Printing at Central Piedmont

Print Anywhere is the current Central Piedmont print management system that allows users to manage their print quota, print to any Central Piedmont-managed printer, and allows for accurate reporting of college printing. Contact the Service Desk for printing technical support, including paper jams, printer errors, low toner, and issues with the Print Anywhere system.

PrintAnywhere Printers

  • Multi-Function Device (MFD, also sometimes referred to as AIOs or All-In-Ones): Multi-Function Devices are printing and copying machines that combine several functions in a single unit, such as fax, copier, printer, and scanner capabilities. They can also staple and create booklets and duplexes. Multi-function devices are strategically placed throughout Central Piedmont buildings, mainly in the libraries, office suites, and open student areas. Multi-function devices reduce the time to print documents and save departments money by reducing paper consumption. They are the first step in facilitating document imaging and workflow to the college community.
  • Omega Printing Terminal: The omega printing terminals have been attached to printers in computer classrooms. The omega terminals only Central Piedmont support network and My Print Center logins - you will not be able to use your Central Piedmont ID badge to release to print jobs from an Omega printing terminal.
  • All Print Anywhere devices are automatically set to print on both sides of the paper (duplex). If you don't want your document to print on both sides of the paper, you can remove the duplex setting in the printer options. If you do not format your document to fit one page when printing via My Print Center or via email, your single page document may print out as multiple pages. Be sure to set up your document to fit on standard letter (8.5x11) page size before uploading or submitting a print job via email. Printing from a Central Piedmont-networked computer will allow you to use the print driver to manage the paper output.
  • When you send a document to the print servers, it will not print out at a printer until you're ready. The print job is sent to our print servers, and then waits for you to release it at a pay for print printer.

Printing Support

If you need help printing something, please contact the Service Desk. The Service Desk will then route your request to Campus Printing.

Google Cloud print isn't currently supported, but anyone without full driver functionality using a computer such as a Chromebook can use My Print Center or submit their job via email submission.

How to Print

With Print Anywhere, there are two steps to print a document:

  • Step One: Print

    There are 3 different ways to print:

    1. Print from Central Piedmont network computer: The same way you printed from a Central Piedmont-networked computer previously is the same way you'll print with PrintAnywhere. The only change is that you'll select one of the following print queues to send your job. These print queues will be automatically installed on every Central Piedmont-networked computer:

      1. BW__PrintAnywhere

        1. Guests should use GuestBW__PrintAnywhere;
      2. Color__PrintAnywhere
        1. Guests should use GuestColor__PrintAnywhere.
    2. Print from personal computing device (requires print-ready files): You can upload a document to My Print Center (MPC) for printing at a pay for print printer.
    3. Print via email submission requires print-ready files): You can email attachments to My Print Center for printing at a pay for print printer. Multiple email addresses can linked to an account. If you submit a print job from your personal email and need to associate it with your Central Piedmont account, you'll be able to link your email address to your Central Piedmont login. Send your print job to one of the following email addresses:
  • Step Two: Release the Print Job

    When you're ready to get your document, you need to find a pay for print printer and release the print job. Print jobs will be removed from the system after 72 hours. If 72 hours have passed, you will need to print the job again.

    At a pay-for-print printer, swipe your Central Piedmont ID badge or touch the screen to enter your Central Piedmont network login, Central Piedmont Guest Account, or My Print Center Login. You can use your RFID Central Piedmont ID badge to log in to a multi-function device.

    • If you carry multiple RFID badges, you will need to remove your Central Piedmont employee ID from your wallet or card holder when attempting to log in.
    • If you have replaced your employee ID badge, you will need to re-register your badge to use the RFID scanner on printers.

    Review the printing quick reference poster (PDF) hung nearby each pay for print printer.

  • Printing Tutorials and Guides

    ID Card Registration

    Faculty and staff, you need to register your ID card if you prefer to use it for login:

    1. Scan your ID card on the Radio-frequency identification (RFID) reader to the left of the LCD screen.
    2. The LCD will present a Login screen. Use your Central Piedmont account to login. Once logged in, your ID card will be registered to your PrintAnywhere account.
    3. You only need to do this once. You’ll be able to use your ID card to login the next time. If you get a new ID card, you’ll just need to follow the steps again to register the new ID card.

    At this time, students cannot register their ID cards with the PrintAnywhere system. They must login to the MFPs to release prints. Future updates will include easier functionality that includes scanning QR codes and using a PrintAnywhere mobile app.

Student Printer Locations

The following is a list of the multi-function printers on each Central Piedmont campus. Multifunction printers (MFPs) give users the ability to print, copy, or scan their documents. In addition to multifunction printers, Central Piedmont boasts a number of standard printers which may be accessed in the nearest computer lab.

