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Printing: How to print from any mobile device using your Princeton email
E-mail to print via the PawPrint and PawPrintColor queues (including Princeton University libraries) is accessible through all devices that have an Internet connection and can send email messages. The following is for all faculty, staff and students with email accounts (including Princeton Gmail accounts).


Please use the general instructions before the operating system specific instructions.

General instructions to print from your mobile device

All mobile devices that can send email messages with attachments are supported. All email messages sent from your Princeton email account ( will be automatically processed. Email messages from non-Princeton email accounts will be sent a one-time verification e-mail to associate the new address with your account. Once this verification is complete, resubmit your print job.

1. Send the document(s) you want to print as an attachment to (for b&w documents) or (for color documents).
You will need to SHARE your document via email in order to print it. Documents must be one of the following (unprotected) formats: Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, PDF, Picture Files. The content of email messages with or without attachments will not be processed.

2.  Wait for an email reply from, indicating that your document(s) have been processed. The image below is an example of a confirmation email message.

3.  Log in to any OIT or Library print release station and select the document(s) you want to print.

How to send print jobs using iOS

For Pictures

For PDFs

  • Open the document in Adobe Reader or your favorite pdf reader and share the document via email to

To share in iOS, look for either of these icons

share icon

For any document

For Google documents

Step 1: Select the information button to the right of your document

Step 2: Select the Open in... icon

Step 3: Select Open in Adobe Reader

Step 4: Select the share button, then E-mail Document

How to send print jobs using Android

For Google Drive documents: open the document with Google Drive and share the document via email to

  • android mail

  • For Pictures

    For PDFs

    To share in Android, look for this icon

    share icon

    How to send print jobs using Windows Phone

    For Office documents: Open the document with Office and share the document via email to

    For Pictures

    For PDFs

    • Find the document in Adobe Reader or PDF Reader and share the document via email to

    For emailed documents

    For any other document

    To share in Windows 8, look for this icon

    share icon

    Supported documents

    • Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf)
    • Office Documents
      • Microsoft Office (docx, .doc, .xls, xlsx, .xlt, .ppt, .pptx, .pptm)
    • Image Files
      • .jpg, .jpeg
      • .gif
      • .bmp
      • .png

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    Last Updated:
    June 5, 2016

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