Your How-to for Printing on Campus

A how-to on Kean University's printing locations and procedures

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Surveying the prominent printing locations on campus.

John Artenstein, Editor

The Kean University Union campus offers a variety of helpful and detailed options for printing. Students, residents and commuters alike, should be aware of printing locations and the campus-wide file printing procedure as best they can.

Likely familiar to returning students, the technology center in the first floor of the Miron Student Center offers a full computer lab. A student I.D. is required for access. The lab's computers are equipped with a variety of software, including Microsoft Word, Project, Access, and Excel, Quicktime Player, Zoom Text and more. Its hours of operation during the fall and spring semesters are:

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 11 p.m. 
Friday: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The Nancy Thompson Library Learning Commons (NTLC) provides computers and printers on each of its three stories, and, new to the NTLC, the Commuter Resource Center (CRC) offers a collection of computers and printer as well. NTLC hours of operation during the fall semester are:

Monday - Thursday: 7:45 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Friday: 7:45 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Printing is also possible in the second floor of Harwood Arena and the Upperclassman Residence Hall.

The procedure for printing is the same across devices, and can be found in detail via the OCIS Documentation printing subpage on the Kean University website.

Having navigated to the EPrint webpage, students are directed to log in to PaperCut, the interconnected printing system, and sign in using their student email address and password. Once logged in, students will see a summary of their printing account, including "Rates," "Transaction History," "Recent Print Jobs" and "Jobs Pending Release," indicating how much in pre-loaded funds the student has remaining. Students begin the semester with a $30 budget attached to their account; each page printed charges $0.10.

In order to print, students only need to select "Print" in their document's native software, then select the "Jobs Pending Release" tab in PaperCut, which will import the printing projects from the device they are using and click the small "Print" icon beside their chosen document.

PaperCut also offers the Web Print feature, which allows for wireless printing through the local printer without needing to install the traditional print drivers - a convenient tool for students meaning to print documents in a hurry while the labs are busy.

Once the standard or Web Print options are selected, the user can select the printer, the number of copies or pages desired then select the file for upload into PaperCut. The print job is then added to queue, where the cost of printing and pages selected are shown beside the "Print" selection - which can be confirmed to begin printing.

The new system is simple, convenient and makes it possible for users to more quickly print their materials whenever and wherever they need to, using a campus computer or their own.

Even more detail for using the PaperCut system, as well as other technical information, is available through the Kean University's website.


about the author

John Artenstein, Editor
artenstj@kean.edu

John Shepherd is an English major with a concentration in creative writing. He has been a contributing editor for mayhemdotcom, The Odyssey Online, and other publications. John has authored the books Recent Words: A Collection of Poems and Stories and I Hear Your Favorite. He has also penned essays on culture, politics and more than a dozen albums of original alternative music. He is plotting careers in entertainment and publishing as he continues producing works of fiction and non-fiction across a variety of media.