Student Printing and Scanning - Mobile Printing

Last Updated: 02/20/2014

Overview

Mobile printing allows Buff OneCard holders to queue print jobs to any campus printer station, from any device that supports email and from an @colorado.edu address. The device from which you send the print request does not require printer drivers or an active connection to the UCB Wireless network, making this printing method highly mobile, convenient, and easy to use.

How to Print Via Mobile Print

  1. At the start of every semester, swipe your Buff OneCard at any print release station on campus to enroll in mobile printing. All mobile print requests that come in before you have enrolled for the semester will be rejected.
  2. Open your @colorado.edu email account.
    • All mobile print requests must originate from the @colorado.edu email address that is associated with the swiped Buff OneCard.
  3. Address the print request email to one of the following email addresses associated with the mobile printing service:
    • For color printing:
      • colorprinting@colorado.edu: Use this address to process the print job in color.
      • colorprinting-ss@colorado.edu: Use this address to bypass the double-sided printing default and print your color jobs as single-sided.
      • Note: In order for a job to print in color, it must be (1) sent to this address and (2) printed from a print release station associated with a color printer or color multi-function device. Color print jobs may be released from a black and white printer or multi-function device, but will print in black and white only.
    • For black and white printing:
      • bwprinting@colorado.edu: Use this address to process the print job in black and white.
      • bwprinting-ss@colorado.edu: Use this address to bypass the double-sided printing default and print your black and white jobs as single-sided.
      • Note: Black and white print jobs may be released from any print release station, but will always print as black and white. Multi-function devices (both black and white and color) will charge the black and white rate; however, color printers will charge the color print rate, which is higher per page. 
  4. Reference one or more jobs to be printed. This can be done in several ways:
    • File Attachment: Attach up to 10 files, of supported file formats, to the email message.
    • Email Message Text: Paste the print job into the body of the email message.
      • Note: If less than 150 characters of text are found in the body of a message, the message text will not be processed for print.
  5. Send the email request.
  6. You will receive an email confirming that your request was successfully processed.
    • If you receive an error message you are either not registered in the system, not sending from the @colorado.edu account associated with your Buff OneCard or printing an unsupported file format.
  7. Once your mobile printing request has been successfully processed, go to a print release station. As highlighted in step 3, be sure to choose the appropriate location for releasing your print job.
  8. Swipe your Buff OneCard to display the files in your print queue.
  9. Print your files. The displayed cost will be deducted from the Print Quota balance on your Buff OneCard.

File Format Support

Mobile printing supports the following file formats:

  • Comma Separated Values (.csv)
  • Graphic image formats (.bmp, .gif, .jpeg, .jpg, .png)
  • Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlt,.xlsx, .xltx, .xltm, .xlsm)
  • Microsoft Outlook (.msg, .eml)
  • Microsoft PowerPoint (.ppt, .pptx, .pptm, .pot, .pps, .potx, .ppsx)
  • Microsoft Visio (.vsd, .vss, .vst, .vdx, .vsx, .vtx, .vdw)
  • Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx, .dot)
  • Portable Document format (.pdf)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • Text files (.txt)

Limitations

  • Only standard, 8.5" x 11", paper size
  • 20 MB total size for file attachments
  • Only for use with Buff OneCards. CampusCash cards are not supported