Printing is free during classes held within Academic Computing Center classrooms.
There is a cost per-page for printing in the College-wide lab, the Library and the self-service area of the Graphics Lab PrintFX. Print release stations set up in these areas deduct payment from your online account. Black and white laser printing is $.10 per page and color printing is $.90 per page. There is no special charge for 11 X 17 (Tabloid) and 8.5 X 11 (Letter) size printing.
Checking Your Account
Each time you swipe your ID card in the print release station you will see your balance in the lower left hand corner of the screen.
How to Add Money to Your Online Printing Account
There are 2 locations that have P.R.U.s for students to add funds to their online printing accounts:
Library (Goodman Center - fifth floor), and College wide Open Lab in CC15
There is no money on your actual ID card, the funds reside in your online printing account. You should however report a lost or stolen card promptly so we can disable the card and reissue another. A perpetrator will need you have your User Name and password, along with your ID card before they can charge printing to your account.
Prepare carefully before printing because you will be charged for all print jobs. A few simple resource-saving techniques include:
Save your work to your desktop DO NOT print from your CampusDrive
Don't print out e-mail unless absolutely necessary
If you must print e-mail, copy-and-paste several messages into a Word file to reduce the number of pages you need to print. The same goes for printing general web pages.
Use printer-friendly options available on some websites to eliminate unnecessary parts of the page (ex. ads, frames).
Familiarize yourself with the print-preview feature options, this will allow you to adjust margins, print more than one page on a sheet (Note: they will come out much smaller), select only the pages you wish to print, etc.
Proofread and spell-check before printing.
Use the print-preview feature before printing.
If you need to reprint a document, only print those pages that have been changed, instead of the entire document.
If your print job does not print immediately, do not send it to the printer again without checking the print release station because it may still be waiting in the print queue.
Remember to log out of your account before you leave the lab.
Canceling Print Jobs
Print jobs are not released until after you have entered your network password at the print release station and selected which jobs you wish to release. Jobs that have not been released within 10 hours of being sent to the printer queue will be deleted from the printer queue. You need not worry about canceling a print job.
What to do if You Need to Reprint Due to a Printer Malfunction
We make every effort to keep the printers in good working order. However, you may receive pages that are of poor quality due to low toner or other printer malfunctions. Please show the printed pages to the technician on duty. Approved print jobs will be credited to your account within 24-48 hours.
FIT Lab printers are for Business quality printing and should be used for Draft quality printing only. Any special printing and Portfolio quality printing should be done at the Production Printing area of the Graphics Lab PrintFX in D529.
Please note that FIT supplies all paper used in lab printers. Students may not add their own paper or use specialized paper in the printers.
Non certified paper or fabric will cause print jam and damage inner components. We recommend you use the Graphics Lab PrintFX for high quality or special printing needs.
It is your responsibility to guard your user ID and password. We will not reimburse you for any charges made to your account by another student. If you think another student is using your user ID and password, please contact IT TechHelp by calling 7-HELP.
GUEST PRINTING INSTRUCTIONS
In order to print in the Library, you must setup a guest account and pay for printing at $.10 a page for Black & White and $.90 a page for Color.
Guest Account Setup: To setup a guest account, please visit the Library Reference Desk to obtain a Library guest card.
Printing: When you send a job to be printed, you must go to the print release station, swipe your card and enter your password to release the job. This must be done within 10 hours of sending the print job to the queue or it will be deleted. Your account is charged once you release the job at the print station.