Install BeaverPrint on My Computer


  • How do I print to BeaverPrint from a computer on campus?


  • Oregon State University
  • BeaverPrint
  • Printing


BeaverPrint is set up on all campus labs computers. You can also setup any computer that is on the OSU wireless network to print to BeaverPrint. 


Method 1 - Google Cloud Printing  (Discontinued by Google)

Method 2 - Add the Printer to Windows (Requires on-campus workstation or VPN)

  1. Click on the Windows icon.
  2. Type \\\beaverprint and press Enter.
  3. Windows should install the print driver to your computer. You may close the BeaverPrint window that launches.
  4. In your application, go to the print menu and choose the following for your printer: BeaverPrint on
  5. You may go to any BeaverPrint printer location to release your print job as normal.

Method 3 - Add the Printer to MacOS (Requires on-campus workstation or VPN)

  1. Click the Apple icon
  2. Choose System Prefrences...
  3. Click "Printers & Scanners"
  4. Choose the IP globe icon at the top to add an IP printer, and add the following parameters
    1. Address: the address of the printer server,
    2. Protocol: choose "Line Printer Daemon - LPD"
    3. Queue: enter the name of the print queue you are adding
    4. Name: give a descriptive name, such as the brand and model of the printer
    5. Location: Enter the building and room where the printer is located
    6. Use: Select the driver for the printer
      1. Most printers will use Generic PostScript Printers
      2. In the event you need to install printer drivers, run the installer now, then choose Select Software... and find and click the printer model, then click OK
  5. Click Add

Method 4 - BeaverPrint Web Print

  1. Open a browser and go to:
  2. Login with your ONID username and password.
  3. Select Web Print from the menu on the left.
  4. Select Submit a Job.
  5. Select osu-papercut\beaverprint (virtual).
  6. Click the "Print Options and Account Selection" button.
  7. Click the "Upload Documents" button.
  8. Upload the file to print and click the "Upload and Complete" button.

Notes - Troubleshooting

  • If there are issues with "Resources not available" first try changing what application is trying to print a document:
    • If a document is being printed in Preview (Mac OS X) or a web browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc), change to Acrobat or Adobe Reader.
  • If a document isn't printing, or is being held hostage by web server, log into web interface for beaver print and release the job.
  • Check the type of document being printed
    • Is the document very complex?  A lot of different types of atypical formatting and page sizing?
    • Is the document very lengthy?  Does the printer (or printers) have enough paper to print documents?


For assistance, contact the Service Desk.


Article ID: 30543
Fri 5/19/17 10:07 AM
Fri 10/21/22 2:42 PM