Students can print documents on any networked printer on campus through the use of a commercial software program called PaperCut.
PaperCut makes printing on campus easy and accessible. Students can:
- Access network printers in more places throughout campus
- Experience a consistent printing interface
Your Computer fees help subsidize printing. All students get 500 credits ($5.00) from the University. College of Design students get an additional 3000 credits ($30.00). After using up your initial 3500 credits, additional printing costs will be charged directly to your U-Bill, and your PaperCut balance will appear as negative. Printing charges that appear on your U-bill require a $1 minimum. However, the maximum amount that can be charged past the initial 500 units is 5000 units ($50) per semester although a student can make a request through the Solution Center for that amount to be increased.
Costs for printing is based on the type of printer; typically 5 credits ($0.05) for black and white prints while color printers around campus vary based on page size and quality of the print.
Visit https://papercut-mp.its.iastate.edu for directions to connect your devices to the PaperCut printers.
You’ll find the printers next to the spiral staircase in the Atrium and on the 4th floor outside the computer labs.