Printing Topics

Student Printing in Labs

Click here for Step by Step instructions on printing in Labs

Printing/Copying for Students and Employees on Xerox

Click here for Step by Step instructions Xerox printing/scanning/copying

Click here for PaperCut Printing Step by Step Instructions

Changing Printers

You may change the default printer assigned to your station (e.g. if it is not working). In the back-boned (networked) labs the printer selection is accomplished within Windows. The printer can usually be selected in the individual software’s print option. To do so:

  1. Choose File | Print… from within the application.
  2. You will be presented with the Print dialog box.
  3. Your print request (print job) will be sent to the printed listed in the Name: field.
  4. To choose a different printer click on the drop down box (down arrow) of the Name: field then select the desired printer.


Deleting Print Jobs

At the Print Release Stations, you may check the status of your print job. You can also delete a print job by selecting Cancel to the right of your document.

Printing Problems

If the print jobs you send are appearing in the queue but are not being printed:

  • Check that the printer is on and displays “Ready” in the LCD.
  • If the LCD displays anything other than “Ready” contact the Service Desk @ ext. 7642.

Wireless Printing

Wireless printing is now available at the College. For students you will be able to send your print jobs to the Open Access Labs, Library and Classrooms that have network printers with Papercut release stations and Card readers attached.  Please see the instructions below on how to add a printer wirelessly. We now utilize follow me printing. We now print to virtual printers that allow you to go to any print release station, can be in a lab, classroom etc and print your job.

Available Printers
Share Printer Name Function Campus
Open Access Labs
\\printnc1\BlackAndWhite Black/White Welland or NOTL
\\printnc1\Colour Colour Welland or NOTL
\\printnc1\11×17 11×17 Paper Welland or NOTL
How to add a wireless printer using:

Faculty Printing Information

Exam and Test Printing

This method is solely for the purpose of printing exams and tests in computer labs.

Exam printing consists of faculty choosing to have Test/Exam printing costs put through a specific cost center. To do so please read the following:
Exam and Test Printing Instructions.


Printing/Copying For Employees on Xerox

Click here for Step by Step instructions Xerox printing/scanning/copying

Click here for PaperCut Printing Step by Step Instructions


How to add a network printer on a Niagara College owned device

(Staff Only)

  1. Click start and go to Devices and printers
  2. Click on Add Printer
  3. Once the add printer wizard starts, select Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer
  4. Select the printer that I want isn’t listed
  5. Make sure that “Find a printer in the directory, based on the location or feature” is selected and click next
  6. Scroll down the new window until the printer you wish to add has been found, then double click on the printer.
  7. Allow the printer to install, when it is done a new window will come up. On this window click next.
  8. It will ask you if you want to set it as default, choose the one that suites your needs, click finish.

Alternatively you can watch the video: here.

If you wish to install a Niagara College network printer on a personal laptop, please contact the ITS Helpdesk for assistance. 905-735-2211 x 7642