Students: How do I connect to a Papercut Printer on a PC?

Using the PaperCut Client on your personal computer is voluntary and not required to print at CalArts. This is a self-contained application that does not affect your computer outside of it's own function.

Install the PaperCut App (Client)

1.) Download the PaperCut Client.

2.) Unzip the folder titled ""

3.)  In the unzipped folder, double click "client-local-install"

4.) Check "I accept the agreement" and click "Next."

Select "Local Install(For all Users)" if you are the only user on your computer, otherwise select "Local Install(My Account Only)" if you share your computer.

5.) Click "Install." Check "Launch client and verify my identity" and click "Finish".

6.) Enter your CalArts credentials. You should see your current balance in the PaperCut application.

A Note on DNS Names

Before you add the printer to your computer, you will need to know its correct DNS name. For a list of printers and drivers please click here. Note that the DNS will be second part of the address path (see below for an example.)

Make sure you are on campus and connected to CASecure before continuing to the next step, or you will not be able to connect to the printer.

Here are some DNS name examples:

Adding the Network Printer

1.) Hit the Start button in the bottom left. Type in the following address:


Hit Enter.

2.) You will be prompted to enter your network credentials. Enter "campus\" then your CalArts credentials. Check "Remember my credentials"

Example: campus\seanlatreille

3.) Double click on the printer you wish to add. For this example, we are going to add the MusicMFP printer.

Your computer should automatically detect the drivers and install the printer. If your computer cannot find the correct drivers you will need to download them manually. Refer to our driver download page for more information.

That's It!

You should now be all set to print! When printing, you will see the pop up below. Verify that the information is correct and click "Print". You will then be able to release the print job through PaperCut or directly at the printer.


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