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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

MavPRINT

Page address: http://www.mnsu.edu/its/started/mavprint/

What is MavPRINT?

MavPRINT is a printing service available to all currently-enrolled students at Minnesota State University, Mankato. MavPRINT provides students use of over 50 printers at various locations on campus as well as resident halls including Stadium Heights. 

Students can easily print to MavPRINT from any mobile device (such as laptops, tablets and smartphones) as long as the electronic documents (Microsoft Office files, images, PDFs, etc.) can be sent as an e-mail attachment to MavPRINT. See instructions below.

As part of the Student Technology Fees, every currently-enrolled student is provided $20.00 worth of complementary printing each semester (400 complementary black and white pages)  (up to 1200 complementary pages per year). Color printing is also available. Students can continue to print beyond the complementary number of pages at 5 cents per page and 45 cents per page for color by adding money to MavCASH. Learn how to add to your MavCASH account. At the beginning of the new semester, students who have paid at least one credit of Student Technology Fees will have their MavPRINT account replenished to $20.00 of complementary printing.

How does MavPRINT work?

Upload a document from your computer, laptop or a mobile device to the MavPRINT system, or select File | Print from any campus computer, and then go to any available MavPRINT printer (see list of locations below) to print it. If a printer is busy or out of service, you can simply find another available MavPRINT printer, log into the release station and print your job. Your print jobs will remain ready to be printed for four (4) hours.

Below are detailed instructions for the brand new MavPRINT Mobile (web-based printing from desktop and laptop computers, as well as mobile printing from smartphones and tablets) and for standard File | Print printing to MavPRINT.

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For any additional questions or technical support, please contact the ITS Service Desk at ServiceDesk@mnsu.edu or call 507-389-6654. Help is also available in the Academic Computer center and the Copy Shop in the Memorial Library.

Useful Links and Information

Last year, students printed nearly 4 million pages. Stacked up, that would be 10 times taller than the Gage towers used to be! To "Go Green" and save paper, MavPRINT prints on both sides of the sheet of paper by default.

MavPRINT Instructions

Mobile printing - includes printing from all personal laptops, and printing from Android or Apple phones and tablets. There are three methods:
     1) Using any web browser and uploading the file to print
     2) E-mail the file to print to MavPRINT (may require special setup if sending from a non-MavMAIL e-mail address.
     3) Upload using the Android or Apple IOS apps.

Mobile Printing Using Web Browser (all devices) TIP - Easiest way to print

Web-browser-based printing for all desktop and laptop computers

Web-browser-based printing is the easiest way to upload the file to print using your internet browser. Navigate to the MavPRINT mobile site and log in using your StarID and password. Upload documents of your choice and go to a MavPRINT student printer.

NEW - you now have options in the browser to change to/from color printing, single sided, pages per side, and determine the number of copies to print!!!

New selectable options for browser-based MavPRINT printing

Here is an instructional video:

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Written instructions for web-based printing.

Mobile printing from Android or iOS devices - syncing your email to work with MavPRINT

In order to print from mobile devices, such as smartphones or tablets, an e-mail containing the files you wish to print needs to be sent to MavPRINT. If you use your mnsu.edu e-mail account on your smart phone or tablet, no additional setup needs to be made. If you use other e-mail accounts, such as Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail, you need to synchronize them with your MavPRINT to grant them access to the system.

Here is an instructional video:

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Printing from Android smartphones or tablets

Documents that you wish to print are sent from your Android mobile device to MavPRINTBW@mnsu.edu or MavPRINTCOLOR@mnsu.edu as e-mail message attachments. Within a few seconds, you will receive a MobilePrint Notification through MavMAIL, letting you know that your documents are ready to print on any MavPRINT student printer.

Here is an instructional video:

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Written instructions for Android smartphones or tablets.

Printing from Apple iOS devices

Documents that you wish to print are sent from your iOS mobile device to MavPRINTBW@mnsu.edu or MavPRINTCOLOR@mnsu.edu as e-mail message attachments. Within a few seconds, you will receive a MobilePrint Notification through MavMAIL, letting you know that your documents are ready to print on any MavPRINT student printer.

Here is an instructional video:

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Written instructions for Apple iOS devices.

Desktop Printing

Using MavPRINT from a campus desktop computer

MavPRINT printers are already set up to be used from any of over 1500 desktop computers located throughout campus. Logged into any of these computers, click the Print Icon or select File/Print and then choose between MavPRINT BW (black and white) or MavPRINT Color. This sends your print job into the MavPRINT system and makes it ready to be released from a print station of your choice. Log into the station and release your print job(s). Here is a list of MavPRINT student printers.

Using MavPRINT from your laptop

Follow the installation instructions below to install the MavPRINT printer on your laptop:

Once MavPRINT is installed, click File/Print and choose between MavPRINT BW and MavPRINT Color. This will send your print job into the MavPRINT system and make it ready to be released from a print station of your choice. Log into the station and release your print job(s). A list of MavPRINT student printers.

Adding cash to your account

Additional value can be added to yourMavPRINT account at the MavCARD Office, the Memorial Library Copy Shoppe or online, using the MavCASH website.

MavPRINT Student Printer Locations

MavPRINT Student Printers are conveniently available throughout campus in the following locations:

  • Memorial Library - each floor including the basement corridor and by the Educational Resource Center (ERC) (7 black/white and 1 color printer total)
  • Armstrong Hall - 1st and 2nd floor hallway
  • Wissink Hall - 1st floor - IT Solutions Center / Academic Computer Center (ACC) - (7 black/white and 1 color printer total)
  • 7 Satellite computer lab classrooms
  • Morris Hall - 1st and 2nd floor commons
  • Ford Hall - 2nd floor near room 232
  • Centennial Student Union
    • Lower level - computer lab
    • First level - Student Activities area
    • Second level - near the International Student Office [NEW THIS FALL]
  • Trafton Science Center:
    • Trafton East 1st and 3rd floor,
    • Trafton South 1st Floor
    • Trafton northTrafton North 1st floor
    • Trafton North and South 3rd floor in the computer kiosk area
  • Myers Field House near Einstein Bagles
  • Nelson Hall - 1st floor near room 106
  • Wiecking Center - Auditorium
  • Wigley Administration Building - 1st Floor near the Campus Hub
  • Performing Arts - Music Library room 203
  • Resident Halls
    • Julia Sears - near mailboxes
    • Preska Hall - near mailboxes
    • McElroy Commons
    • Crawford Commons
    • Stadium Heights
    • Carkoski Commons Carkoski Commons - Computer Lab - Basement room CC0008
  • 7700 France Ave., Edina - Suite A and Suite D (black and color)

MavPRINT Statistics

MavPRINT statistics help us forecast usage, prevent bottlenecks and find ways to control waste. We will also be able to tell how each printer is utilized so printers can be moved to locations where students might need them more. We can also rotate printers to provide uniform use and wear.

MavPRINT uses the same print management system, Pharos Uniprint, as hundreds of colleges and universities across the U.S. It is one of the best systems available for academic use.

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