PawPrints Basics

PawPrints allows students to print to any of the printers located in CCIT computer labs on Clemson's campus and at select off-campus locations. To use PawPrints, you'll have to install a client on your computer. The PawPrints client for Windows or Mac OS can be download here.

This installation process will add several print queues to your computer:

CCIT Lab Printers - This queue allows you to print to any CCIT computer lab printer (including the PawPrints printers at CU at the Falls, ICAR, and the Honors College printer in Holmes Hall)

Cooper West Color - The color printer on the 5th floor of the Cooper Library

CCIT Plotter 36(-inch) - The 36" plotters (wide-format printer) located at the CCIT Printing and Plotting Helpdesk on the 2nd floor of the Cooper Library

CCIT Plotter 42(-inch) - The 42" plotters located at the CCIT Printing and Plotting Helpdesk on the 2nd floor of the Cooper Library

Screenshot of printer icons on a Windows 7 and Mac OS 10.9 computer

Print jobs are charged at $0.05 per page for black-and-white jobs and $0.10 per page for color. Double-sided jobs are typically half the cost: two pages printed on the front and back of a single sheet will be charged as a single page. At the beginning of each semester, a PawPrints user is given one or more quotas, based on their University role(s). These quotas should appear on your account when you submit the first print job of a semester.

Undergraduate students - $25.50 per semester

Graduate students - $33.00 per semester

Employees - $5.00 per semester

Affiliates (vendors, visitors, etc.) - $1.00 per semester

You can check your current balance(s) at any time by going to the My PawPrints page.

To submit a print job, just select the queue you'd like to print to - usually the CCIT Lab Printers queue - and print as usual. When you submit your job, you'll see a series of pop-ups. These will ask you for an optional job name, your Clemson University username and password, and your University role. If you happen to have multiple roles on campus - e.g. you are a student and an employee - your role selection will determinewhich or your quotas is charged for the print job.

PawPrints pop-ups for job name, username, password, and University role

If at any point in the semester you exhaust the funds in your quota, your print jobs will automatically attempt to draw from your Tiger1 account. To add money to your Tiger1 account, go to: t1online.clemson.edu.

Your print job will stay in the cloud for 12 hours (in the case of the CCIT Lab Printers queue). At any point, you can release that job at one of the PawPrints printers. It is only at this point that you will be charged for the print job. If you never release a job, you will never be charged for it.

Each PawPrints printer has a touchscreen release station and card reader beside it. You can log into the release station either by swiping your Tiger1 card or using your University username and password to log in.

PawPrints release station prompts for username and the job listing

Once logged in, you should see a list of available jobs to print. From this screen you can select individual jobs to print, print all your queued jobs, or check your quota balances. The total funds shown in the bottom right-hand corner of the release station's screen is your totalled PawPrints quotas - student, employee, and affiliate - and the balance of your Tiger1 account.

For any questions about PawPrints, check the FAQ or email ITHELP@clemson.edu.