Printing

Students

Students on-campus can print using a web based client that supports most devices, like laptops, tablets or cell phones. Once logged in with their Eagle Account credentials, users are walked through a simple wizard that allows them to upload or select an existing document, choose a printer and print options, and then submit the print job for printing. Devices can then print to printers in the information commons of the Library and any residence hall computer lobby printer. In addition, students will be able to view their account balances and printing history online.

iOS devices (iPads, iPhones, etc.) will use AirPrint to manage printing.

Android devices will use the Mobility Print app.

The Windows Mobilty Print client can be found here.

File Types Supported for Upload:

  • PDF - .pdf
  • Images Files - .jpg, .gif, .png, .tif, .bmp, .wpf, .emf
  • Documents - .doc, .docx, .txt, .rtf, .wps
  • Spreadsheets - .xls, .xlsx, .csv
  • Presentations - .ppt, .pptx

Networking Printing

Central Methodist has network attached printers throughout campus. Typically the CMU-owned Windows PC that you are using will automatically default to print to a nearby location. All students are provided a print allotment of $50 at the beginning of every semester. (More funds can be added by the student in $5 increments if needed. Contact Helpdesk for details.) Students may check their print quota by clicking on the PaperCut icon (pictured below) and logging in with their Eagle account username/password or by clicking the PaperCut icon on the lower right-hand side of the Windows taskbar on CMU-owned on-campus PC's.

Papercut icon

Printing Costs

Residence Hall Lobby Printers:

Black and white laser printing: $.05 per page
Students must provide their own paper for printers in residence hall lobbies.

Other Network Printers:

Black and white laser printing: $.10 per page
Duplex printing (2-sided): $.15
Color printing: $.25 per page

Additional credit for printing over and above the standard $50 allotted amount can be purchased in $5 increments. Please refer to our printing policy for complete information and our section on printing tips which will help minimize your printing and save money.

Printing in my Residence Hall Room

Many printers have wireless functionality. In order to ensure that the University wireless network has strong coverage throughout the residence halls for you and others, we do not allow printers to use their wireless functionality. You may still use a personal printer, however we recommend using a USB cable for all of your printing needs.

If you have a mobile device, one of the services provided to students is a dedicated 24-hour wireless printing station in each computer lab in the residence hall. Students are able to upload their file(s) to the selected printer from virtually anywhere on campus with an internet connection and then release the print job as needed.