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NEW for Summer 2013
This summer, we upgraded to a more robust PaperCut setup, including new multifunction devices (MFDs) that print, copy, scan to email and more, in our community printing locations. Anyone who used PaperCut in Spring 2013 must update the PaperCut Client on their computer before being able to print to a community printer.
The new version of PaperCut and the new community printers have several benefits beyond those of the original version:
- You can release your jobs directly from the printers without having to use a separate release station. (Printers and computers used as release stations in Spring 2013 are being repurposed on campus.)
- You can make copies using your PaperCut quota.
- You can staple your printouts as a "finishing" option on the printers.
- You can scan documents to email without it affecting your PaperCut quota.
- You can print color and 11x17 documents using your PaperCut quota in an expanded number of locations (Clapp Reference, Science Library and Art Library).
- You can now print, copy and scan to email in the Wang Campus Center.
- Non-Wellesley guests (visiting scholars, summer programs, etc.) will be able to copy and print for a fee using PaperCut on our community printers.
Printing will remain free (without a limit) for all students for the Fall 2013 semester. Faculty and staff printing outside of these locations remain unchanged. For information on how print jobs will count against your quota (now represented in $$ instead of pages), read How do my pages count against my quota? below.
Your PaperCut account details are available by logging into the web portal with your Wellesley domain account: http://papercut.wellesley.edu:9191/user
If you reach $1 or less, fill out this form and we will give you more.
Instructions for Using the MFDs
To view instructions below, you must be logged into your Wellesley Gmail account.
- Printing with the Color MFD
- Printing with the Black and White MFD
- Copying with the Color MFD
- Copying with the Black and White MFD
- Scanning to Email with the Color MFD
- Scanning to Email with the Black and White MFD
- Finishing instructions for PC and Mac
- Printing 11x17
- Stapling your printout
- Printing simplex/duplex
What is the purpose of PaperCut?
Colleges implementing print management software often report an immediate reduction in printing volume due to the reduction of waste. LTS collected printing data through the Spring 2013 semester and will continue to do so through Fall 2013. Our Spring data showed a measurable reduction in the previous 3 million pages per year printing rate. LTS will be working with our advisory groups and College Government in Fall 2013 to examine the data and deterine whether any changes to our printing policy are necessary.
How do I print to a community printer?
To print to one of these community printers, you will print to a generic printer queue. You can then release your print job from any of these printers (over the next 12 hours) by logging into the printer with your Wellesley domain account. Logging into a printer is immediate; you will see all jobs you have submitted in the last 12 hours, and can choose which ones you would like to print.
Note: With the new printers you can now log into the printer directly. You no longer need to use an attached release station.
Where can I print with Papercut?
PaperCut is now available in the following locations:
LCW Campus Center Student Resource Room
Clapp Library: Reference Room, Knapp Center, Computing Classroom
Science Center: Science Library, 1st and 2nd floor kiosk stations
Pendleton: Social Science Labs 327/327a
Jewett: Art and Music Libraries
Why does it say I only have X balance?
Papercut assigns each person an allotment based on the average number of pages printed by Wellesley students per semester. Increase requests can be made by using the Papercut Allotment Increase form linked above.
Why is my balance represented in $ and not pages? Am I being charged?
If you printed using PaperCut in the Spring 2013, your balance was represented in pages. Going forward, your balance will be represented in dollars. The default balance is still equivalent to 1000 black and white pages. You are not being charged for the black & white pages you print. Increase requests can be made (without charge) by using the Papercut Allotment Increase for linked above. As of 10/1/2013, we will charge for color printing:
For students: Color printing charges will be posted monthly to your Library account. Any unpaid color printing charges will be forwarded to Student Financial Services in December and May.
For faculty/staff: Charges will be journaled to your department.
Moving to this new accounting system allows us to incude color printing and to provide printing to non-Wellesley patrons (including visiting scholars, summer groups, etc.)
How do pages count towards my quota?
Different printing types will count differently towards your quota. Papercut counts "pages." Each page can be either single or double-sided.
A two page document printed single-sided = 2 pages.
A two page document printed double-sided = 1 page.
Your default quota is $10.00 for the fall semester. This is the equivalent of 1000 double-sided 8.5x11 pages (the same default quota for the Spring 2013 semester).
What features are available to me?
With the web interface, available at this website: http://papercut.wellesley.edu:9191/user, you can precisely track your printing usage over the course of a semester. PaperCut can display your printing trends, environment impact, job history, jobs you have submitted for release and more. Due to privacy concerns, PaperCut does not store the actual print jobs after they are released to the printer. In addition, this web portal allows for direct document upload without the need to add a printer.
How long do I have between printing a document and releasing it?
PaperCut stores print requests for 12 hours before removing them if they are not released. After 12 hours, the print job is deleted from the server.
What if I have questions?
Email email@example.com with any questions or feedback.