Printing

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This article describes the printing policies at Gustavus and includes links for using the Gustavus print accounting system, locating and installing printers around campus and using the print accounting system.

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Gustavus Print Accounting Policy

Gustavus uses a print accounting system for tracking and charging for both student and staff locations, for printers and copiers. The system is supported through both the Technology Services and Mail and Printer Services Departments and Marco on campus. Gustavus has been using a print accounting system since 2010.


Student Print Account Policy

Students are allowed and encouraged to install the printers in the residence halls and academic labs on their personally owned computers. For installation directions, please see: Residence Hall Printer Installation.

Gustavus Technology Services fully supports the printers in these locations. If a printer is low on toner, paper, or having issues, simply call the Technology Helpline (507-933-6111) for assistance.

The print accounting system charges and tracks printing. A single side of a single page (8.5" x 11") costs $0.05 to print in black and white. Students have $30.00 per academic year added to their print account (part of comprehensive fee).

Duplex Discount

A duplex discount is given for printing on both sides of one sheet. The discount is 1 cent off the second side. A 2 page document printed on one piece of paper will be 9 cents (5 + 4 cents) instead of 10 cents.

Adding Money

Money can be added to student print accounts at any time. Funds are addedat the print.gac.edu web interface. For more information see Adding funds to your account.

Carry Over

Funds left on a student account at the end of an academic year, will be carried over to the following year. Maximum carryover is $10.00. Printing balances cannot be cashed out and will be lost when a student graduates. Carry over and new funds will be calculated in late August to allow printing throughout the summer for Seniors.

Printing Charges

The following summarizes charges for various printing sizes and types. All charges given are per side.

Paper size Type of printing Charge
8.5" x 11" black and white $0.05
8.5" x 11" color $0.20
11" x 17" black and white $0.10
11" x 17" color $0.40

Student organizations, special groups, etc

Student organizations, teacher's assistants or other special groups that need to print on campus, to student printers, can use a special purpose account. More information can be found at Special purpose account printing

Non-Gustavus users / guests

Guests of the college can print on the public printers in the library. Guests will need to register a username and password for their account and purchase a prepaid card from library staff. More information can be found at Guest printing.

Faculty, Staff, and Departments

Faculty and staff are encouraged to use their departmental printers. Non-departmental (Student) printers may be used, but costs will be charged against departmental accounts. Faculty and staff should not add funds to their account manually. Instead the department will receive a bill at the end of each month.

Adding printers

Please visit Academic and Administrative Department Printer Installation for more information.

Printing accounting FAQ / Troubleshooting

If you are having problems or have questions, take a look at our frequently asked questions and troubleshooting information here.

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