Student Printing

PaperCut Logo

In an effort to promote responsible printing, John Wood Community College has a print management solution called PaperCut.

In addition, John Wood Community College has implemented Mobility Print management solution that is part of its print management system already in place.

  • JWCC has allocated a printing credit balance of a one time $30.00 for each student.
  • If you run out of funds, additional funds can be added to your account by purchasing pre-pay print cards from the bookstore. They are available in $1 and $5 increments.
  • A dollar amount is assigned to each page you print and removed from your balance.
  • Black & White single-sided prints cost $0.05. Color single-sided prints cost $0.16.


Students and employees who have an active email account can print with PaperCut. PaperCut works with both PC’s and Mac’s.

Mobility Print:

Students and employees who have an active JWCC email account can print with PaperCut’s Mobility Print. Mobility Print works with PC, MacOS, iOS, Androids, and Chromebook devices.

It is possible to keep track of what you print, but you can only do it from on-campus. You can check your print activity by clicking on the details link on the PaperCut client software and login using your JWCC email information.

The client should be located in the upper-right hand corner of the desktop.

PaperCut balance

If you don’t see it, double-click the PaperCut Client Tool icon (located in the taskbar or system tray). PaperCut logo

Once the client is open, click on the Details link. A window will open and show a login box.

Login using your JWCC email account information.

PaperCut login

It will count as two pages. However, there is a discount if you print duplex. There is a 10% discount on Black\White, and a 3% discount on Color.

We encourage students as well as staff to duplex as much as possible to save paper (if possible as some printers do not have the capability to print duplex).

For students using desktop PCs in our computer labs, the library, the client software will automatically be installed when you log into the network.

The client should be located in the upper right hand corner of the desktop.

PaperCut balance

Each time you try to connect to a printer on the network, the Print Job Notification window will appear. It will show the printer you are printing to, the number of pages to be printed, and the cost of the print job.

Print Notification Popup

There is no overdraft option for students, so once your account hits $0.00, you will no longer be able to print.

PC client software

It will also warn you when your account is less than $1.00 and send an email to inform you that your print balance is getting low.

Low Balance Notification

If your account is low, and you try to print a document and it’s more than what you have in your account, you will receive an error message saying you don’t have enough credit and will need to purchase some more. At this point, you will need to go and purchase a print card for either $1 or $5.

Print Denied Notification

What is Mobility Print?

  • PaperCut Mobility Print is a secure network print service for your iOS, Windows, macOS, Android and Chromebook devices.
  • Mobility Print simplifies the printing process for bring your own devices.
  • You can quickly set up printers on your own.
  • Mobility Print will deduct from your PaperCut print balance

How do I start using Mobility Print?

You can start using the service by clicking on the link and follow the instructions for your particular device.

Mobility Print

What if I have issues with printing from my personal device?

  1. Make sure you are connected to the JWCCPublic Wi-Fi.
  2. Check the system requirements found at the bottom of each page to confirm your device is compatible.
  3. It you are unable to see the printers, restart your device.
  4. Check to see if you have a balance in your PaperCut account.
  5. If you still have print issues, please contact the Help Desk.