Students: Print Anywhere on Campus
In June, 2014 College Press and Learning Technology Services rolled out a new, unified campus printing program. This new program features many brand new, color-capable copiers equipped with print, scan, and copy technology. In addition, the new campus print program helps to bring our overall copy and print strategy into alignment with Messiah’s commitment to the priority of sustainability.
Other features of this new program include:
The new pricing structure is listed below in the Questions and Answers portion of this page.
Students can now utilize their $24 per semester allotment to pay for photocopies and to pay for printing
Please note, in order to “Print Anywhere” – students will, as in the past; be required to utilize the campus “Web Print” system.
Additional information can be found below under Questions and Answers.
More information about printing services in general can be found on-line at http://www.messiah.edu/offices/its/labs_classrooms/labs/printer_fees.html or through reading the Computer Lab Tutorials found on the desktops of each PC in the Computer Labs.
As always, students may seek help by calling the Student Computer Services at Ext. 3333
Questions and Answers
When will the change take place?
Installation was completed in June. All changes are in place for the fall 2014 semester.
Will there be any changes to student printing fees?
Yes. Students will still be given a $24.00 printing credit at the start of each semester. However, pricing for each print has been reconfigured and students are strongly encouraged to utilize the multi-functional convenience copiers whenever possible. Additionally, students should take note: If a student exceeds his or her $24 per semester allotment, that student will need to prepay for any additional printing/copying they do. Students can prepay by making deposits onto their Falcon Dollars Account. Again, the need to prepay will only be necessary once a student utilizes their $24 per semester allotment.
Where are the multi-functional convenience copiers located?
A PDF document showing the locations of all public, multi-functional copiers can be accessed by clicking on the words "print anywhere".
Will laser printers be removed from dorms?
No. The existing laser printers will not be removed from the dormitories. Students are strongly encouraged to only utilize the laser printers in dormitories when absolutely necessary and as little as possible. The multi-functional “print anywhere” copiers placed throughout the campus cost less to use than the printers in the dorms.
Will laser printers be removed from student computer Labs?
Students will continue to be able to print in the computer labs. In some labs, laser printers have been replaced with smaller, Lexmark, “print anywhere” devices.
Students can upload documents in a variety of formats and have them print out to almost any network printer on campus! How? It’s easy!
Please Note: “Print Anywhere” Copiers are COLOR-print capable, but students will need to go into printer options and select COLOR Print if they really want to print in color. Be sure to check the student pricing schedule for best options.
In order to use a copier as a scanner, please follow these instructions
Student Printer Fees
Each semester, students will be given a $24.00 lab printing credit. This fee covers all print and/or copies made in Labs, on dorm printers, or on any “print anywhere” copier device on campus. Once enough pages have been printed to use all of this credit, the student must prepay for his or her printing needs by adding dollars to their Falcon Dollars Account. Please note: The $24 per semester credit is for copying and printing only -- it is not a credit which can be used against any other college fees. Any remaining credit from the initial $24 allotment in one semester will not be rolled forward or added to the next semester's credit. Each student starts each semester with the same credit amount.
Students are encouraged to contact Student Computer Services at Ext. 3333 if they have any questions. Students can also contact College Press in the Bowmansdale building about their printing and copying needs when campus copiers do not seem adequate for their work. Often, College Press can accommodate students’ requests and can do so at a reduced cost.
Printer Billing Procedures
Printer charges occur each time a print is made. The charge occurs immediately. If any discrepancies are noticed Student Computer Services should be contacted -- not the Business Office. (Ext. 3333)
Refunds will be given for printer malfunctions. Printer malfunctions include toner problems, ink distribution problems, undetected paper feeding problems, and any other hardware problems. Often the printers will detect a paper jam and automatically reprint the page once the jam is cleared. If this occurs, a refund will not be needed-- the student will only be charged for the one good page. If a refund is needed, it can be requested through http://webprint.messiah.edu. This includes print requests that were sent through http://webprint.messiah.edu and those printed directly from lab computers. To submit a request, follow these steps:
Refund requests are reviewing daily by Student Computer Services. Failure to supply accurate information will delay the refund process and may result in requests being rejected. If you have any questions about a refund request, please contact the Assistant Manager of Student Computer Services, Chad Keene, via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone (ext. 3830). Also, please note that refund requests should be submitted in a timely manner. Failure to request a refund within 2 weeks of the print request may result in the request being rejected.