Mobile Printing

You can easily print from mobile devices, such as laptops or phones, using PaperCut Mobility Print and Mobile Release. 

How do I print from home to an Purdue IT printer? 
To print from a personal computer to an instructional lab or printer use the VPN. View the complete instructions on how to connect, and click on the system information under "Setup" on the left side of the Web page.

How do I print on campus from any mobile device?
Use PaperCut Mobility Print to print from mobile devices. It can be downloaded on Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, Macs, Windows, and Android devices. 

With PaperCut Mobility Print you can print Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDFs, PowerPoint slides, and images. You can change your print settings to print single-sided or double-sided (duplex)

  1. Download the PaperCut Mobility Print app here:
    or by clicking on the 'Mobility Print' option on the lower left on PaperCut (
  2. Follow the steps to run the Mobility Print installer which will install the itap-printing (black/grayscale) and itap-colorprinting (color) print queues.  When asked to authenticate, use your Purdue career account username and password, not BoilerKey. Then print as you would normally would.  It's that easy!
  3. If you need any assistance, please visit one of our Purdue IT help desks at HIKS or WALC during staffed hours:  Purdue IT Help Desk Hours

How do I map the printers using my laptop? 
Here are instructions for using your laptop to map the printers.

How long does a job stay in the release queue? 
A job is purged from the release queue after 4 hours if it has not been printed.

How do I release print jobs with Mobile Release?

  1. Log into with your Purdue career account username and password (not BoilerKey). (You must be on a Purdue network machine, PAL 3.0, or the VPN to access PaperCut.)log-in.jpg

    From PaperCut, select "Mobile Release" at the bottom of the left side of the screen.

    Or from your mobile device scan the QR code for Mobile Release and log into PaperCut.
    Mobile Release QR Code

  2. Select your printer.  You can view your recent and popular printers along with all ITaP printers, listed alphabetically by building/printer location.


  3. You will then see the option to release your print job(s).


More instructions are available for printing from mobile devices.