ICS, Approving and Releasing your Print Job

On this page, you can find information to help you release a printing job from the Technology Services printing system queue to a printer in an ICS computer lab.

Introduction

When you print to a Technology Services printing system printer, your print job is held in a queue until released. The print job will be deleted if it is not released within an hour.

Where to release print jobs

You can release print jobs from the PaperCut User Portal from any computer connected to internet. Or, you can use the Print Release station for that printer if one is provided (currently not available as of Fall 2021)

PaperCut User Portal

Visit https://papercut.ics.illinois.edu/ and log in with your campus netid and password. Once logged in, you will have several options from the left side bar. You can see a summary of your print jobs, print history, and Illini Cash balances. To release your file to the printer, select "Jobs Pending Release" from the left side menu bar. 


Jobs Pending Release image


You can release all jobs or select individual files to be released to the printer. 

Release Jobs image


Print Release Station (not available Fall 2021)


The Print Release station is a dedicated computer next to the printers in every computer lab. Its screen will look like this:

Print Release


When you have located your print job on the Print Release station, check the box next to it and then click "Select Jobs". The next screen will look like this:

Print rlease final payment


Enter your NetID password, and click "Release". Your document will be printed and your account billed.