There will now be a cost associated for printing in all ITS Facilities. This includes: Wing Technology Center rooms 006, 007, 015, 017, and 103; Murphy Library reference area and Murphy rooms 150 and 153; Wimberly rooms 202, 216, and 217; Cartwright Mezzanine; Health Science Center 2030 and all of the Residence Hall computer labs.
This system has been put in place to address paper waste and the rising cost to support printing in the ITS Facilities. The charge to students is 6 cents a page for black and white printing and 90 cents a page for color printing.
All students will receive $1.20 at the beginning of the fall and spring semester and 60 cents for summer session . The account balance will carry over between the fall and spring semester. The account balance does NOT carry over from spring to summer session or from spring to fall session. There are NO REFUNDS. The $1.20 per semester (60 cents/summer session) is to cover issues such as printer jams and other errors.
To add money to your account please visit https://payforprint.uwlax.edu.
Faculty, Staff, and those individuals with miscellaneous accounts CAN NOT print in any ITS room listed above. (Please note that students will be charged for anything printed in the classroom.) If you would like assistance creating alternate methods for students to submit papers or acquire notes, please contact the Eagle Help Desk or Dave Faulkner in Client Services.
Refund Policy for Mistakes and Withdraws:
When one sends a print job to the printer a window opens on the screen displaying: the job name, the number of pages, the job cost, a current balance, and a new balance after the job has printed. To proceed with printing the job, click on “Ok” to send the print job to the print queue. To delete the print job, click on “delete”, or, if you do not click on either the ok or delete button, your job will automatically be deleted after 5 minutes. Once you have chosen to print, a second message will appear telling you that the print job has been paused and placed in the print queue. At that point you can go to the release station located near the printer(s), log in with your NetID credentials and view your print job(s) waiting to be printed. Select which print job(s) to print and press “resume”. Once you release the print job to the printer you have been charged for it and your account balance has been updated.
When your print balance is low and you wish to add money to your account, go to https://payforprint.uwlax.edu and login with your NetID credentials. Then, select “Pay-For-Printing” from the menu on the left. You will be able to add money to your account immediately and continue printing. You can also view your printing and transaction history.
Once you have logged in to https://payforprint.uwlax.edu and selected “Pay-for-Printing” from the menu on the left, click on the “Add Money” to your account link. Enter a dollar value you wish to add to your account balance (the value must be greater than $1.00 and no more than $5.00). Once you have entered a value, click “OK”. On the following confirmation page. Make sure the value you want to add is correctly displayed (be certain the amount is right, there are no refunds) and press “Yes”. If a typo was made and you wish to change the value click on “No” and enter a new value. Once the transaction is complete you will receive a transaction id for your records. You can then view your transaction and printing history by clicking on the link, go nack to the pay-for-print home page, or log out. Once you have added funds to your printing account you can access them immediately.
Log in to https://payforprint.uwlax.edu and select “Pay-for-Printing” from the menu on the left, then click on the “View Printing and Transaction history” link. You can select either “Transaction History” or “Printing History” (or switch back and forth). Click on a beginning date on the first calendar and then select an end date from the second calendar. Your history will appear below the calendars. You can adjust the start and end dates at any time. If you with to export either your transaction or your printing history to a csv (excel) file, press the “Export Data File” button and save the file.
Remote Printing Service:
A new printing option for students was implemented during the 2010 summer session. This new system, Remote Printing Service, will allow students to print from any off-campus location with an internet connection as well as from a laptop or device using the on-campus wireless network. Students are able to upload documents to the Remote Printing Service web site and send those documents to a print release station of their choosing on campus. It should be noted that once a student sends their document to a print release station the document will be added to a queue, not printed immediately. In order to physically print the documents, the student must go to the print release station they chose on-campus and "release" their print job. This is the same process students use when printing in a ITS lab or classroom computer. Students should login to print release stations as they normally would, using their NetID credentials and follow the same process they would if they were printing from a ITS lab or classroom computer. These print release stations are located near the printers in Cartwright Center Mezzanine, Health Science Center 2030, Murphy Library reference area lab, Murphy Lab 153, and Wimberly 202.
Print Release Stations have been placed in every lab. You will need to release your print job(s) from the release station using your NetID username and password. The Release Stations have been put in place to help reduce printing cost/waste in the ITS Computer Labs.
To help reduce the costs of printing please follow the following guidelines.