Printing

Residence Hall Printing

Residents can utilize printers located in central locations within each hall.

Print Program Overview

  • $0.4 per page in Black and White
  • $0.12 per page in color
  • 25% discount for duplex printing
  • Manage your account, add credit, transfer funds, request refunds, utilize Web Print option through Papercut
  • After sending a job to the print queue each job needs to be released at a print station to be printed and billed
  • Print jobs not released within one hour will be dropped by and deleted from the print server
  • Check the billing at the print release station before releasing to make sure your job was submitted correctly

Print Release Software/Web-Browsing Kiosk

  • The web-browsing kiosks in each residence hall lobby have been configured with the Print Release software
  • Double-click on the Print Release icon on the desktop to launch the Print Release software
  • Log in with your eID
  • If your college is taking part in the central print management program, your quota will be applied to these printers as well as the printers in your lab
  • If you do not currently have a quota in this system, you will need to transfer money from your RamCash account to your print quota before you will be able to print
  • You can transfer funds by visiting the Papercut site and selecting the “Add Credit” link.

Papercut

How to Print

  1. Use the Web Print option (requires the upload of your document to the Papercut website)
  2. Windows users may install the residence hall printer driver on personal computer(s)

 

Web Printing

Mac, PC, and Linux

  • Open the acnspapercut.colostate.edu:9192/user site in your web browser (please note that you will have to accept the certificate in order to use this site), then log in with your EID log in
  • From the Papercut user home page click on “Web Print” from the left side menu Papercut summary page screenshot
  • Click on “Submit a Job” Papercut web print screenshot
  • Select the “Residence Hall Printers” virtual queue, and click on “Print Options and Account Selection” Papercut printer options screenshot
  • If you want to change the number of copies do that now, then click on “Upload Document” Papercut web print options screenshot
  • Click on “Choose file”, note that only the listed file types can be printed through this service – any other file types must first be saved as one of these
  • Select the file to print from your computer, and then click on “Upload and Complete” Papercut upload screenshot
  • You should then see your print job held in the queue, ready to be released from a designated print release station Papercut print submission page screenshot

Additional Notes: 

  • Print jobs are held in the queue for 1 hour before being dropped, so you must release your print job from a Print Release Station within that timeframe.
  • The Housing Printers do not have a Grayscale option when using the Web Print, so each page will be $0.12 (less a 25% discount for duplex printing).  If you wish to save money by printing in grayscale, you may select the Library BW Printers.

Printer Installation (Windows 10, 8, 7 Vista)

Web Installation

This process REQUIRES Internet Explorer, if you do not wish to use IE you may still do a Manual Installation or use Web Printing.

  • First we need to make sure that housingprint.hfs.colostate.edu is in your trusted sites, within IE open Internet Options Web Installation IE Options screenshot
  • From the “Security” tab, click on “Trusted Sites” Web Installation Trusted Sites Screenshot
  • Make sure the security level is set to “Medium-low” and click on the “Sites” button to add the site Web Installation Security Level screenshot
  • Add http://housingprint.hfs.colostate.edu and be sure that “require server verification…” is unchecked Web Installation add website screenshot
  • Now go ahead and open the web page http://housingprint.hfs.colostate.edu and provide your EID credentials Web Installation windows security screenshot
  • Click on “Residence_Hall_Printers” Web Installation select printer screenshot
  • Click on “Connect” Web Installation connect screenshot
  • Click on “Yes” to verify that you want to install the printer Web installation add web printer screenshot
  • The printer will begin to install, you may need to re-enter your EID credentials during this process Web installation install screenshot
  • The printer should now be installed Web installation printer installed screenshot
  • You should see it in your “Devices and Printers” Web Installation Devices & Printers screenshot

Note:  When you send jobs to the print queue they will still need to be released at a print release station in in order to actually be printed and billed.  Print jobs not released within an hour will be dropped by the server.

Manual Installation

  • To manually add the residence hall virtual print queue, start by opening “Devices and Printers”, from the start menu manual installation start menu screenshot
  • Click on the “Add Printer” button manual installation add printer screenshot
  • Click on the “Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer” button manual installation add network printer screenshot
  • Click on “The printer that I want isn’t listed manual installation printer not listed screenshot
  • Enter the shared printer by name, the name we need to use is: http://housingprint.hfs.colostate.edu/printers/Residence_Hall_Printers/.printer manual installation shared printer name screenshot
  • Click on “Next” manual installation next screenshot
  • The printer should now be set up, you can print a test page is you like but it will be billed against your account manual installation print test page screenshot

Note:  When you send jobs to the print queue they will still need to be released at a print release station in in order to actually be printed and billed.  Print jobs not released within an hour will be dropped by the server.

Print Preferences

  • Since print jobs are charged different rates for monochrome or color you will need to be able to change that in your printer preferences, start by opening “Devices and Printers” from the Start menu manual installation start menu screenshot
  • Right click on the printer and select “Printer preferences” Printer preferences screenshot
  • Click on the “Color” tab Printing preferences color tab screenshot
  • The checkbox titled “Print in Grayscale” is what controls whether a job is submitted as color or black and white, if this box is checked it will submit the job in monochrome, it is it unchecked the job will be submitted as color (and charged at the higher rate) printer preferences print in grayscale

Credential Change

  • If your EID password has changed or you simply want to change the EID that a print job is billed to without reinstalling the printer, start by opening “Devices and Printers” from the Start menu manual installation start menu screenshot
  • Right click on the printer and select “Printer properties” Printer preferences screenshot
  • Click on the “Ports” tab printer preferences ports tab screenshot
  • Click on the “Configure port” button printer preferences configure port screenshot
  • And finally update the uername and / or password in the supplied fields – note the “colostate\” preface before the EID username is required configure new credentials screenshot
  • “Ok” your way back out of the menus and the credentials will be updated!

Driver Removal

On occasion the HP universal driver will have an issue and will need to be cleared from the computer (For example the “color” tab will disappear in “Printing preferences”), the process for doing this is as follows.

  • First you must remove any printers from the computer that are using the driver you want to remove, from the start menu click on “Devices and Printers” manual installation start menu screenshot
  • Right click on the printer and select “Remove device” Printer preferences screenshot
  • Now that all printers that use the driver are removed from “Devices and Printers” we can remove the driver, rom the start menu, enter “cmd” in the search box remove driver search cmd screenshot
  • Right-click on the “cmd” program to bring up it’s menu, then click on “Run as Administrator” cmd program run as administrator screenshot
  • An Administrator command prompt windows will open, enter the command: printui /s /t2 and press enter administrator command prompt window screenshot
  • Highlight the “HP Universal Printing…” driver and click on the “Remove” button HP universal printing driver screenshot
  • Select the Remove driver and driver package” radio button and click “OK” remove driver and package popup screenshot
  • Click on the “Yes” button to confirm Print server properties confirm box screenshot
  • Click on the “Delete” button to remove the driver Remove driver package screenshot