Using WEPA

Drivers
Laptop users will want to install WEPA drivers for their machines, so they can print directly to the WEPA service. Having the driver installed, rather than using the web printing service, will let you use all the print options available on your laptop, such as picking a range of pages to print, doing 2-ups, etc.

WEPA 5.6 Print Driver (PC)

Requirements: Windows operating system of Windows XP or higher, .Net Framework 2.0 or higher, and 250mg of free space.

WEPA 5.6 Print Driver (MAC)

Requirements: Macintosh operating system of 10.6 or higher, Java Virtual Machine, and 250 MB of free space.

Note that when you install the driver, it will set itself as your default printer until you change it.
WEPA kiosk print drivers are also pre-installed on the Computer Lab image. To print to a kiosk from a computer lab, select either "WEPA-BW" or "WEPA-COLOR" from the print dialog. From there, follow the instructions for "Local" under How to use WEPA Print Kiosks.

How to use WEPA Print Kiosks

There are three ways to print using a WEPA kiosk:

  1. Web
  2. USB
  3. Local

1) WEB - Printing an Uploaded File

You can print previously saved documents by simply uploading them to the WEPA web site:

  1. Go to www.wepanow.com
  2. Enter the site, then click Print Now
  3. Login to WEPA using your University Directory username and password
  4. Click the Print Now button
  5. Click Browse. Browse to the location on your computer where your files are stored. Select the file you want to print, then click Upload.
  6. Select your Print Options
  7. Click Send to WEPA
  8. Your file will be uploaded to the WEPA server and assigned a release code. Make note of your release code, then click Close.
  9. Click Print Now to upload more documents, or Logout to exit.
  10. Go to any WEPA kiosk and swipe your University ID card, or sign in with your release code or University Directory username and password. You will be able to release your print job, and the cost of the prints will be deducted from your WEPA account.

2) USB - Printing from a USB Drive

You can print directly from your USB drive at any WEPA print kiosk.

  1. Go to any WEPA kiosk
  2.  On the main screen, select Print from USB
  3.  Insert your USB drive into the USB slot
  4.  Follow the on-screen instructions to print your document
  5.  Documents printed directly from a USB drive must be in either PDF or Microsoft Office format

3) LOCAL -  Printing from a local computer using Word, Internet Explorer, etc.

If you are at a computer that has the WEPA client installed, you will be prompted to login to your WEPA account whenever you print a document from an application:

  1. With your document open, select File, then Print
  2.  When prompted for a printer, choose the WEPA printer
  3.  Select options for black & white or color printing
  4.  Login to WEPA using your University Directory username and password
  5. Your print job will be uploaded to the WEPA system, and assigned a release code.
  6.  Go to any WEPA kiosk and swipe your University ID card, or sign in with your release code or University Directory username and password. You will be able to release your print job, and the cost of the prints will be deducted from your WEPA account.

Paying for Prints at the WEPA Kiosk with a Credit Card

When printing directly at the WEPA kiosk, you have the option of paying for your prints by swiping a credit card without logging into or even creating a WEPA account. However, there is a $0.20 surcharge per print job when you pay for your prints by swiping a credit card at the WEPA kiosk. You can avoid this surcharge by paying from your account on the WEPA website. You can even add value to your WEPA account by swiping a credit card at the WEPA kiosk, and there is no surcharge for doing this.