By Jeffrey J. Kimball Erdely ’14
Brophy’s Technology Department is working in conjunction with PaperCut printing to make all printing procedures on campus a completely website-based process.
The new process allows students to print from their tablets or iPads from anywhere on campus to printers in either Keating or the Information Commons.
The original way students printed documents was by e-mailing the document to themselves and then logging onto a computer in the Information Commons, accessing the document through their Gmail account and finally printing it.
Students could skip the e-mailing portion by using a USB or other data transferring device to bring your document to an Information Commons computer and then printing the document.
The new process begins with a student logging onto print.brophyprep.org with their Blackboard username and password, choosing a printer and uploading the document as a pdf.
Students on campus and using school Wi-Fi will have their document immediately printed out to their printer of choice and awaiting them.
PaperCut was implemented over the summer by the efforts of Brophy’s Department of Technology.
“We collectively, as a tech department, decided to move forward with implementing it PaperCut,” Said Network Administrator Mr. Wess Housh. “Mr. Bopp did initial roll out to the freshmen during their orientation this year. Mr. Pettit and Mr. Elgines provide ongoing support.”
The new printing process differs between iPads and Tablets. iPads have an app that needs to be downloaded for them to use PaperCut at all.
Freshmen were walked through the printing process on their training day in August.
Sophomores were sent an e-mail concerning changes and there is information on Blackboard-Technology for juniors and seniors on how to make your computer compatible with the new system.
One thing about the Brophy printing process has not been changed.
According to Associate Librarian Mrs. Leslie Hanson there is still a limit on how much a student is able to print before running out of printing credit.
“Every year (students) have started with a hundred pages in their account and then they need to feed their account after that,” Mrs. Hanson said. “Students are given an account at the beginning of the year with a hundred pages per student.”
Another new change within the process is the fact that students may now print however many pages at a time that they need instead of the previous five page allotment.
Colin Chung ’14, has had nothing but hard times with the Information Commons printers until now.
“They were always being used or busy or just not working,” He said. “This new printing system they got going is so convenient…it just sucks that I’m only getting to use it my senior year.”