Releasing Your Print Job

Once you’ve sent a document to the print queue, you will “release” your document (print the document). When you release your document, you print the document from the printer using the keypad displayed on the printer. You can print at any of the printers available on campus (or another campus). 

When you go to the printer to which you want to print your document (make sure your document is in the print queue—you can do this by clicking or tapping on the link provided in the email you received), you’ll need to have your Mobile GOCard or NFC-enabled physical GOCard with you. (Note: If you have a GOCard that isn’t NFC-enabled [printed before fall 2020], you’ll need to convert that card to a Mobile GOCard. You can switch to an NFC-enabled physical card by going to the UIS Service Desk.) 

IMPORTANT:  If you don’t release your document within 2 hours of having sent it to the print queue, you’ll receive an email notification from PaperCut that your print job has been cancelled. If your document is removed, you can just resend the document to the queue. 

  1. Go to the printer to which you want to print your document. You should see the following screen:
    PaperCut printer main screen
  2. Authenticate by either tapping your Mobile GOCard or NFC-enabled physical GOCard on the print reader, or by performing the following:
    1. Tap the keyboard icon.
      Tap the keyboard icon to log in to release print job
    2. On the next screen, enter your NetID and then tap OK.
      Enter your NetID and then tap 'OK'
    3. On the next screen, enter your PIN and then tap OK. (IMPORTANT: You must create a PIN before you can release your print job.)
      Enter your PIN and then tap 'OK'
  3. On the printer panel shown below, tap on the Print Release button if you have multiple documents in the print queue and want to print specific documents now, or tap Print all if you want to print all your current print jobs.
    Tap 'Print Release' to display your print jobs

    You will see a list of all the documents currently in your print queue waiting to be released (printed). (Note: You will not be able to see anyone else’s pending print jobs in the queue; conversely, no one will be able to see your pending print jobs as well.)
  4. Select the print job(s) you want to print, as shown in the example below. (Note: You can also change print settings here, such as switching to single-sided [from double-sided, which is the default], or changing to color from monochrome [black and white].) 
    Select the documents your want to print from your list of print jobs, then tap 'Print'
  5. Tap on the Print button to print the selected print job(s).