Printing is available to anyone on campus, including students, faculty, staff, and guests. ITS partners with Ricoh to provide specialty print services in the Document Center and maintain a modern printer fleet throughout campus. 

Student printing

Install printers (Windows)

Install printers (Mac)

There are numerous black & white printers available to students throughout campus. This includes a printer in every Residence Hall and most academic buildings and common areas. There are also cash-based specialty printing services in the Document Center and color printing in Preus Library.

Installing printers

Current students can install Luther printers on their personally-owned devices using our scripts. These scripts only work on Mac OS and Windows 10 computers. If this is the first time you're installing printers on any given computer, you'll also need to run the "Change Username" script that changes your username to match your Norse Key.

After you've installed your printers and your username matches, run a test:

  • Make sure you're on campus and connected to LCSecure, LCWireless, or our wired network.
  • Go to and login with your Norse Key.
  • Try printing something — If the job doesn’t appear in PaperCut, run the “Change Username” script and reboot before testing again.

Contact the Technology Help Desk with questions

PaperCut and quotas

Students are given a semester-based allowance for black & white printing, with the capacity to add their own funds using NordiCash. When students print,hat job is held in a private queue on PaperCut, our print management service, until they are ready to pick up the print job. Learn more about PaperCut

Bringing personal printers to campus

Because printers are plentiful and the printing allowance is more than sufficient for the vast majority of students, we recommend that students leave their personal printers at home. If a student does bring their own printer, we require them to disable any feature that would broadcast a wi-fi network.

Faculty/Staff printing

Faculty and staff can print from Luther-owned workstations to the printers within their departmental suite using an unlimited quota paid for by their department. We recommend printing through the Document Center for any job over 50 pages, as it is more cost effective. If faculty and staff need to use a printer in a lab or classroom, the job will need to be released from PaperCut, just like a student print job.

Faculty and staff should contact the Document Center if they need new printersinstalled or changes made to their current printers, like adding the ability to hold a print job for release at the printer. We ask that faculty and staff do their printing on their departmental printer. The Technology Help Desk does not install student or lab printers on employees’ personally-owned devices.

Guest printing

Guests can print in black & white from the public workstations in Preus Library and can order specialty prints (including color) in the Document Center on the lower level of the Main Building. The public-access printer in the Library is cash-only.


The Document Center services physical problems with printers across campus Monday through Friday. For all other issues, including after-hours service, low paper, issues with PaperCut, and more, contact the Technology Help Desk.

For specialty printing, visit the Document Center on the lower level of Main. They can assist with a wide variety of services, including poster and booklet printing, color printing, odd-sizes, specialty papers, and large jobs.

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