How to install PaperCut software on a personal computer


  • I would like to print from a personal, non-Bowdoin computer. How can I install the PaperCut software?
  • How can I install the PaperCut software on my personal computer?


PaperCut requires the installation of 2 small pieces of software in order to print from a personal computer. This software is available for macOS running 10.15 or newer and Windows 10 1909 or newer. A Bowdoin username and password AND being connected to the BOWDOIN or eduroam wireless or connected to the Bowdoin VPN is required.


The instructions for printing from a personal computer are similar to printing from a mobile device. PaperCut uses the same technology, called "Mobility Print" to allow personal or "BYOD" computers to print to Bowdoin network printers.

  • From a web browser, navigate to or scan the QR code below.
    QR Code for mobile devices that point to the PaperCut Mobility Print installer

  • The website should automatically detect the operating system you are using. If it does not, look at the row of icons towards the bottom of the page to select the right OS.
  • Click the green "Download" button to download the software used to install Mobility Print for your computer
  • Run the installer that was just downloaded and follow all on-screen prompts to install Mobility Print printers
  • When you print a document, you will be asked for a username and password. This is your Bowdoin username and password, not your laptop's username and password.


If you need further assistance, please contact the Bowdoin College Service Desk

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