You may see a warning saying “PublicPrinters.exe is not commonly downloaded and may be dangerous. Tell your computer to keep the file.
When you launch PublicPrinters.exe, an introduction screen saying “Ready to Install” will appear. Click ‘Install’ to proceed.
The installer will show you a progress bar showing extracted files and installation progress. This may take some time.
When all files have been extracted and installed, the dialogue box will say “Setup has finished installing Allegheny College Public Printers on your computer.”Click “Finish”.
When the PaperCut Client is run for the first time, it will prompt you to login. Enter your credentials and click ‘OK’.
The PaperCut Client is configured to automatically start when your computer boots. Its icon can be found in the notification area near the clock in Windows 10.
Opening the PaperCut Client will display your current Print Point allocation and will allow personal computers to connect to the Allegheny Public Printers.
When you print a document, select the printer called “Public_Printers” (or “Public Printers”) to send your document to the Public Printers queue.
The first time you submit a print job to the Public Printers queue, the PaperCut client will request your login credentials. Enter your Allegheny username and password then click ‘OK’ to send the document to the print queue. You can choose how long you want PaperCut to remember your credentials (anywhere from 5 minutes through “Until I logout”).
After your print job has been successfully sent, you will get a notification saying “Your document has been held in a queue.” If this notification does not arrive, your print job has not been sent to the print server.
Additionally, you can login at print.allegheny.edu and click on “Jobs Pending Release” on the right side of the page. If your print job appears in the list, then it is being held on the server waiting for you to release it to a public printer.
You can now go to any of the Public Printers on campus and swipe your ID card to log in. From there you can choose print jobs to release to that printer to begin printing.
Print jobs will only be held in the queue for 24 hours before being automatically deleted.