Printing for Students (How-to)

Web print is an online feature that will hold your document on a server to print within the next 24 hours from any FollowMe printer on campus. FollowMe printers have stickers on the front to let you know if they print in color and black and white, or just black and white.

If you do not have your ID card at the time, you can manually enter your Drake ID and password on the touch screen. Web print can print files from Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint along with PDF, and various image formats.

Locations of FollowMe printers
Aliber Hall Howard Hall
Carpenter Residence Hall* Jewett Residence Hall*
Cline Hall of Pharmacy and Science Meredith Hall
Cowles Library Morehouse Residence Hall*
Crawford Residence Hall* Olin Hall
Goodwin-Kirk Residence Hall* Olmsted Center
Harmon Fine Arts Center Opperman Hall and Law Library
Harvey Ingham Hall Ross Residence Hall*
Herriott Residence Hall* Stalnaker Residence Hall*
* Indicates black and white printing only. All others can print in color or black and white.

At the beginning of each semester, full-time undergraduate students will be allocated $20 for printing/copying during that semester. Part-time students are not allocated funds. Students can add additional funds at any time via Bulldog Bucks.

Below are the prices for printing:  

Price per impression Charge
Single-sided $0.05
Duplex $0.04
Color $0.25
Duplex color scan no charge
Fax, outgoing Free at student life center
Fax, incoming $0.05

1. Go to the

  1. In a web browser, go to the website

2. Log in

  1. Enter your Drake email address or ID number as the Username.
  2. Enter your Drake Password.
  3. Click Log in.

3. Web Print

  1. Click the Web Print option.
Web Print screenshot

4. Submit a Job

  1. Click Submit a Job.
Submit a job screenshot

5. Select a Print Queue and Choose Print Options

  1. Select the appropriate BW or COLOR queue depending on your document. There are both double sided and single sided options for each.
  2. After you've selected a print queue, click the Print Options and Account Selection button.
Print queue selection

6. Select Number of Copies

  1. Specify the number of copies you would like.
  2. Click the Upload Documents button to continue.
Number of copies selection screen

7. Upload File for Printing

  1. Select document(s) to upload and print. You can either drag files to the space indicated or click the button to Upload from computer. Make sure your document is one of the allowed file types/extensions listed. NOTE: If you're having recurring issues with certain file types, follow the instructions to download printer drivers, linked to the right.
  2. Click the Upload & Complete button.
Document upload screen

8. Release Your Print Job

  1. Go to a FollowMe printer, tap your Drake ID card and select and release your document. FollowMe printers are identified by the icons below.

NOTE: A one-time activation is required to connect your Drake ID card to your printing account. Before you can print or copy the first time, you’ll need to activate your Drake ID card by tapping it on the card reader and entering your Drake User ID number and password. For specific steps, see the article linked to the right.

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