We have provided basic instructions regarding how to securely print to the Kenison Library Xerox copier using Brewster’s new “Papercut” service. However, there are times when you may want to manually cancel a job, authorize it for release (without using your “prox” card) or just see the history or even environmental impact of your printing.
To access the Papercut web interface, right click on the “Papercut” icon in the menu bar at the top of your screen and select Details… or visit this page in any web browser.
You will be presented with a login page. Log into the service using your FAC###, STU###, STA###, SFAC###, THAI###, and password that you use for wireless access on campus.
The first page you will be presented with is your “Summary page” (Note the various sections on the left-hand side of the page):
The summary page provides you with basic information regarding your printing history to the Kenison Library Xerox printer. We will expand this to include all other printers and copiers for the 2016-2017 school year. While much of this information is useful, please take your “Balance” lightly. While this DOES reflect the actual cost of your printing you ARE NOT being charged or billed. Actually, since we do not set balances all of the numbers you see will be negative numbers.
Print (release) or cancel jobs:
There may be times when you wish to either manually delete a print job from the queue or wish to release (print) the job without using your “prox” card. (Note: all jobs automatically delete after 120 min if you do not print the job via this interface or at the copier)
Select the “Jobs Pending Release” section on the left. You will see the following page:
This page shows any job you have sent to the printer but haven’t actually printed at the copier yet. You are provided some basic information on the print job itself. If you wish to cancel or manually release (print) the job, there are selections for that on the right of the page:
At the bottom of the original summary page, you will see an “Environmental Impact” section. These numbers at the bottom represent the real world impact of the production of paper that has been used in your printing. If you click the “Environmental Dashboard” link in the lower right you will get more detailed information.
There are many more sections of the web interface that we have not yet touched upon as only a single printer (Kenison Library Xerox) is currently set to work with Papercut. As we move forward into the next school year you may find the “rates” section useful. Each printer on campus has a different cost associated with its prints. The rates change based on the printer type, paper size, paper used (think single vs double sided printing) and color vs black and white printing. This is intended to be informative. As always we hope to keep printing costs and environmental impact as low as possible. This section is intended to bring awareness of the differences in efficiency between printers and print jobs themselves, so that you, the user can make the most informed printing decisions possible.
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