The following Knowledge Base articles will help you install network printers and answer questions about printing at Bethel University locations.

Installing the "Follow-Me-Printer"

The "Follow-Me-Printer", which allows you to print to one place and pick up the print job at any printer with a card scanner attached, is installed automatically on any Bethel owned computer.  If you want to install the printer on a personal computer, or you need to re-install the printer for some reason, follow the steps below for your device:


  1. Search and select Run and type "\\" into the field. Click OK to open location.

  2. A box may pop up asking them to type in their Bethel credentials. Type in your username as BU\username and then your log in password in the password field. Select remember me and click Connect
  3. Double-Click on "Follow-Me-Printer" and wait for the install to complete.


  1. Download the DMG containing the installer using this link:  Bethel-Follow-Me-Printer.dmg
  2. Double-Click on the "Bethel-Follow-Me-Printer.dmg" file you downloaded to open it.

  3. Double-Click (control+click) on the "Bethel Follow-Me-Printer.pkg" file.
  4. Run through all the steps in the installer to complete the install.

Download an installer below if your printer has a direct print queue. Then follow steps 2-4 above.
You will have to authenticate with your Bethel credentials to download the installer. 


Note: Installing this printer for Linux requires that you have CUPS installed. If you don't have CUPS, or the printer install fails, please search for information about installing CUPS into your Linux distribution.

  1. Download the installer using this link:  Bethel
  2. Open a Terminal window, and type "sudo sh " (notice the space after "sh")
  3. Locate the downloaded file and drag it into the terminal window.
    - The result should be something like this:
      user@ubuntu:~$ sudo sh '/home/user/Downloads/Bethel'
  4. Hit "Enter", then enter your Linux account password.
  5. The printer should now be installed.

Depending on the application that you are printing from, the first time you try to print, a window may open asking you to authenticate.
In the authentication window, enter your Bethel credentials with your username in the form "bu\username", then enter your Bethel password.
- You may also choose to select the option to save the password for future printing.

If the authentication window does not show up, you may have the option to authenticate the print job from the print queue.
- Open the print queue.
- Right-click on the print job (It should have a status of "Held for Authentication").
- Choose Authenticate, and the authentication window will open. Enter your credentials as explained above.

If neither of these authentication options work when printing from your application, you can try printing from another application, or printing to a PDF file for printing from another system or from a PDF reader application. If you can get authentication to work in one application, and save your credentials, it will most likely work from any other application from that point on.

Mobile Device

  • To print from your mobile device email your print job to
  • If you email from your Bethel email address, your job will automatically be available to print once you login to a printer.
  • If you send from a non-Bethel email address you will receive a follow up email with a “job code” to enter into a printer to release your print job. 

Logging in to the Follow-Me-Printer

Bethel ID Requirements

If you are unable to register your Bethel ID card for printing, it is likely that you do not have a proximity card. Most older, and some newer Bethel ID cards do not have proximity ability. Proximity cards have an HID logo on the backside upper right hand corner. If you do not have a proximity card, or if you need a replacement card, you can find more information here: Bethel ID Cards.

Important Facts

For support, please contact the Print Care Specialist at 651-635-8613 or

Installing Other Bethel Printers

To install a Bethel printer use the following articles for your type of computer, you will need to know the name of the printer you are wanting to print to. The name of the printer is located on a Bethel sticker on the front of the machine. The most common printers on campus are those located in the Computer Labs.

Installing a Printer on a Mac at BSSD