Adding HuskyPrint and networked printers (Windows - minimally managed or personal)

If you have a minimally managed (computername.sabu) or personal device, you can install HuskyPrint and add certain networked printers. Visit Managed Devices at Michigan Tech for more details.

Papercut requirement

If you have a minimally managed or personal device, the Papercut Client is required. You need to install HuskyPrint and Papercut.

Please disconnect from the VPN before you print, as it will prevent the Papercut client from prompting for credentials. You can reconnect when you are done printing.

You can view your transaction history, recent print jobs, and jobs pending release by logging into PaperCut with your Michigan Tech account name and password.

If you are off-campus and connected to the same home network as another Michigan Tech student, staff, or faculty, you will need to sign out after you are done with your print job before the next person prints. 


Using Papercut

  1. You will need to install Papercut and HuskyPrint
  2. Launch the PaperCut Client from the Start Menu. You can also set PaperCut to automatically launch on startup.
  3. Log in with your Michigan Tech account name and password. Selecting Remember my identity will remember your PaperCut login on your computer
  4. The dashboard window should appear in the upper right corner of the screen with your Express Cash balance. Express Cash will be charged when printing in color.
  5. Select Details to log in. Then, select Jobs Pending Release to check what print jobs will display at at HuskyPrint station.
    Express Cash balance

Add networked departmental printers

Once you have HuskyPrint and Papercut installed, you can add networked departmental printers for which you have approved access by your department.

  1. Find and open the PaperCut Client from your Start menu. You will need to have the PaperCut Client running before you print each time.
  2. Open Printers & Scanners from the Start Menu to Add printer or Add device.
  3. Select The printer that I want isn’t listed or Add Manually..
  4. Select Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname, then Next.
  5. View the list of departmental printers to find the printer queue name and driver. You'll need the printer queue name for the port name and the printer queue name (ex. building-123-copier).
  6. Make the following changes:
    • Device type: TCP/IP Device.
    • Hostname or IP address:
    • Port name: Enter the printer queue name. Example: building-123-copier
    • Uncheck the option for Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use
  7. Select Next. It will take some time while the computer attempts to detect the port. Once it times out, a new window will appear.
  8. Select Custom and click Settings...
  9. Enter the following information in Configure Standard TCP/IP Port Monitor:
    • Port name: Enter the printer queue name. Example: building-123-copier
    • Printer Name or IP Address:
    • LPR: Select the option for LPR
    • LPR Byte Counting Enabled. Select the option for LPR Byte Counting Enabled
    • Click OK, then click Next.
      Configure Standard TCP/IP Port Monitor
  10. Select the driver for the printer. Select the manufacturer, then search through the list for individual printer models. Click Next.

    If you do not have the driver installed on your computer, you will need to download the driver from the printer manufacturer's site.​​​​​​ You may need to extract the downloaded file. To use the downloaded driver, select Have Disk, then browse to the location of the printer driver you downloaded.
  11. Select Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended) if the driver is already installed and click Next.
  12. Change Printer name to reflect the queue name you are adding (ex. building-123-copier) and click Next.
  13. Select the option for Do not share this printer.
  14. Click Next and then click Finish.

Set printing preferences

Open Printers & Scanners from the Start Menu, select the printer, then Printing Preferences. Select the particular configurations that you need for that printer such as additional trays and finishing options (stapling/punch units).

Configure printer properties or job accounting

Open Printers & Scanners from the Start Menu, select the printer, then select Printer Properties. Select the particular configurations that you need for that printer. 

Certain departments use job accounting.

  1. Select the Configuration tab.
  2. Find Accounting, then select Standard Accounting, then Accounting Codes.
  3. Enter your accounting code in the User ID field, leave the Default Group Account set, and leave Account ID blank.

Printer properties -- Configuration tab -- Accounting

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