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 home folder on Middfiles, where they can be easily accessed by any networked computer on campus.

Choosing the Library_Printers or Non_Library_Printers print queues (launched May 2014) allows you to go to any participating print release station to release your print job(s)!

Option 1 - Print from a lab or public computer

  1. 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!
  2. Access and open your document from the Middfiles server, from your USB drive, or wherever you stored it.
  3. Print your document. In most programs, you can do this by going to File -> Print or by pressing the appropriate shortcut keys.
    • Select which pages you want to print, then choose Library_Printers or Non_Library_Printers from the drop-down list.
    • Choosing another printer is possible but these two queues give you the greatest flexibility as you can release your print job from any associated release station.
  4. Proceed to a Print Release Station associated with your printer selection.
  5. Log into the Print Release Station on or near the printer using your Middlebury username and password.
  6. 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?

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.

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