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Print with Net-Print for Mac

This page describes how to install and use Net-Print software on a Mac computer.

This article applies to: Net-Print


In order to install or print to a Net-Print printer, you must be connected to Cornell's wired or wi-fi network. If you're off campus, use CU VPN to connect to Cornell's network.

To print, you need to have

Use Print Preview to help avoid unexpected results. Check how your document will look before you print.

  1. When you're ready to print, choose the Print command in your application and then select a Net-Print printer or Find-Me queue.
  2. For Name, enter
    cornell\NetID
    substituting your own NetID. The character in the middle is a back-slash.
    Enter your associated password.
    This is really important. The Name field may already be filled in with something else. Be sure to enter cornell\NetID in the Name field and use the password associated with your NetID.
  3. If you are printing from a shared computer (such as one in a computer lab), be sure Remember password in my keychain is UNchecked.

Depending on which print queue you selected, one of three things will happen.

  • If you chose a Find-Me queue, go to any Net-Print printer with an ID Reader and wave your Cornell ID card at it. Follow the instructions there. You have two hours from the time you submitted the print request to pick up your document; after that the print job will be deleted from the queue.
  • If you chose a specific Net-Print printer with an ID Reader, go to the printer and wave your Cornell ID card at it. Follow the instructions there. You have two hours from the time you submitted the print request to pick up your document; after that the print job will be deleted from the queue.
  • If you chose a specific Net-Print printer that does not have an ID Reader, the document will print right away and you can pick it up at your convenience (but the longer you wait, the harder it may be to find in the assortment surrounding the printer).

If you enter your NetID or password incorrectly, a printer icon in your dock will start bouncing. 

  1. Click the icon to open the print queue.
  2. Click the curved-arrow-in-a-circle icon to the right of your print job.
  3. Re-enter cornell\NetID and password.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 8:44pm

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