Web Print Instructions

Learn how to use the Web Print service, a.k.a. how to print a PDF file by uploading it to your PaperCut account in a web browser »

Heads up!

  • The URL in the document linked above has changed since publication. The new URL is: https://pc.ced.berkeley.edu:9192/user
  • CED's Web Print service is only intended for printing PDF files. In addition, the service expects those files to be formatted with a page size of either 8.5" x 11" or 11" x 17".
  • The Web Print service does not support printing any other file type or page size. The service will not prevent you from uploading a nonconforming file, and depending on its characteristics, you might meet with success, but since the results are unpredictable, experiment at your own risk.
  • If you need to print a file type other than a PDF, or scale your file up or down to a paper size other than its native size, log into a CED computer instead, open the file in the application of your choice, and print it from there.
  • When using the Web Print service, choose your printer carefully. When printing to a color printer, you pay the same price whether you print in color or black & white. There are no refunds for choosing the wrong printer.
  • As of October 2023, avoid using the Web Print service to print PDF files directly or indirectly exported from Rhino. When you do, areas of the printed page might be obscured by large black "blocks" that don't appear on the screen when viewing the PDF. You have two alternatives:
    • Alternative #1: Log into a CED computer in one of our labs or studios and print the file from Adobe Acrobat instead. It will print normally.
    • Alternative #2: Open the PDF file you exported from Rhino in another application (such as Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Illustrator) and re-save it as an image (such as a PNG file). You can then embed this image in a new PDF which should print correctly through any printing channel, including our Web Print service.

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