How do I use OIT Laptop Printing?

This FAQ was last modified on: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 11:43am

OIT's Laptop Print service works much like printing does in any of the OIT computer labs with a print release station. There are only some minor exceptions. The instructions below illustrate how to go about using the mobile printing service.

  1. Log-in to LAWN, the campus wireless network. You must be on the campus network in order to use mobile printing. If not, you will need to be on the Georgia Tech VPN:
  2. Open the document you wish to print.
  3. Print the document the typical way for the program that you are using (i.e. in Word, you would go to File » Print…)
  4. Select the appropriate Laptop OIT printer for the job from the drop down list. IF PRINTING IN COLOR, BE SURE TO CHOOSE DESIRED PRINTER FROM THE LIST.
  5. Once you have selected the printer, configure any options for your job by selecting Printer Properties. Options for finish/staple include: hole punch and staple for your print job.
  6. Print the document by clicking on the print button. A dialog box will pop up prompting you for GT Account username. Take care to enter this correctly as the system will not notify you of an invalid username entered.


  7.  Go to a Print Release Station to release your print job.

Central-ps is a print service that does not deduct from your weekly allowance. This is ideal for larger print jobs like class notes and journal articles. There is a 1,200 page limit per semester for this service. Before you print to Central-ps, keep in mind:

  • You must have printed prior to this on campus to be added to the database of authenticated users for Central-ps
    • If you have not loggged onto a release stations after 3/20/15, your Central-ps will not print. BEFORE sending your first print job to Central-ps, you will need to log into one of the release stations and swipe your Buzzcard.
  • You do NOT need to releas a Central-ps print out from a release station
  • When you send your print job to Central-ps, you will need to enter your GT Username and GT Password in the dialog box.


Next, you will receive a confirmation email with a link to where you can verify your status and bind number of where your printout will be held: