Along with our printer fleet refresh comes a new method for printing and retrieving print jobs, as well as additional printing capabilities for students and staff. The information below outlines different printing options available depending on use-case.

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Printing from a Lab/FTCSC Desktop

  1. From a document or page you would like to print, press Ctrl+P, or the appropriate Print button for your document/page/application.
  2. A Print Preview window will open where you can select your print destination. The print destination you will want will be called PrintInAFlash on printserver (this should be the default destination, but you may need to select See more in the Destination drop down field to find it).
  3. After selecting PrintInAFlash as your destination, you may change other print options as needed, and click Print.
  4. If you're printing from a desktop in a computer lab (or room that has a designated room printer), you should see a pop-up window asking if you want to automatically release the print job to the printer in that lab.

    This pop-up will only display if printing from a desktop in a computer lab, or from a desktop in a room/office that has a designated room printer. Any printing from general classrooms will be sent directly to the queue for pickup from a release station.


  5. Clicking Yes will release the print job to the designated printer shown in the pop-up and display a Windows notification, while clicking No will send the job to the queue for release from any release station. Clicking Cancel will cancel the print job entirely.


Printing from a District-Owned Chromebook

Printing from District-Owned Chromebooks is handled through a Chrome Extension called Mobility Print. All ftcsc.org and ftstudent.org G Suite Accounts have this extension Force Installed
  1. From a document or page you would like to print, press Ctrl+P, or the appropriate Print button for your document/page/application.
  2. A Print Preview window will open where you can select your print destination. The print destination you will want will be called PrintInAFlash - PrintServer (you may need to select See more in the Destination drop down field to find it). 
  3. After selecting PrintInAFlash as your destination, you may change other print options as needed, and click Print.
  4. You will be presented with a PaperCut prompt, asking you to sign in to print:
  5. Click the Sign in with Google button to sign in with your ftcsc.org or ftstudent.org G Suite account.
  6. Your print job will be sent to the PrintInAFlash queue, ready to pickup from the nearest release station!



Printing from a Personal Device

Printing from a personal device is still handled by Mobility Print like mentioned in the section above, but the method for adding Mobility Print differs with each platform. To install Mobility Print for your appropriate device, please visit the following link from the device you want to set Mobility Print up on: http://printserver:9163/setup



The last step in the installation of Mobility Print for Windows will be a prompt for username/password. Students and staff will use their FTCSC Network Account credentials for this step (e.g. tstudent1)

  1. From a document or page you would like to print, press Ctrl+P, or the appropriate Print button for your document/page/application.
  2. A Print Preview window will open where you can select your print destination. The print destination you will want will be called PrintInAFlash - PrintServer(Mobility) (you may need to select See more in the Destination drop down field to find it).
  3. After selecting PrintInAFlash as your destination, you may change other print options as needed, and click Print.
  4. Your print job will be sent to the PrintInAFlash queue, ready to pickup from the nearest release station!



  1. From a document or page you would like to print, press Cmd+P, or the appropriate Print button for your document/page/application.
  2. A Print Preview window will open where you can select your print destination. The print destination you will want will be called PrintInAFlash (you may need to select See more in the Destination drop down field to find it).
  3. After selecting PrintInAFlash as your destination, you may change other print options as needed, and click Print.
  4. You will be prompted to enter a username and password. Staff and Students will use their FTCSC Network Account credentials (e.g. tstudent1).
  5. Your print job will be sent to the PrintInAFlash queue, ready to pickup from the nearest release station!



After adding the Mobility Print extension as referenced above, printing from a personal Chromebook will work the same way as printing from a district-owned Chromebook.
  1. From a document or page you would like to print, press Ctrl+P, or the appropriate Print button for your document/page/application.
  2. A Print Preview window will open where you can select your print destination. The print destination you will want will be called PrintInAFlash - PrintServer (you may need to select See more in the Destination drop down field to find it).
  3. After selecting PrintInAFlash as your destination, you may change other print options as needed, and click Print.
  4. You will be presented with a PaperCut prompt, asking you to sign in to print:
  5. Click the Sign in with Google button to sign in with your ftcsc.org or ftstudent.org G Suite account.
  6. Your print job will be sent to the PrintInAFlash queue, ready to pickup from the nearest release station!




Releasing Print Jobs

Print jobs sent to the PrintInAFlash queue from District-Owned Chromebooks, personal devices, and non-computer lab desktops will be held in the queue until you release them from the nearest print release station in your building.

  1. If you are a staff member, swipe your ID badge on the nearby badge reader. Students will type in their FTCSC Network Account username (e.g. tstudent1).
  2. After signing into the release station, locate your print job and click Print.

Print jobs left unreleased in the queue will be automatically deleted after 2 days.



Printing in Color

  1. If you are authorized to print in color per your building administrator, and you have set your document to print in color through your web browser or program, you will see a pop-up window on your desktop asking to confirm that you wish to print the job in color.
  2. Clicking Yes will hold your job in a queue that can then be released at the release station designated for the color printer/copier in your building.

    In most cases, only one release station in each building releases to a color copier/printer; this is usually located in the front office area. That single release station is the only one that will show color print jobs. If you send a color print job to the queue, then go to the release station of a black and white copier, you will not see your print job.


  3. Click No will convert the job to grayscale and keep the job held in the queue for release at any release station in your building.