Printing for Faculty & Staff (How-to)

All faculty and staff printing is charged to their department. If you are authorized to print to more than one account, you'll have the choice to select the appropriate account when you print.

1. Print a Document

  1. Select print for your document from whatever software you’re using. The example below is showing Microsoft Word from a Mac computer. The same process applies for a Windows computer.
  2. You will then need to select the right printer queue. There are separate queues for Color and Black and White printing. If your area has a Lexmark printer, you’ll need to select the specific LexmarkFollowMe queue. There is a list of printer locations and typed linked to the right. Konica-Minolta printers use the standard Color FollowMe or BW FollowMe queues.

Print button screen

Printer Queue Options screen

2. Send your Document to Print.

  1. Once you’ve selected your print queue, number of copies, etc, click the Print button.
  2. You will then see a notification on your computer that looks similar to the one below. Click OK.

Print screen

Attention Paper Cut message screen

3. Find the nearest FollowMe Printer

  1. Find the nearest FollowMe printer, identified by the icons below. There are both color and black and white only printers. NOTE: If you’ve selected one of the Lexmark print queues, your print job will only be accessible from a Lexmark printer. There is a list of printer locations linked to the right.

Follow Me symbols

  1. Once you’re at the printer you want to use, you’ll see a login screen like the one below.
  2. Tap your Drake ID card on the side of the machine to connect with your account. NOTE: The first time you use your Drake ID to print, you’ll have to activate your card. See directions in the article linked to the right. Also, if you ever forget your ID card at home, you can enter your Drake ID number and password manually instead.

Log In Screen

ID tap photo

You’ll then see the screen below which should show the document(s) you’ve queued for printing.

  1. If you want to print all the documents as listed below, touch the box next to Select all. You'll then need to select Print.
  2. You can choose individual documents from the list to print by selecting the box next to the document.
  3. If you forgot to select grayscale or 2-sided printing or changed your mind and want to save printing funds, you can change that here by selecting Force Grayscale or Force 2-sided.
  4. Once you've made all your selections, touch Print.

Print job screen

  1. If you want to switch to copying or scanning, click the printer icon.
  2. When you're done, log out by clicking on the arrow symbol in the upper right corner of the screen. Otherwise it will log you out after a few minutes.

Log out icon



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