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Saint Louis University works with PaperCut to bring exciting printing features to students, including our mobile printing app, print credit and other printing services.

PaperCut Print App

Download the PaperCut app to your Windows, Mac, iOS, Android or Chrome device to manage your print queue. 

Windows Device

Make sure your device is connected to SLU-users or plugged into the SLU wired network.

  • Download and run the Mobility Print Printer Setup
  • On the License Agreement screen, click "Next"
  • Select a printer, then click "Next"
  • When prompted enter your SLU username username and password, then click "Next"
  • Click "Finish."
  • Print your document.
  • To add more printers, run the downloaded Windows Printer Setup again.

Watch a short video about installing the PaperCut Mobility App

Device Requirements: Microsoft Windows 7 or above

macOS Device

Make sure your device is connected to SLU-users or plugged into the SLU wired network.  

  • Navigate to System Preferences and open "Printers and Scanners."
  • Click the + icon under the Printers List.
  • The "Add" dialog is displayed. This dialog displays a list of all of the discovered printers on the network.
  • Select a printer. The Name, Location and Use is displayed.
  • Check that "Use" is set to Secure AirPrint.
  • If "Secure AirPrint" is not displayed
      • Close the "Add" dialogue.
      • Disconnect from the network.
      • Reconnect to the network.
      • Try again. If you still cannot see "Secure AirPrint", contact the IT Helpdesk.
  • Click "Add"
  • Print your document. When prompted enter your SLU Username username and password (same as mySLU).
  • Repeat for any other required printers.
  • If are not sure how to print from your application, follow instructions provided by Apple.

If you enter the wrong authentication details, MacBook devices do not show any warning message; your job will just not print. If your job doesn't print, check the "Print Queue" dialog. If the print job is there and has the message "Held for authentication," click the icon; then re-enter your details. 

If you are using account selection, then additional configuration is required. Contact your system administrator for more information.

Watch a short video on installing the PaperCut Mobility App

  • Device Requirements: OS Yosemite or above
macOS Device (Student Worker)

Make sure your device is connected to SLU-users or plugged into the SLU wired network.
This method is for a personal Mac desktop or laptop of a student who is also a student worker for a department using PaperCut. The installation process involves Installing the PaperCut Client and then configuring it. 

Installation 

  • Start and log in to the Mac computer. Ensure it is connected to the network.
  • Open the Finder.
  • In the Go menu, select "Connect to Server" at smb://f-vw-pcut-01/pcclient
  • Enter password information, if requested.
  • Double-click the client-local-install file. This executes the AppleScript program that starts the install and copy process.
  • Test the application by double-clicking the PCClient application icon in the system's local "Applications" folder

Configuration

  • Open System Preference from the Apple menu.
  • Select "Accounts."
  • Select your login account.
  • Click the "Login Items" tab.
  • Click + then browse and select the PCClient application
  • Test by restarting the computer. The client should start automatically after the reboot and log in procedure is complete
  • If are not sure how to print from your application, follow instructions provided by Apple.

If you enter the wrong authentication details, MacBook devices do not show any warning message; your job will just not print. If your job doesn't print, check the "Print Queue" dialog. If the print job is there and has the message "Held for Authentication," you'll need to re-enter your login details.

If you are using account selection, then additional configuration is required. Contact your system administrator for more information.

Watch a short video on installing the PaperCut Mobility App

Device Requirements: OS Yosemite or above

iOS Device (iPhone, iPad)

Make sure your device is connected to SLU-users.

  • On iPhones and iPads, Mobility Print just works like AirPrint. Print your content as you would from a desktop device to print from your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
  • When prompted enter your SLU username and password.

Watch a short video on installing the PaperCut Mobility App

Device Requirements:  iOS 9.2 or above

Android Device 

Important: Make sure your device is connected to SLU-users or plugged into the SLU wired network.

  • Install the Mobility Print app from the Google Play Store and launch the app.
  • Tap Android settings.
  • Tap Mobility Print.
  • Tap the enable toggle and exit out of "Settings."
  • Print your document. When prompted, enter your SLU username and password. If you select the "Remember me" check box, your phone will remember your login details for that printer for one week.

The way you will print will be different depending on the app you want to print from. For more information, see the documentation for the app. When you select a printer, make sure you select a Mobility Print printer as identified by the PaperCut icon.

If you are using account selection, then additional configuration is required. Contact your system administrator for more information

Device Requirements: Android 4.4 or above. Supported devices includes Android phones and tablets from Google, Samsung, HTC, Lenovo, LG, Sony and Huawei among others.
Chromebook  

Make sure your device is connected to SLU-users or plugged into the SLU wired network.

  • Install the Mobility Print Chrome app.
  • Open the page to print. If printing is available, right-click; then select "Print."
  • Click "Change" to choose a printer.
  • Select a printer from the list.
  • Make sure you select a Mobility Print printer as identified by the PaperCut icon.
  • When prompted, enter your SLU username and password. If you select the "Remember me" check box, your device will remember your login details for that printer for one week.
Device Requirements: Chrome OS with Chrome version 43 or above. Supported devices include Chromebooks from Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba.

Print Credit

Each fall, all students receive a $10 print credit (equivalent to 100 double-sided, black-and-white pages) to use within that academic year. 

During the summer semester, $5 worth of free printing (equivalent to 50 double-sided, black-and-white pages) will be applied for all registered students.

How can I check my print credit balance?

From any University computer lab machine, find the PaperCut icon in the task bar and double click the icon. This will open a small pop-up with your total available balance, including your student print credit and your Billiken Bucks.

You can also check your account at any time by visiting blueprints.ds.slu.edu (you will need to be on the SLU network to access this site.) If you do not have enough pages in your current allotment for a print job, a pop-up notification will alert you and you will not be able to print it on a networked printer until you add credits to your account.

How do I check my PaperCut account log?

While on a SLU network go to blueprints.ds.slu.edu and use your SLU username and password to log into the system. 

Once you log into PaperCut, you can:

  • See how much print credit is left on your account
  • View pending and recent print jobs
  • View print costs and transaction history
  • Check your printing's environmental impact
What if I need more credit for printing?

The system will first use your print credit and then roll over to use any Billiken Bucks that may be on your account. While the print credit is designed to meet most students' academic needs, there is no guarantee that all your academic printing will be provided. If you need additional funds, simply add Billiken Bucks through the SLU Card eAccounts tool within mySLU.

What happens to my balance at the end of the year?

At the end the school year and the summer semester, any unused portion of your print credit will be cleared from your account, and a new allotment will be credited to you at the beginning of the new school year. Any remaining purchased Billiken Bucks will be carried forward each semester during your time at SLU.

I need to print something for my student group. Will I get charged for those?

If you print these documents from your personal account and a Billiken Print printer your account will be debited. Student organizations should continue using the print funds through the Student Involvement Center.

Print Security

When you swipe your ID  to see the queue of print jobs, you will only see your those you have printed. The first time you swipe into the system, you will have to type in your SLU username. It is also very important to use your SLU username when sending in your print jobs.