Printing at D-ITET

Here you'll find information on using the ETH print services, formerly known as PIA Services.

D-ITET manuals


Due to PrintNightmare users are not able to install printers themself. Until Microsoft fixes this problem you should use the PIA Webinterface (only available in the ETH Network (or through VPN)).

The following manuals are specific for devices used to print in the D-ITET environment:

General information about ETH-wide printing/scanning

The following URL points to a collection of all information regarding the print system at ETH including how to scan documents or install printers:

Overview of personal print jobs

Can be used to release queued print jobs, which don't show up on the printer.

Platform-independent printing

Documents can be uploaded and printed through the following web interfaces, without the requirement of installing any drivers:

NOTICE: If no printing jobs were sent to the printer, use the link in section: 'Overview of personal print jobs' (Papercut login) to release the print jobs!

Professional print services

For printing demands exceeding the capabilities of a typical printer/copier, check the services offered by

Poster printing

For printing posters, Print + Publish offers a self-service to print your poster on the printer of your choice:

Paper processing

Printing or printer problems

Printing via IPP

Due to a bug, user with selfmanaged machines have problems lately to authenicate themselfs to the VPP printer queue. After typing the credentials a window like "The credentials supplied are not sufficient to access this printer. Do you want to specify new credentials?" pops up.

There are following possible solutions:

  1. For PDFs use webupload via

  2. Connect to the printer via IPP protocol just like described here:


Printing (last edited 2021-11-17 14:36:57 by hgiger)