Printing and Copying

Wireless Printing

Wireless printing is available only when connected to the VMI-Sentinel wireless network.

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 7 or newer
  • macOS 10.10 or newer (Yosemite or newer)
  • iOS 9.2 or newer (iPhone and iPad)
  • Android 4.4 or newer (Android phones and tablets from Google, Samsung, HTC, Lenovo, LG, Sony, Huawei among others)
  • Chrome OS with Chrome version 43 or newer (Supported devices include Chrome Books from Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba)

Quick Start Instructions

  • Connect to the VMI-Sentinel wireless network
  • Follow the instructions on the PaperCut website.
    • Note:  Your "PaperCut" username and password is the same as your VMI network (PostView) username and password.

Regardless of operating system or device, you must be connected to the VMI-Sentinel wireless network to install wireless printers or use them.

If these instructions do not work, Maj. Tom Panko may be able to troubleshoot your particular situation. He is generally at the library 0800-1630 on weekdays. Please contact him directly for assistance. 

Detailed Instructions by Operating System

  • Connect to the VMI-Sentinel wireless network.
  • Download/Save and run Mobility Print Printer Setup (pc-mobility-print-printer-setup.exe). Note:  Remember where you saved this program as you will need to run it every time you need to install an additional wireless printer.
  • If a dialog box displays a message about allowing Mobility Print Printer Setup to make changes to your computer, click Yes.
  • On the “Select Setup Language” dialog box, select a language then click OK.
  • On the “License Agreement” screen, read the End User License Agreement then if you agree to the terms and would like to continue with the install, check “I accept the agreement” then click Next.
  • Select a printer then click Next.
  • Enter your VMI network (PostView) username and password then click Next.
  • On the “Completing the Mobility Print Printer Setup Wizard” screen, click Finish.
  • The printer should show up as a normal Windows Printer.
  • To add more wireless printers, run the Mobility Print Printer Setup program again.

  • Connect to the VMI-Sentinel wireless network
  • Navigate to System Preferences > Printers and Scanners.
  • Click the icon at the bottom of the Printers List.
  • The Add dialog should display. This dialog displays a list of all of the discovered printers available.
  • Select a printer.
    • The Name, Location, and Use is displayed.
    • Check that Use is set to Secure AirPrint.
      • If Secure AirPrint is not displayed
        • Close the Add dialog.
        • Disconnect from the network.
        • Reconnect to the VMI-Sentinel network.
        • Try again. If you still cannot see Secure AirPrint, your device is likely not connected to the VMI-Sentinel network so consult with the Service Desk.
  • Click Add.
  • Print your document. When prompted enter your VMI (PostView) username and password.
  • Repeat for any other required printers.

If you are not sure how to print from your application, refer to Apple’s printing support page:  Print from your Mac.

Note: If you enter incorrect authentication details, MacBook devices do not show any warning message - your job will just not print. If your job doesn’t print, check the Print Queue dialog. If the print job is there and has the message Held for authentication, click the  icon then re-enter your VMI network (PostView) username and password.

Supported devices are Android phones and tablets from Google, Samsung, HTC, Lenovo, LG, Sony, Huawei among others.

  • Connect to the VMI-Sentinel wireless network
  • Use your Android device to go to the Google Play Store

 

  • Launch the Mobility Print app
    • Tap Android settings
    • Tap Mobility Print
    • Tap the enable toggle
    • Exit out of Settings
  • Print your document. When prompted, enter your VMI network (PostView) username and password.

Wireless printing is available only when connected to the VMI-Sentinel network.

The way you print depends on the app you want to print from. For more information, see the documentation for the app. When you select a printer, make sure you select a Mobility Print printer as identified by the PaperCut icon.

If you select the Remember me checkbox, your phone should remember your login details for that printer for one week.

Supported devices include Chrome Books from Acer, Asus, HP, Lenovo and Toshiba.

  • Connect to the VMI-Sentinel wireless network
  • Install the Mobility Print Chrome App by PaperCut Software.
  • Open the page to print.
  • If printing is available, right-click then select Print.
  • Click Change to choose a printer.
  • Select a printer from the list.
    • Make sure you select a Mobility Print printer as identified by the PaperCut icon .
  • When prompted, enter your VMI network (PostView) username and password.

Wireless printing is available only when connected to the VMI-Sentinel network.

If you select the Remember me checkbox, your device will remember your login details for that printer for one week.

Copies and Transparencies

  • Copies are free for VMI cadets, faculty, and staff. This applies to both photocopies and micro copies.
  • All other patrons are charged $0.10 per copy, plus tax.
  • Circulation staff can make transparencies for $0.40 each.
  • Virginia sales tax is added to all payments made at the circulation desk.