• Add shared printers with a queue managed by ITS by opening the run box (Windows logo + R) and typing \\print for a small printer or \\mfd for a large multifunction device and looking for the name of the queue. You can typically find the queue name on a sticker on the front of the printer. Double-click the queue name and it will install itself.
  1. Take a picture and document both the Printer Model and IP Address displayed on the desired printer
  2. In Windows Search type in “Printers & Scanners” and select
  3. Click on “Add a printer or scanner
  4. Printers will populate but make sure to select “The printer that I want isn’t listed
  5. When the window opens select “Add a printer using an IP address or hostname” and click next
  6. Under the Device Type dropdown make sure to select “TCP/IP Device”
  7. For the Hostname or IP address and Post name enter the IP Address saved from Step 1 and make sure to leave “Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use” box checked off then click next
  8. Under Manufacturer choose the brand of the desired Printer then click next (If the printer brand is not displayed, a driver for the printer will need to be downloaded through the manufacturer’s website. If you do not know how to do so, please contact
  9. Make sure to select “Use the driver that is currently installed (recommend)” and then click next
  10. Give the printer a desired name under “Printer name” then click next (Printer Model or Queue name is recommended for locating the printer easier in cases where a new printer name might be forgotten)
  11. Select “Do not share this printer” under Printer Sharing then click next
  12. You can decide whether you want this printer to be your default printer or not by selecting “Set as the default printer” and then clicking “Print a test page.” A prompt will come up indicating that a test page has been sent to the printer; click close then click finish
  13. Go to the printer to make sure a test page is printed. If the test page is there then you are all set and ready to print


  • For most student printing, the PaperCut system is used. You can print your job from a COE lab and pick it up at any PaperCut print station on campus.
  • To submit print jobs via the web, log in to PaperCut using your Husky (student) or NUnet (fac/staff) credentials:
    1. In the left panel select “Web Print”.
    2. In the center select “Submit a Job”
    3. Select the appropriate print queue based on paper size (ie, bos3625\PaperCut – 8.5×11 BW (virtual))
    4. Then click “Print Options and Account Selection”.
    5. Set number of copies.
    6. Then “Upload Documents” (drag and drop desired documents into center panel) or select “Upload from computer”.
    7. Once files are uploaded, select “Upload & Complete”.

    Print jobs in your queue can be printed/released at any open PaperCut station by swiping your Husky card.

    For more information about PaperCut, click “How to Print” in the left navigation bar.

  • Microsoft Excel (xlam, xls, xlsb, xlsm, xlsx, xltm, xltx)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (pot, potm, potx, ppam, pps, ppsm, ppsx, ppt, pptm, pptx)
  • Microsoft Word (doc, docm, docx, dot, dotm, dotx, rtf, txt)
  • PDF (pdf)
  • Picture Files (bmp, dib, gif, jfif, jif, jpe, jpeg, jpg, png, tif, tiff
  • If my job is canceled before the pages are printed, will I be charged?
    • No, you are not charged until your job actually prints.
  • I am a teaching assistant. My professor told me to print 75 copies of a quiz.
    • Please speak to a member of the Engineering Computer Center staff.
  • The printer jammed (or otherwise ruined my print job)!
    • Save the ruined job and take it to the ITS Help and Information Desk in Snell Library for a print credit.
  • How can I save paper and use up less of my allotment?
    • Print documents 2, 4, or even 6 pages per printed page when it makes sense to do so — for example, when printing PowerPoint slides.
  • Do you support duplex printing?
    • Yes! Duplex printing is the default for Black-and-White 8.5 x 11 printing.
  • Is color printing available? How about 11×17 page size?
    • Yes! Choose one of the alternate print queues when you print your job. Remember that color and large-format printing cost more!
  • For large-format printing, you may need to speak with your department’s front office to see if they provide it or use Reprographics.
  • The CEE Design Studio has several special printers and plotters. If you have key-card access to that lab, you should see the additional print queues when you log in.
  • The CHE Capstone Lab has a plotter; please see staff member Rob Eagan if you want to print to it.