PaperCut is a system implemented by ITS for student printing. Faculty & Staff can configure network printers.
COVID-19 Printing Update: Reduce Public Printing
In light of current health and safety issues, ITS requests the community refrain from public printing whenever possible. Reducing public printing lowers the risks associated with standing in lines at printers, and using shared print release stations.
Student Printing (PaperCut)
Students are alloted 500 pages in PrintBucks each semester. If you use up your PrintBucks during the semester, you will be charged to your Eagle Bucks account (3 cents for black & white pages and 50 cents for color pages). Note: Two pages, printed double-sided, are charged as one page.
Print to the libraries & other public printers on campus using the PaperCut print queues:
- bc-print-graphicsbw - Large or complex files (Google Slides, PowerPoint, complex PDFs, etc.) should be sent to the bc-print-graphicsbw queue.
Things to note:
- Large, complex print jobs will be denied from bc-print-bw queue.
- If your job is denied, a notification will immediately be sent to your BC email account.
- All jobs can be retrieved from any printer, regardless of which queue they were submitted to.
Student Printing FAQ
PaperCut Printer Locations
- 2000 Commonwealth Ave (residence hall) - access is restricted to residence only
- Alumni Hall
- Bapst Library
- Campion 131 (Center for Teaching Excellence)
- Corcoran Commons (2nd level)
- Educational Resource Center (ERC), Campion Hall G13
- Graduate Computer Lab, Fulton 260
- Keyes South basement
- Law School Library
- McElroy, Eagle's Nest, 2nd floor dining hall
- Maloney Hall (Nursing student lounges)
- Murray House (Graduate Student Center)
- O'Connell House
- O'Neill 205 (Digital Studio)
- O'Neill 245 & 254 (Center for Teaching Excellence)
- O'Neill Library 1st, 3rd & 5th floors
- Social Work Library, McGuinn B38
- Student-Athlete Academic Services (SAAS) [formerly Learning Resources for Student Athletes (LRSA)]
- Theology and Ministry Library
- Trinity Chapel
Looking for color printers?
There are two color printers: O'Neill 205 (Digital Studio) & O'Neill Library 3rd floor
If you need to print a large document in color, you may want to consult with other print service providers. On-campus, professional print services are available from Eagle Print.
Setting up PaperCut
Retrieving Print Jobs
To retrieve your print job, go to a PaperCut printer location. At the print release station, either swipe your BC ID or enter your BC username & password (same as used for Agora Portal).
- Two pages, printed double-sided, are charged as one page.
- Your print jobs remain in the queue for 24 hours.
- Mac Note: If you see the printer icon on your device is flashing or in your Dock with a yellow warning and a red number notification, click to open it. If you see a "Hold for Authentication" message (see Figure 1 in Troubleshooting Common Issues), you may have entered your BC username or BC password incorrectly. Click the refresh icon to enter your BC username & BC password again (same as used for Agora Portal).
Printing complex or large files (Google Slides, PowerPoint, complex PDFs, etc.)?
- Send your job to the "bc-print-graphicsbw" queue, and retrieve it from any printer as usual.
- It may take up to 5 minutes for your job to enter the queue.
- PowerPoint has an option to print six slides per page. When printed double-sided, you can print twelve slides on one sheet.
- Color printing costs 50 cents per page (deducted from your PrintBucks account).
- There are only two color printers on campus [O'Neill 205 (Digital Studio) & O'Neill Library 3rd floor].
- Color printers are configured for single-sided printing only.
- If you need to print a large document in color, you may want to consult with other print service providers. On-campus, professional print services are available from Eagle Print.
Troubleshooting Common Issues
Personal Wireless Printers
Wireless printers are designed to work in home network environments, and therefore won’t work wirelessly on a campus network environment. Please use a USB cable to connect your printer to your computer, instead of wireless.
Adding a Printer from the BC Network using Mac
- To add a printer from the BC network using High Sierra (macOS 10.13 and above):
- Log in to your computer as an Administrator.
- From the Apple menu, select System Preferences.
- Double-click the Printers & Scanners icon.
- Underneath the list of available printers already on your Mac, click the plus (+) sign.
- To add a printer using IP (Internet Protocol):
- On the top menu bar, select IP.
- From the Protocol drop-down list, select Line Printer Daemon - LPD.
- In the Address box, enter the printer name followed by ".bc.edu"
Note: The printer name should be on the front of the printer. If it is not, contact your Technology Consultant (TC).
- In the Name box, enter a descriptive name for the printer (for example, Color Laser Printer), so you can identify it in the Printer pop-up menu.
- From the Use drop-down list, select a printer model or it will auto select for you.
- Select a model name from the models listed and click OK.
- Click Add.
- Select your printer's options from the list, then click OK.
- The Printer List window appears with all the names of the printers you added. Your default printer is listed in bold text.
- To change your default printer, select the printer you want from your Default printer drop-down list.
Adding a Printer from the BC Network using Windows 10
- Click Search (next to Start), type "printers" and then click Printers & scanners.
- Click Add a printer or scanner.
- Scroll down and click The printer that I want isn't listed, then click Next.
Note: If asked if you want to allow this app to make changes, click Yes.
- Select Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname, then click Next.
- In the Hostname or IP address box, enter the printer name followed by ".bc.edu", then click Next.
Note: If asked about additional port information, leave the default selection and click Next.
- Select the type of printer you are using, then click Next.
Note: If asked about which version of the driver to use, leave the recommended selection and click Next.
- On the "Type a printer name window," do the following:
- In the Printer name box, enter a name for your printer so you can identify it.
- If you want to make this printer your default printer, check Set as the default printer.
- Click Next.
- On the Printer Sharing window, select Do not share this printer and click Next.
- On the "You've successfully added" window, do the following:
- Click Print a test page.
Note: If the test page did not print correctly, call your TC.
- When you have successfully printed a test page, click Finish.
- Click Print a test page.