UCMPrint Services: UCMGlobal and UCMColor Print Queues

Introduction

When you print documents from a computer lab workstation, a Library public station, or configure your personal laptop to print to the UCMGlobal and UCMColor print queues, you can pick up your print job from any printer on campus that has a CatCard Reader attached. Follow the simple setup process on your personal laptop and you can print from anywhere that you have internet access on campus. Then find a printer and swipe your CatCard to choose the print jobs you would like to release.
Please note: We recommend using the UCMGlobal black & white print queue for the majority of your printing needs, as the cost of color printing is more expensive, in order to offset the higher cost of supplies.

Contents

Printer Locations

Campus locations equipped with a CatCard reader, where you can retrieve your print jobs sent to the UCMGlobal gueue (black and white) or the UCMColor queue (color)

UCMGlobal - Black & White Laser Printing

  • Kolligian Library 202 - Computer Classroom / Open-access lab (available during open-access hours)
  • Kolligian Library 208 - Computer Classroom / Open-access lab (available during open-access hours)
  • Kolligian Library 210 - Computer Lab Support Office (Lab Office Hours)
  • Kolligian Library 255 - Library Print/Copy room - (color printing available)
  • Classroom and Office Building 281 - Computer Classroom 
  • Social Science and Management Building 152 - Open-access Computer Lab - Color Printing available
  • Social Science and Management Building 154 - Computer Classroom / Open-access lab (available during open-access hours)
  • Summits Computer Lab (1st floor Tenaya Hall) - Residence Hall Computer Lab
  • Terraces Den Computer Lab - Residence Hall Computer Lab

UCMColor - Color Laser Printing

  • Kolligian Library 255 - Library Print/Copy room
  • Social Science and Management Building 152 - Open-Access Computer Lab

Printer Setup -Automated Process

Configuring your computer to connect to the UCMGlobal Print Queue only takes a few steps. Follow the instructions for your operating system to get started.

  • Windows (XP, Vista, and 7) - Automated Process

    1. Download the Add UCMPrint Queue connection utility
    2. Unzip the connection utility by double-clicking the Add_UCMPrint_Queue.zip folder and extracting the file
    3. Open the connection utility by double-clicking the Add_UCMPrint_Queue.exe file
    4. If prompted for username and password, enter ucmerced\UCMNetID in the username field, replacing UCMNetID with your account info, (example: ucmerced\jdoe62) (Visitors using print cards, must use the username and password printed on the card)
    5. For black & white, choose "UCMGlobal Print Queue for CatCard printers" from the dropdown menu and click Install. For color, choose "UCMColor Print Queue for CatCard printers". 

Note: If the program you want to print your document from is already open when you follow this process, you may need to close and reopen it, before UCMGlobal will appear as an available printer option

  • Macintosh (Lion) - Automated Process

  1. Download the Add UCMGlobal Print Queue connection utility for Lion
  2. Double-click the UCMPrint-Global.zip file
  3. Drag the "UCMPrint.app" utility to your Applications folder
  4. Double-click "UCMPrint.app" to run the application
  5. When prompted enter your UCMNetID in the Name field, replacing UCMNetID with your account info, (example: jdoe2) (Visitors using print cards, must use the username and password printed on the card)

Note: If your UCMNetID password contains the # symbol, you will need to change it in order to set up the print queues on Mac Lion. You can change your password at Identity Management.

  • Macintosh (Panther, Tiger, Leopard, Snow Leopard) - Automated Process
  1. Download the Add UCMGlobal Print Queue connection utility
  2. Double-click the UCMPrint-Global.zip file
  3. Drag the UCMPrint (Global).app utility to your Applications folder
  4. Double-click the Add UCMGlobal to run the application
  5. When prompted enter ucmerced\UCMNetID in the Name field, replacing UCMNetID with your account info, (example: ucmerced\jdoe2) (Visitors using print cards, must use the username and password printed on the back of the card)

Printer Setup - Manual Process

If the automated setup does not work, the manual setup instructions are provided also. These instructions will guide you through the process of connecting, adding, and printing to the UCMPrint network.

Printer Setup for Library Public Workstations

If you do not have your own computer to access the UCMPrint service, you might consider utilizing the Library's public-access imac workstations in order to print your documents. Follow the instructions provided at the imac workstations to guide you through the process of connecting to the UCMGlobal print queue.

Service Details and Cost

Laser printing services are available at a minimal fee to UC Merced students, staff, faculty and visitors through a centralized print queue, called UCMPrint. This service allows you to configure a single printer on your computer to utilize any of the CatCard Reader enabled printers around campus to retrieve your print job. The associated print fees are intended to recover only the variable cost of the paper and toner supplies, card reader hardware and the cost to maintain the UCMPrint server software. The UCMPrint solution is provided in an attempt to align with UC Merced's Sustainability efforts.

Retrieving Your Print Jobs

  • Students - $0.04 per page for black & white ($0.38 per page for color)
  1. Touch the screen on the CatCard Reader
  2. Slide your CatCard through the cardswipe slider
  3. Select the print jobs you would like to print
  4. Review the expected charges and the balance on your CatCard
  5. Press Print on the touch screen to release the selected jobs

Note: You need sufficient funds on your CatCard Flex account in order to print your documents.

  • Staff and Faculty - $0.07 per page for black & white ($0.76 per page for color)
  1. ​Touch the screen on the CatCard Reader
  2. Slide your CatCard through the cardswipe slider
  3. Select the print jobs you would like to print
  4. Review the expected charges
  5. Press Print on the touch screen to release the selected jobs
  • Visitors$0.07 per page for black & white ($0.76 per page for color)
  1. Touch the screen on the CatCard Reader
  2. Slide your print card through the card swipe slider
  3. Select the print job(s) you would like to print
  4. Review the expected charges and the balance on your print card
  5. Press Print or Print All on the touch screen to release the selected jobs

Sustainability Information

The choice to implement the Pharos Uniprint product that administers our print queues, is part of our efforts to reduce paper waste from unclaimed or lost print jobs. By printing only jobs that have been selected by the person swiping their card, we ensure that the person will be at the printer to collect their documents while providing an opportunity to cancel any print jobs they may not need.

Looking for help?

We offer a number of tutorials and FAQs available in the Guides & FAQs section.
If you have any questions, problems, or comments, please contact the IT Help Desk via email at helpdesk@ucmerced.edu, via phone at 209.228.HELP (4357), or visit them in the Classroom and Office Building room 132A.