PaperCut is a system implemented by ITS for student printing.
Faculty & Staff can configure network printers.
Student Printing (PaperCut)
Students are alloted $15 in PrintBucks each semester & are charged 3 cents for black & white pages and 50 cents for color pages. If you use up your PrintBucks during the semester, you will be charged to your Eagle Bucks account. 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 (Newton Campus)
- 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 (Newton Campus)
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.