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Cardinal Print

Stanford's simple, secure, environmentally-friendly, and cost-effective printing solution

No Need to Wait — Updated Cardinal Printer Drivers Are Here

August 23, 2023

Updated Cardinal Print Drivers Coming in August

July 17, 2023

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Staff and Faculty

Three ways print:

Log into Print CenterLearn more about Cardinal Print

Guests and Visitors

visitor is a public visitor who is expected to pay for their own printing. Visitors must create an account to print on a Cardinal Print device and log into the Visitor Print Center.

guest is someone invited to the university by faculty or staff and is not expected to pay for their printing, and who has a SUNet ID that allows them to badge in or log in to a Cardinal Print device. 

Refer to the guest printing pageLog into Visitor Print Center


Easy to use

With Cardinal Print, you can: 

  • Securely print, copy, or scan materials by badging in or entering your SUNet ID and password at the printer
  • Scan and send documents to yourself or others directly from the printer
  • Retrieve your output from any Cardinal Print device with your Stanford ID (physical card or Mobile Key), or log into the device with your SUNet ID
  • Review and manage your print queue on the web or at the printer

Easy to manage

The program offers simpler print device management and administration, including:

  • Delivery and implementation 
  • Device(s)
  • Pharos secure print license
  • Maintenance
  • Dedicated on-site support 
  • Toner (and recycling), paper, staples

Device and program costs

Device and program costs for departments range from $175 to $270 a month per device. View the Cardinal Print Device Catalog for general pricing and product options. Please note that pricing is subject to change and may vary depending on functionality and assessment of individual needs.

Print costs 

Copy Type Cost 
Color $0.05 each
Black and white $0.008 each

Resources and support


Take a look at these frequently asked questions.

View the FAQs


Help request

These known issues may impact your experience with Cardinal Print, but don't hesitate to reach out if you run into new issues that stop you from printing. 

Submit a Help request

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Print policy

Cardinal Print is Stanford’s required print program. For more information, review the policy FAQs on the Cardinal Print FAQ page.

View the Stanford University Print Policy


If you have questions about Cardinal Print billing or using the Cardinal Print Billing Allocation & Usage Application, please visit Cardinal Print FAQs.

Learn more about billing


Cardinal Fax allows you to create, send, and receive faxes directly from your inbox.

Learn more about Cardinal Fax

Join the program

​If your department or group is interested in joining Cardinal Print or learning more about the program, please request a Cardinal Print assessment