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Printing from a Public Computer

Learn how to print documents from a public computing site computer on campus.

If you are printing from a computing site computer, you do not need to configure your computer to print. You can send your print job to either a color or black and white printer. Not all locations have color printers. Cost for printing is higher for color printing, so UBIT recommends you use color printing judiciously.

To print from your personal computer or laptop to a computing site printer, use iprint anywhere.

Printing in a Computing Site

To print a document from a public computer, print from your application as usual, choosing the desired printer. Your document will be sent to the print system and your print job will be directed to a wait queue.

You must release (approve) your print job before it will actually print. You can:

Printing is on 8.5 x 11 standard 20 lb. white paper. Legal and Tabloid sizes are not available. Special paper is not permitted.

  • Capen 1st floor Cybrary, Lockwood 2nd floor Cybrary, and Abbott 1st floor feature both color and black and white printing.
  • All other printers feature only black and white printing.

Release Your Print Job Using the iprint Pop-Up

  1. An iprint@ub pop-up window opens each time you print a document. (If not, look for the pop-up in the tool bar at the bottom of the screen.)
  2. Log in with your UBITName password.
  3. Select the file(s) you want to print; iprint calculates the cost.
  4. Confirm if you will use your UB Quota Purse to print. (You can use other purses, including Campus Cash, from the pop-up window.) Click Next Purse to see or select other are purses available to use.
  5. Confirm that the number of pages is what you expect to be printed.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. When your selected files are listed with the correct purse, click Pay and Print.

Printing blank pages to use up your UB Quota is not allowed!

Some Computers Do Not Have Pop-Ups

If you print from these computers, you must release (approve) your print job using a Print Release Station:

Retrieving Your Print Job

After you have released your print job for printing you may retrieve it at the print service counter.

Print documents will have a cover page with your UBITName on the front. Your printouts will be placed in the slot that corresponds to the first letter of your UBITName.

Your print job will be available at the print service counter for 2 days. If it is not picked up after 2 days, it will be discarded.

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