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Cardinal Print

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

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Staff and Faculty

Three ways print:

To retrieve your output from any Cardinal Print device on campus, scan your university ID card, use Mobile Key, or log in on the device with your SUNet ID.

Note: For contractors, please follow the instructions for sponsored guest printing

Log into Print CenterLearn more about Cardinal Print


Students

Three ways to print:

To retrieve your output from any Cardinal Print device on campus, scan your university ID card, use Mobile Key, or log in on the device with your SUNet ID.

Log into Print CenterLearn more about Cardinal Print for studentsView Cardinal Print device locations


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


Features

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

FAQs

Take a look at these frequently asked questions.

View the FAQs

Instructions

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


Learn more

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

Billing

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

Faxing

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

Please note: The global chip shortage that has affected so many computers and electronic device supplies, has now begun to affect the Canon and Cardinal Print supply. As a result, we are experiencing an 8 to 10 week turnaround from order to delivery (and it's possible this could increase). If you are considering a transition to Cardinal Print, we recommend reaching out as soon as possible given the delays.