  • Cato Campus

    • Cato I Building, Room 222 (color, lab)
    • Cato II Building, Room 250 (color, Math Emporium)
    • Cato III Building, Room 021 (black and white, Student Life office)
    • Cato III Building, Room 315 (color, library)

    Cato Campus map and directions

  • Central Campus

    • Central High Building, Room 104 (color)
    • Central High Building, Room 110 (black and white)
    • Health Careers Building, Room 3531 (color)
    • Levine Technology Building, Room 1140 (black and white, located in ESL lab in room 1144)
    • Levine Technology Building, Room 2124 (2 printers, one black and white, one color)
    • Levine Technology Building, Room 3130 (color, lab)
    • Library Building, Room 203 (2 printers, one black and white, one color, Library)
    • Library Building, Room 302 (color)
    • North Classroom Building, Room 1174 (color)
    • North Classroom Building, Room 2106 (color)
    • North Classroom Building, Room 3174 (color)
    • North Classroom Building, Room 4108 (color)
    • North Classroom Building, Room 5171 (color)
    • Overcash Center, Room 232 (black and white, hallway)
    • Zeiss Building, Room 2106 (2 printers, color, Math Emporium)
    • Charlottetowne and 5th, Room 112 (hallway across from Room 112)
    • Charlottetowne and 5th, Room 161 (student lounge)
    • Charlottetowne and 5th, Room 200 (hallway outside room)
    • Charlottetowne and 5th, Room 222 (hallway outside room)
    • Charlottetowne and 5th, Room 301 (hallway outside room)
    • Charlottetowne and 5th, Room 320 (hallway outside room)
    • Charlottetowne and 5th, Room 330 (hallway outside room)
    • Charlottetowne and 5th, Room 440 (hallway outside room)
    • Charlottetowne and 5th, Room 472 (hallway near top of stairs)

    Central Campus map and directions

  • City View Center

  • Harper Campus

    • Harper I Building, Room 118 (color)
    • Harper I Building, Room 304 (color)
    • Harper I Building, Room 397 (color)
    • Harper III Building, Room 110 (color)
    • Harper III Building, Room 168 (color)
    • Harper III Building, Room 220 (color, Veterans Affairs Education Benefits)
    • Harper III Building, Room 300 (color, library)
    • Harper III Building, Room 312 (color)
    • Harper III Building, Room 320 (color, Math Emporium)
    • Harper III Building, Room 371 (color)
    • Harper III Building, Room 412 (color, lab)
    • Harper III Building, Room 466 (color)
    • Harper III Building, Room 473 (color)

    Harper Campus map and directions

  • Harris Campus

    • Harris I Building, Room 2100 (color, library)
    • Harris I Building, Room 2235 (color, lab)

    Harris Campus map and directions

  • Levine Campus

    • Levine I Building, Room 2100 (black and white)
    • Levine II Building, Room 1300 (color, lab)
    • Levine III Building, Room 1572 (color, hallway near 1500)
    • Levine III Building, Room 1620 (color, Math Emporium)
    • Levine III Building, Room 2520 (color, Academic Learning Center [tutoring])
    • Levine III Building, Room 2577 (color, hallway near 2520)
    • Levine III Building, Room 2577 (color, hallway across from the library)
    • Levine III Building, Room 2600 (color, library)
    • Levine III Building, Room 2602 (color, library)
    • Levine III Building, Room 3504 (color)
    • Levine III Building, Room 3576 (color, hallway near 3520)

    Levine Campus map and directions

  • Merancas Campus

    • Criminal Justice Building, Room 131 (black and white, hallway)
    • Transportation Systems Building, Room 242 (color, lab)
    • Transportation Systems Building, Room 245 (black and white, hallway)

    Merancas Campus map and directions

Printing Quotas

The minimum amount of funds that can be added to a printing account is $1, and the maximum is $50.

  • Students

    • Students earning college credit have a certain amount of print quota each semester based on the amount of credit hours on your registration. 
    • There is a maximum of $16 allotted per semester. 
    • You also have the ability to add additional print quota credits through the system.
    • Every fiscal year between the spring and summer semesters, the awarded print quota credits that are not used are purged from the system. 
      • Your personally-funded print balances that are above $5 and are still in the system at the end of the fiscal year are refunded. 
      • Your personally-funded print balances that are below $5 will remain in the user's account.
    • You can check you print quota at any pay for print printer or by logging into My Print Center (MPC).

    To add print quota to your printing account (using a credit card):

  • Faculty/Staff

    Your print quota will be managed by your department's liaison. If you're running low on quota please contact your department liaison to request more print quota. You can check you print quota at any pay for print printer or by logging into My Print Center.

  • Guests

    Create a print account to My Print Center (MPC). In My Print Center, you'll be able to add print funds with a credit card.

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