Printing On Campus

Allegheny College uses a PaperCut print server to provide printing for the College.  The community has access to color, duplex, and advanced finishing options from college owned computers and personal computers.

Printing Using College Computers

College computers are configured to print to at least one Multi-function Devices (MFDs) that provide copying, printing, scanning, and faxing.  Larger buildings have access to additional MFDs and desktop printers.

Employee Printing

Employees are encouraged to set the Toshiba Copier that is closest to them as their default printer.  Printing to the Toshiba is the most cost effective way to print documents needed for one’s daily work.

Employee computers are configured to print to at Toshiba using the

  • Release Printers queue – this queue is the preferred method as it provides greater privacy, limits the number of unclaimed print jobs, minimizes chances of disrupting other print jobs, and can be retrieved from any Toshiba on campus.
  • Copier Specific queue – this is is a direct queue any print job sent to it prints automatically to the queue’s associated Toshiba copier.


Use the Release Printers queue to print documents that use special settings like a different color or size of paper.  It will keep your job from stalling other’s print jobs and minimize the running back and for to the printer as you change paper or select settings.

Print to Public Printers from Your Computer

Students can print from their personal computer to Public Printers at four locations on campus by installing the PaperCut client.

  • Bio/Steffee Computer Lab
  • Brooks Hall Blue Lounge
  • Campus Center
  • Pelletier Library


The PaperCut client is available for Mac and Windows computers. Or you can print using Google Cloud Print from Chrome. (Please be aware that Google has announced that Cloud Print will be discontinued at the end of 2020.)

Print to Public Printers from College Computers

When using computers in public labs and Pelletier library you can print to the Public Printers queue and pick up your papers from any of the locations listed above by swiping your ID Card when you get to the printer.

Print to Lab Printers from College Computers

Students that are in public labs with Lexmark and HP desktop printers can print directly to the printer(s) in the lab.  One does not need to release print jobs when printing from a lab computer.


When printing to a Public Printer your print job will be held by PaperCut for 24 hours.  If the print job is not released within 24 hours the print job will be deleted.  When a print job is deleted from the server PaperCut automatically refunds student print points.

Print a Poster at the Print Shop

Printing Services has a large-format printer suitable for printing posters to be used for academic presentations by faculty and students. Information is provided below regarding creating a poster, printing costs, and methods for submitting your file to Printing Services.

Print Points

Students receive 3200 Print Points each semester to use for printing and copying the necessary academic and co-curricular materials.  Unused points can roll over to the following semester.  Find ideas on how to conserve them to meet your printing needs over the semester, or buy more online.