Pitt Printing enables students to send print jobs from any location to color and black & white Pitt Printing Stations located in all Student Computing Labs, many residence halls, and other high-traffic locations across the Pittsburgh campus. Pitt Printing enables remote color and black & white printing from:
- Personal computers with an internet connection (Pitt Printing software must be installed)
- Computer kiosks
- Somputers in the Student Computing Labs
- Smartphones and tablets
After sending a print job to a Pitt printer, students can pick up documents by swiping their University ID card or entering their University username and password at a Pitt Printing Station.
Note: Color Pitt Printing Stations are only located in Student Computing Labs. Pitt Printing Client 17.0, released in Fall 2016, or later is required for printing to the color printers from a personal device.
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 10.9 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 can send print jobs from any location to Pitt Printing Stations located in the Student Computing Labs, residence halls, and other high-traffic areas on campus. 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 Student Computing Lab
Printing in the Student Computing Labs
Pitt Printing is a student resource. Both color and black & white printers are available in most CSSD labs. By default, print jobs sent from a lab computer are sent to black & white Pitt Printing stations. Students simply swipe their ID cards or enter their University usernames and passwords at the Pitt Printing Station to print and pick up their jobs.
Note: Bellefield Lab does not have color printing.
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 Student Computing Labs (cash only).
You can check how many pages you have printed at any time. View your print quota at My Print Center at print.pitt.edu. You can also view this information by logging in to my.pitt.edu and clicking on the Pitt Print My Print Center link in the 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.
Print Stations around Campus
Pitt Printing enables students to send print jobs from any location to Pitt Printing Stations located in all of the computing labs and the following locations:
- Alumni Hall (B-40)
- Amos Hall Lobby *
- Barco Law Building (ground & 4th floors)
- Bellefield hall (314)
- Benedum Hall (B06)
- Bouquet Gardens, building (near mailroom) *
- Brackenridge Hall Lobby *
- Bridgeside Point 100 (1st floor)
- Bruce Hall Lobby
- Cathedral of Learning (G-25, G27, G-62)
- Chevron Hall Lobby
- Crabtree Hall (4th floor)
- David Lawrence Hall (230)
- Forbes Craig Apartments (1st floor lounge) *
- Forbes Hall (1st floor lounge)
- Forbes Tower (4th floor)
- Hillman Library (ground, 1st, and 3rd floors)
- Holland Hall (11th floor lounge) *
- Information Sciences Building (3rd floor)
- Langley Hall Lobby
- Litchfield Towers Lobby
- Lothrop Hall Lobby *
- McCormick Hall (Lobby)*
- Mervis Hall (1st floor)
- Nordenberg Hall (3rd floor) *
- O'Hara Student Center (2nd floor)
- Panther Hall (near mailroom) *
- Pennsylvania Hall (near mailroom) *
- Ruskin Hall (near mailroom) *
- 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.
All students can print to the print stations located in the other residence halls.