs sent to Library_Printers
- Locations for jobs sent to Non_Library_Printers
- View Complete list of Printer and Release Station Locations
Please conserve resources!
You can reduce the environmental impact of printing your papers by following some simple recommendations:
- Use Print Preview (under the File menu) to see how your document looks before printing.
- Always print double-sided. This is the default on Middlebury College’s printers.
- Don’t print e-reserve or other web source material unless truly necessary. Instead of printing the entire document, take notes while reading it on the computer to help you remember important points.
- When printing a draft, print multiple pages on one sheet. This can be surprisingly readable at 2-4 pages per sheet. It becomes a tremendous paper-saving technique when combined with double-sided printing!
- Please print one copy only of your documents and use the copy machines to generate additional copies, if needed.