Bessey Hall Printing Services


Bessey Hall Printing Services

Bessey Lobby Printer

The Biology Program offers printing services on the first floor of Bessey Hall.  The iMacs in the Bessey Hall Lobby have the software needed to run printing jobs to this printer.  Printing jobs will use student printing credits, after which charges are 5¢ for black and white per page, and 15¢ for color per page to the student's uBill.  A maximum of $5 can be printed per printing job, or 100 pages of black and white and 33 pages of color.  If users need to print more, they can print multiple jobs back to back.  

If the printer needs resupplying (ink/toner, paper), or if you need to dispute a printing charge, stop by room 103 Bessey Hall for assistance.  For all other questions or concerns, contact IT support at

Printing from Your Computer

Users may print to the Bessey Hall printer from their own computers.  To do so, Install the PaperCut software:

smb:// (installer)

smb:// (application to copy to the Applications folder)

Clicking these links above will prompt users to enter their credentials in order to download the software.  Enter your full Iowa State E-mail address and associated password.  After installing the software, the printer can be added as follows.

Adding the Printer on Mac

  • Go to “System Preferences" and select “Print & Fax” or “Printers & Scanners” 
  • Click the “+” button below the list of printers in the left-hand menu.  This will open a new window.  Select the “IP” tab.  Enter the following information in the lines provided:

As the printer adds itself, you will receive a prompt.  Select “Duplex Unit” when prompted.  

Adding the Printer on Windows

  • Go to “Devices -> Add Printer -> The device I wanted wasn’t found.”  Select the shared printer named \\\BESSEY-0101-COLOR