Pitt Printing enables students to send print jobs from any location to Pitt Print stations located in all of the campus computing labs, many residence halls, and other high-traffic locations across the Pittsburgh campus. Pitt Printing enables remote printing from:
- personal computers with an Internet connection (Pitt Printing software must be installed)
- computer kiosks
- computers in the computing labs
- smartphones and tablets
After sending a print job to a Pitt printer, students can pick up the document by swiping their University ID card at a Pitt Print station.
Pitt Printing Software
Pitt Printing software is available for 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, 8, and 10 as well as Mac OS X 10.7 and higher. To use the service, install the required Pitt Printing software from the Software Download Service at My Pitt.
MobilePrint is an extension of the Pitt Printing service that makes it simple to print from smartphones and mobile devices. Send an email message with an attachment of the file that you want to print or enter the information that you want to print in the body of the email message. Students may then pick up the print job at any Pitt Print station. For more information, see the MobilePrint FAQ.
Jobs can be sent to one of the following email addresses:
email@example.com – to print two-sided in black and white
firstname.lastname@example.org – to print two-sided in color, and can be printed in a computing lab
Printing in the Computing Labs
Pitt Printing is a student resource. Both color and black & white printers are available in all labs. By default, print jobs sent from a lab computer are sent to Pitt Printing stations located in the labs. Students simply swipe their ID cards at the Pitt print station to print and pick up their job.
Print Stations around Campus
Pitt Printing enables students to send print jobs from any location to Pitt print stations located in all of the computing labs and the following locations:
Note For the summer term: Some printers will NOT be available for use. Please consult the following Pitt Printing Locations list. Any location with a double asterisk (**) will NOT be available.
- Amos Hall (1st floor lobby) * **
- Barco Law Building (ground & 4th floors)
- Benedum Hall (basement)
- Bouquet Gardens, building J * **
- Brackenridge Hall (1st floor lobby) * **
- Bridgeside Point 100 (1st floor )
- Bruce Hall Lobby
- Cathedral of Learning G-25
- Chevron Hall Lobby
- David Lawrence Hall (2nd floor)
- Forbes Craig Apartments (lounge) * **
- Forbes Hall Lobby **
- Forbes Tower (4th floor)
- Holland Hall (11th floor lounge) * **
- Information Sciences Building (3rd floor)
- Langley Hall Lobby
- Litchfield Towers Lobby
- Lothrop Hall Lobby * **
- McCormick Hall (1st floor lobby) * **
- Mervis Hall (room 118)
- Nordenberg Hall (3rd floor) * **
- O'Hara Student Center (2nd floor)
- Panther Hall Lobby * **
- Parran Hall (3rd floor)
- Pennsylvania Hall Lobby * **
- Ruskin Hall Lobby * **
- Salk Hall (2nd & 4th floors)
- Scaife Hall (Falk Library)
- Sennott Square (2nd floor)
- Sutherland Hall Lobby **
- University Store on Fifth (main level)
- Victoria Hall (2nd floor)
- Wesley W. Posvar Hall (1st & 5th floors)
- William Pitt Union Lobby
* Note that for security reasons, these print stations are only accessible to students living in those residence halls.
** For the summer term, these printers will NOT be available for use.
Quick Print Stations in the Labs
In a hurry? We have installed Quick Print stations in all of our computing labs to help you print that paper and get on your way. Quick Print stations feature faster logins than normal computing lab machines and 15-minute time limits. Please keep in mind that you will automatically be logged out after 15 minutes.
Printing from UNIX
The lpr command prints files on UNIX. Use the -Pqueuename option to select a printer.
Example: lpr -Ppittprint sample.file
Result: This is the default output. Single-sided output, one page worth of text per side, portrait format. Output is queued to the Pitt Print Stations.
Note: The UNIX operating system is case sensitive; type all commands in lower-case letters unless noted otherwise.
Check Your Print Quota
Pittsburgh campus students receive $63 per semester for printing. Black & white sheets are $.07 each. Color sheets are $.49 each. This is equivalent to 900 sheets printed in black and white or 128 sheets printed in color.
Students can purchase additional print quota at the Technical Support Desk at the University Store on Fifth (please remember your Pitt ID) or using Pay Stations located in the David Lawrence Hall and Hillman Library Campus Computing Labs (cash only).
You can check how many pages you have printed at any time. Log in to my.pitt.edu and click on the Pitt Print My Print Center link in right-hand column. Available print quota balances are also displayed on the Pitt Print Station terminals which allows you to see the balance each time that you print. In addition, you can view detailed information about your printing, including quota, added funds, etc. by selecting the Account button on the Pitt Print Station terminal.