Carleton College


PaperCut is the name of Carleton's print management solution.


There are three parts to the system:

  • a server part (which manages the print queues and payment system);
  • client software, which is installed on our public lab computers (available soon for personally-owned computers);
  • Web Print for printing over the web without the client software.

Some features the client software provides:
  • Displays notification messages, such as why a print job was denied.
  • Displays print policy popups, such as to encourage duplex printing.
  • Displays popups for shared account allocation/charging (department accounts, client billing).
  • Allow the user to confirm the details and/or cost of their print job before printing.
  • Shows the user their current balance (useful in schools where print quotas are used).
  • Can be used for authentication when printing from public terminals or other unauthenticated systems.
Common questions
How much does it cost to print?

Printing is charged "per impression," which basically means per printed side of the paper. For Carleton faculty, staff, and students, black and white impressions cost $0.04 each, and color impressions are $0.15 each.

How do I see my balance?

"Current Balance" refers to your Printing Account, or quota; "Schillers" refers to how many Schillers you have on your OneCard.

How do I transfer money to my printing account?
  • Visit
  • Log in using your Carleton username and password (or the username and password printed on your OneCard, if you are a Friend of the College).
  • Select the "Add Credit" link on the left side.
  • Select how much money you would like to transfer to your printing account.

Note: Smaller amounts are generally better; $1.00, for instance, is 25 black and white impressions. Money left in your printing account will be forfeited on August 1 of the following year.

How do I print if I've forgotten my OneCard?
  • Visit
  • Log in using your Carleton username and password.
  • Select "Jobs Pending Release" from the left side.
  • Click "release" for the job you'd like to release; this acts just like releasing it using your OneCard at a release station.

How do I print from my personal computer?

Follow the WebPrint directions.

Do you have any tips for doing class readings without printing everything out?

Strategies and tool suggestions are available: Reading and Research Notes without Paper

Who should I contact with further questions?

Please contact the ITS Helpdesk  (phone: x5999   email:

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