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Instructions for Admin: Guest and Visitor Printing

If you are a guest or visitor, see Cardinal Print Instructions for Guests and Visitors.

​What is the difference between a public visitor and a guest?

A visitor is a public visitor who is expected to pay for their own printing. Refer visitors to Cardinal Print instructions for Guests and Visitors to follow the instructions of how to print.

A 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. 

To instruct a public visitor to print:

Refer visitors to Cardinal Print instructions for Guests and Visitors to follow the instructions of how to print.

To enable a guest to print with Cardinal print, you need to:

Your sponsored/invited guests with a SUNet ID can print on Cardinal Print by logging in manually at the device or with a sponsored Contractor-Vendor Card. Once they have a SUNet ID and password, you or your financial administrator must provide them with a printing allocation in the Cardinal Print Billing Allocation in OFWeb. Once they are set up they can follow the steps below to print.

Guest Printing Instructions
You must have a SUNet ID in order to access Cardinal Print, as well as a printing allocation for Cardinal Print. If you do not have a SUNet ID and password, you can follow up with your manager to request one. One you have a SUNet ID, you can follow these steps to print:

  1. Go to the Cardinal Print service page, and click “Students, Staff, Faculty: Log in to print center”.

  2. Upload the files you want to print and adjust the settings accordingly.

  3. Locate your nearest Cardinal Print device and tap the screen.

  4. Use the keypad to enter your SUNet ID and password, or if you have been provided a Contractor-Vendor card you can tap it on the card reader.

  5. Touch “Print” to view your printing queue and select the jobs you’d like to print.

For more information, visit How to Use Cardinal Print as a Guest

A Note about Vendor-Contractor Cards for Sponsored Guests: Contactor-Vendor cards will work with Cardinal Print for anyone that is brand new to the university and has a sponsored SUnet ID provided at Contractor-Vendor help ticket submission. However, if the Contractor-Vendor has previously had an affiliation with the university like staff or student, their Contractor-Vendor card will not work with the Cardinal Print devices. As a workaround, Cardinal Print supports SUnet ID login at the device to print.

Stanford has three wireless networks available for guests:

  • The Stanford Visitor wireless network, available for short-term sessions, is open to all Stanford visitors.
  • The Stanford Wireless Guest network is open to guests who are sponsored by a Stanford community member and receive a guest account name and password. Guests can be sponsored for up to two weeks. Learn how to give a guest access to this network.
  • The Eduroam wireless network is open to visitors who are affiliated with a participating university. Guests can log into this network with their university's credentials.

Visit Wireless Access for Stanford Visitors for more information about these options.

Last modified January 20, 2023