Adding Printers and/or Copiers using PaperCut

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The District printing solution, PaperCut, works on Chromebooks, Windows, and Mac OS devices. Please select the operating system for the district device you are using and follow the directions for accessing PaperCut and adding printers. 

Something to note: If you do NOT see the PaperCut client installed according to the instructions below, please submit a help desk ticket or contact the help desk. We will NOT be auto-deploying the client to computers running on an older operating systems or configuration.

The BSD-Guest WiFi network does not allow devices to communicate over the network. Printing will not function when connected to the Guest WiFi. 

If you have already set up printing and suddenly you can not see printers, ensure Google Chrome Browser profile reads 'Sync is on', if not then turn on sync to see printers. 

Chromebooks and Google Chrome

The PaperCut Mobility Print Google Chrome extension is already installed to your BSD Google account. When you log into a Chromebook with your BSD Google account, Print Mobility will be ready to enable printing. The following steps guide you through how to log in to Papercut on a Chromebook. 

  1. Make certain you are connected to the internet by a cable or using the BSD-Devices wireless. 
  2. Make certain you sign in with your BSD Google account.
  3. Click the three dots in the upper right corner of the ChromeOS window and select Print. Alternately, choose File - Print from the Google app you are using (Drive, Sheets, etc.
  4. Choose the “See More” option under the destination menu:
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  5. The first time you choose another printer, you may be prompted to log in with your Google account.
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  6. You will then see a list of the printers available for you to print to with a green Mobility Print icon to the right of each one in the original printer list.  Printers available to you are managed by which Google groups you belong to, if you do not see printers for a specific location, visit the office staff to ensure you are included in that locations Google Group.
  7. Printing requirements for staff: Must be a member of your school's Google Group email list (e.g. amity@boiseschools.org). Please see the school principal or designate to be added to the schools Google Group. You may need to wait 24 hours for the daily sync to recognize the change. 

Windows Devices

Up-to-date computers that have been re-imaged already have the PaperCut Print Deploy Client installed via our device management solution, Microsoft Intune. Check the overflow menu in the status bar bottom right corner of the screen by the clock (see the red square in the pic):

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  1. If the login window does not automatically launch when you log into the computer, click the overflow menu in the status bar down at the bottom right of your screen.
  2. Click on the printer icon and then choose “View my printers”.
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  3. Click the “Sign in with Google” button. You may be redirected to a web page to log with into your district Google Account. Once logged in, close the window to return to your printer list in the original window.
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  4. Printing requirements for staff: Must be a member of your school's Google Group email list (e.g. amity@boiseschools.org). Please see the school principal or designate to be added to the schools Google Group. You may need to wait 24 hours for the daily sync to recognize the change. (Make certain your account is synced to the Google Chrome browser.)
  5. Be connected to the BSD-Devices WiFi network or have an Ethernet cord plugged in to the network.
  6. You may need to click “Refresh” or “Refresh my printers” to see an updated list. 
  7. After you are logged into the client or application on your windows device you MUST then make certai you are logged in with Google Chrome as most printing is done using District Google online services such as Google IC, etc.  if you do not log into  Google you will see a nonstop loading circle. to login ONLINE
    1. Make certain you are signed into Google Chrome with your DISTRICT google account and that Sync is on.
    2. Select the 3 vertical dots on top right corner of Chrome `browser window, navigate down to print option, 
    3. Select print, then on the bnext page in the destination option select see more you should see this as in the pic, select Sign in with Google and accept all the allowances on the following screens.
    4. You can then serch for printers in Chrome and print.

Mac OS Devices

iMac or MacBook enrolled with Mosyle the Disrict management solution for Apple devices - PaperCut should be installed. Check the status bar in the top right of your screen:

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  1. Click the “Sign in with Google” button. You will be redirected to a web page to log into your district Google Account. Once logged in, close the window to return to your printer list in the original window.mceclip9.png
  • Printing requirements for staff: Must be a member of your school's Google Group email list (e.g. amity@boiseschools.org). Please see the school principal or designate to be added to the schools Google Group. You may need to wait 24 hours for the daily sync to recognize the change. (Make certain your account is synced to the Google Chrome browser.
  • Be connected to the BSD-Devices WiFi network or have an Ethernet cord plugged in to the network.
  • You may need to click “Refresh” or “Refresh my printers” to see an updated list. 

The BSD-Guest WiFi network does not allow computers to talk to other devices on the network

My Printers Tab

This tab contains the currently installed printers PaperCut has installed on your computer. If a printer has a trash can icon with a slash through it, this means it is a required install by IT and cannot be removed. This will typically be the copiers located at your school. If your printer has a trash can icon without a slash, you can click the icon to have the printer removed from your device.

Add Printers Tab

As the name suggests, printers in this list can be easily installed onto your computer. Search for your room number in the upper right corner, find the printer you want to install and click “Install”.

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