PrintWright is a pay-for-print service provided for students and guests of WSU who are using public workstations and laptops running Microsoft Windows or Macintosh OS X operating systems. Please note: laptops must be able to connect to a wireless network, and users must connect to one of the WSU wireless signals in order to use the PrintWright system. Also, users must have a Wright1 Card with money deposited in the flex dollars account to purchase their printed documents. To learn more about the PrintWright service, see the FAQs below.
Install the Printer Client
Windows Users: If using a laptop, connect to a WSU wireless connection. You will not be able to use the PrintWright system unless you are connected to a WSU signal. Next, download and install the Microsoft Windows Printer Client before attempting to install a printer. If you click on a printer link first, the Windows client will download to your computer, but the printer will not install.
Mac Users: If using a laptop, connect to a WSU wireless connection. You will not be able to use the PrintWright system unless you are connected to a WSU signal. Now you can simply click on a printer to download and install the .DMG installation file (Macs do not require installation of software).
Install the Printer
Windows Users only: After installing the Windows client, visit the List of PrintWright Printers website and click on the printer you want to install. Printing is available only at the PrintWright locations listed and normal PrintWright charges are incurred. If you have difficulty, please contact the CaTS Help Desk by calling (937) 775-4827 or sending email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I don't have a Wright1 Card with money deposited in the flex dollars account. Can I still use PrintWright?
Yes, there are a couple of possible solutions that will allow you to use the PrintWright system. If you are a guest and don't have a Wright1 Card, you can purchase a PrintWright card from the circulation desk of the Paul Laurence Dunbar Library during the library's normal hours of operation. If you have a Wright1 Card but no money in the flex account, you can add money to your card. Find instructions for this on the Wright1 Card FAQs page.
I am a FIRST TIME user of the PrintWright system. Is there anything special I need to do?
If you are first time user to the new PrintWright system, you will need to install the client for Microsoft Windows on your Windows-based computer before selecting a printer to install. If you are using a Mac, you can simply click on the printer name to download the printer installation file.
How do I delete the printer clients from my computer?
If you want to remove the "iPrint" client (no longer being used by the university), you can find instructions at the following locations:
- Microsoft Windows - iPrint Client Removal (coming soon)
- Macintosh OS X - iPrint Client Removal (coming soon)
If you want to remove the new printing client, you can find instructions at the following location:
- Microsoft Windows - PrintWright Client Removal (coming soon)
How do I release a print job once I have submitted it to the PrintWright system?
Once you have submitted your print job, you should visit the printing location that you selected during the installation process. Swipe your Wright1 card at the release station and then select your print job from the list to verify the cost of the print job. Once you have highlighted your job and verified that the cost is accurate, press the print button in the bottom left corner and your job will be released. If you don’t see your job press the REFRESH button in the top left of the screen to obtain an updated list of jobs.
What if I don't see my job listed?
If you have refreshed the list and still do not see your job on the list, make sure that you have selected the proper location and that you are looking for either your document title or the username you have used to log in to your computer.
What is Duplex Printing?
Duplex Printing is simply printing on both sides of a sheet of paper. PrintWright is priced on a PER SHEET basis. Therefore, duplex printing can result in cost savings as a single sided sheet and a double sided sheet are priced the same. To print on both sides you will need to select two sided printing BEFORE submitting your print job. Please review the instructions at the following locations:
- Microsoft Windows - Enabling Two Sided/Duplex Printing (coming soon)
- Macintosh OS X - Enabling Two Sided/Duplex Printing (coming soon)
How much does it cost to print using the PrintWright system?
On the WSU Dayton campus, Print Wright costs are as follows: black and white printing = $0.06 per sheet and color printing = $0.50 per sheet. On the WSU Lake Campus, black and white printing = $0.10 per sheet and color printing = $0.30 per sheet. Keep in mind that printing costs are calculated on a per sheet basis and not per printed side. Therefore, a single sided one page document will cost the same as a double sided two page document.
Wireless Printing Guidelines
Advancements in wireless technology have introduced many printer models that support wireless printing. This technology can be very convenient to use, especially in areas where wired connections are not available. In order to maintain a required level availability of services and confidentiality of sensitive data, the following guidelines apply to wireless printing on campus.
- The wireless device must not interfere with any WSU wireless network, interfere with other private networks already approved, or interfere with other wireless printers previously approved.
- The use of this printer shall not violate any University Policies, including policies from the Department of Printing Services and CaTS.
- Wireless printing is not intended for the printing of sensitive data such Social Security Numbers, Credit Cards, or other confidential information.
- A printer can be configured as a wireless device or wired but not both.
- Security patches and firmware updates should be applied in a timely manner.
Faculty may seek exception to the above policy by filling out a non-standard equipment Exception Request form.