Laser printing facilities are provided in many computer labs and in the Carrier and Rose Libraries. Documents may be submitted from most lab or library computers as well as wirelessly from a personal laptop computer. Once a document is submitted, the user visits a release station terminal located near the printers, swipes her/his JACard and selects the document to be printed from a list of waiting (queued) documents. Funds are deducted from the JACard to pay for the printout. Users may add funds to their JACard at select campus locations and on-line. For more JACard information, visit the Card Services site.
The primary reason to charge for printing is to promote environmental and resource sustainability. Over two million pages were printed in the IT computing labs during the year prior to implementing a pay-for-print system. Most of those pages were simply abandoned and had to be destroyed or recycled. This was wasteful, both environmentally and monetarily. With pay-for-print, approximately 800,000 pages per year are printed from IT computing labs, and the abandonment rate is insignificant.
Benefits of pay-for-print include:
Printing is available in all IT computing labs, in the Carrier and Rose Library common areas, and from computer labs in the ISAT-CS & Human Services buildings on the East Campus. Not all locations support color or duplex printing.
Color and Duplex printing is available in the Carrier and Rose Libraries and is the default in most IT computing labs. Visit the labs locations page to learn more about color and duplex availability in the labs. Users who take advantage of duplex printing will enjoy a two cent per sheet discount!
|Black & White||$0.05 per page/sheet||$0.04 per page/side, $0.08 per sheet|
|Color||$0.40 per page/sheet||$0.39 per page/side, $0.78 per sheet|
Release stations are located adjacent to or in the immediate vicinity of printers. You will recognize the release station by the distinct appearance of its initial card swipe screen. You will find a mouse and a card swipe device located at the release station. Simply swipe your JACard and you will be presented with a list of the waiting documents. Because it is a public facility, not all listed documents will belong to you. Find your document in the list and click the "Print" action on that line. If you take too long to find the document, without moving the mouse, you will be logged off, and you will have to swipe your JACard again. This is for your protection, to prevent others from "tailgating" and charging their documents to your JACard. After a very brief wait, your document should be printed to an adjacent or nearby printer. Your JACard will be charged for the appropriate amount of the document as listed on the print queue screen.
Be sure to click the "Done" button at the bottom of the screen before you walk away from the release station to prevent others from charging print jobs to your JACard.
Many people submit documents but never release them to the printers. If those documents remained in the queue indefinitely, the queue would become too large to manage. Therefore, documents will be automatically removed from the queue if not released/printed after 30 minutes.
In the IT computing labs, instructions for obtaining assistance are posted near the printers. In the libraries, ask a circulation desk attendant for assistance. In the ISAT-CS & HHS buildings, contact Technical Support East Campus.