All About Printing

Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard College Libraries use PaperCut for printing in the following printing locations.

View the following PaperCut troubleshooting guides If you are having trouble with PaperCut

Account Information & Printer Setup
Before Printing:

  1. Link your PaperCut account with Crimson Cash (instructional video below)
  2. Obtain your PaperCut username. To obtain your PaperCut username, visit In the Summary tab you'll find your username.
  3. Map your printer to your personal computer or after linking your PaperCut account with Crimson Cash you are ready to print to HUIT managed printers.

Below are two step instructions for: (1) Linking your account to CrimsonCash and (2) Mapping a printer to your personal computer.

Paying for Printing
Harvard College graduates & undergrads can use term billing to pay for printing. The process is automatic if you do not link your PaperCut account with Crimson Cash.
Faculty, staff, and other FAS affiliates will need to link Crimson Cash with your PaperCut account.

DCE students without a HarvardID card or Crimson Cash card can come to the Walk-in Support Center (Science Center - Room B06) to obtain a Crimson Cash card and for assistance with linking it to your PaperCut account.

PaperCut Printing Costs

Simplex (printing on one side)
Duplex (printing on both sides)
Default Paper Size: Letter (8.5 X 11)*

Monochrome$0.05 (simplex)$0.03 (duplex) per side
Color$0.15 (simplex)$0.08 (duplex) per side
Monochrome printing from Color printers are charged the color rate.
*Additional paper sizes are available at the Science Center computer lab: Tabloid & Legal (11x17 & 8.5x14)

Step 1 - Link Crimson Cash with PaperCut

Below is a video tutorial on linking your Crimson Cash account to your PaperCut account.

Step 2.a - Mac Printer Setup

Below are instructions for mapping a printer on your mac.

If your Mac is running OSX Lion or later and encoutner a driver issue, please install the HP Printer Drivers v3.1 for OS X from Apple prior to connecting to a printer.

Step 2.b - Windows Printer Setup

In your web browser, visit the List of printer locations to determine which of the two print servers hosts the printers you want to print to.

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