Northwestern Print: Faculty and Staff Only Affiliation: Print from a Personal or Unmanaged Device

There are multiple ways to send print jobs to the Northwestern Print MFDs from your University-owned unmanaged or personal device.

  • Printing from the Northwestern Print WebPortal (PaperCut MF Print Management Software)
  • Manually installing Print Drivers (Mobility Print)


Northwestern Print WebPortal

Web Print is a driver-less printing service that allows users to print by uploading documents from a web browser. No client software or driver installation is required. Within the portal, you can also

  •  Check your print account balance, including quotas, refunds, and Cat Cash funds (Student Only)
  •  See a list of all your print jobs being held in print queues.
  •  See the history of your print activity.
  • Track your carbon footprint

Go to the Web Portal at . If logging in from off campus, ensure you are on the Northwestern VPN.

Enter your NetID and Password and click Log in.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)


Select Web Print on the left side of the screenUploaded Image (Thumbnail)


Select Submit a JobUploaded Image (Thumbnail)

Select a printer queue based on your role or print need (for example, use the general print queues for a paid or volunteer appointment; use the StudentPay print queues for personal print jobs or student academic needs, including using print quotas). Two-sided, black and white printing (BW-Duplex) is strongly encouraged. NOTE: You will not be able to change from Duplex to simplex or black and white to Color at the device

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Select Print Options and Account Selection.

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Select the number of copies. Click on Upload DocumentsUploaded Image (Thumbnail)


Drag and drop a file or click on Upload from Computer.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)


Navigate to your file folder. Select your document. Click Open.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)


Once you’ve selected your file, click Upload & Complete.Uploaded Image (Thumbnail)

Your file has been sent to the print queue.

See the Releasing Print Jobs article for steps to release your job at the printer using NetID authentication, Wildcard tap-to-release, and mobile touchless release using a QR code.

Installing Print Drivers for Northwestern Print

General Steps

  1. To run the Mobility Print Printer Setup Wizard, you will need administrator rights on your device. 
  2.  Make sure your device is connected to the eduroam WiFi network.
  3.  From your device, click this link:
  4.  Instructions should appear to register your mobile device to Northwestern Print using Mobility Print. 
  5. Select the BW [Virtual Queue] and the Color [Virtual Queue], which are designated for faculty and staff printing. Queues will default to duplex printing, but both can be changed to allow single-sided printing when necessary.

Follow the steps below based on your operating system:

You may consider deleting your old print drivers to avoid confusion, though they will no longer be operational once the MFD you are printing to is part of the Northwestern Print program.

*Note: Web Print is available as an alternative for additional operating systems or as an alternative to installing a print driver.


Send a test print! Don’t wait until you absolutely need to print to confirm the printers work with the print drivers.

When you attempt to print a file from your device, you should see your available Print Queues listed with the names below based on which queues you have access to or installed


  • nwu-app-svr\BW
  • nwu-app-svr\BW-Simplex
  • nwu-app-svr\Color
  • nwu-app-svr\Color-Simplex
  • nwu-app-svr\StudentPay-BW
  • nwu-app-svr\StudentPay-BW-Simplex
  • nwu-app-svr\StudentPay-Color
  • nwu-app-svr\StudentPay-Color-Simplex


Print Drivers

  • BW [Virtual Queue](Mobility)
  • Color [Virtual Queue](Mobility)
  • StudentPay-BW-Duplex [Virtual Queue](Mobility)
  • StudentPay-Color-Duplex [Virtual Queue](Mobility)

For more information, see: KB Article on Faculty / Staff Personal Printing


Sidebar Links to (other KB articles, website, videos)

Print Management Program

Ricoh FAQ

Northwestern Print Overview

Northwestern Print: Print Standards

Northwestern Print: Print and Release – Release Options

Northwestern Print: Installing Mobility Print on Faculty and Staff Computers

Northwestern Print: Web Print in Northwestern Print

Northwestern Print: Faculty and staff printing costs

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