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NINJa refers to the CUIT-developed printing system that powers approximately 100 printers throughout the Morningside Heights campus. The precursor to NINJa was called JAKE. No one has any idea why it was called that, and everyone at AcIS agreed that it didn't sound very bad ass at all. Therefore, the new name: "Ninja Is Not Jake." Seriously. Some of the graduate schools opt out of NINJa and provide their own system.

NINJa is one of the unsung gems of the CUIT world, with generous quotas and generally decent, if imperfect, reliability.

Undergraduate students get 100 pages per week of free black and white printing on NINJa, plus an extra 100 per semester.

How to print to NINJa

You can print to NINJa from any CUIT campus computer. Specific NINJa printers can be added to your personal computer and printed to directly from anywhere in the world. The CUIT website has very detailed instructions and pictures here.

You can save time and use ninja-unix made by ADI to add all the printers on campus to your computer. Follow the instructions on Bwog

In addition the handy website Print@CU, develoepd by Sam Aarons allows users to upload PDFs and other documents for easy printing. Once you've printed you must walk to the printer and authenticate with your UNI and password to retrieve the print job.


  • If you hit Alt + Ctrl + Backspace on the printer immediately after your printing job is done, then the terminal shuts off before the printed pages are deducted from your quota. This can be helpful if you're printing a really long document or if you're running low on print quota. As of April 12, 2013, it was reported that CUIT blocked this feature.

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