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Academic Computing Center > Pay-for-Print
How it works:
Students may add money to their online accounts at anytime
and this money will be carried over each semester. Students
can add money for printing from Print Replenishment Units (P.R.U.s)
that are conveniently located in the Library (fifth floor),
and Open Lab CC15.
Printing is free during classes held in computer classrooms.
In the public computer labs, the Library and the
self-service area of the Graphics Lab PrintFX, there is a
per-page charge for printing. 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.
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 (E building - fifth floor), and College wide Open
Lab in CC15
There is no money on your actual ID card, only in your
online printing account, so if your card should be lost or
stolen, you will not lose any funds. Therefore, unless
someone has your ID card, User Name and password, they will
be unable to charge printing to your account.
Prepare carefully before printing because you will be
charged for all print jobs. A few simple resource-saving
Save your work to your desktop DO NOT print from your N:
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
You should do this for working with Web-based information,
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
Canceling Print Jobs:
A print job cannot be cancelled.
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.
What to do if You Need to Reprint Due to a Printer
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 inform the technician on duty, who will submit a
refund for you which in turn will be credited to your
These printers are set-up for Business quality
printing and should be used for Draft quality color
printing. Any special printing and Portfolio quality
printing should be done at the Production Printing area of
the Graphics Lab PrintFX in D529.
Under NO circumstances will we insert different paper or
other materials into the printers NOR will we allow you to.
These objects may jam and damage the printer's inner
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 the IT for FIT Help Desk.
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
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.
For more information call: (212) 217-3520