Managing Your iprint@ub Allowance (UB Quota)
Use your print allowance effectively: find out when you receive
your allowance, how to check your balance, how many pages you can
print and what to do if you expend your allowance.
About Your UB Quota
All students, faculty and staff receive a page allowance, or
allocation, to print. This allocation provides 650 single-sided
black and white pages for each of the Fall and Spring semesters,
and 200 black and white pages for the Summer semester.
Printing blank pages to use up your UB Quota is not allowed!
Costs for Printing to Black and White Printers
Costs for students, faculty, and staff to print to black
and white printers are $0.05 a page printed single-sided
(simplex) or $0.04 a page printed double-sided (duplex) for
black and white printing. Double-sided printing is the default.
Costs for public patrons (not affiliated with UB) to
print to the black and white printers are $0.10 a printed
Costs for Printing to Color Printers
Costs for students, faculty and staff to print to color printers
are $0.30 a page printed single sided (simplex) or $0.60 a page
printed double sided (duplex). There is no discount for duplex
color printing. Double-sided printing is the default.
If a print job is sent to the color printer, even if only one
page (or even no pages) contains color the entire job is charged at
the color rate. We recommend printing only those pages that you
want to contain color to the color printers, and send the remainder
of your pages to the black and white printers in order to save
Cost for public patrons to print to color printers is $.60 per
single sided page , regardless of whether the page contains color
When You Receive Your iprint Allowances
Your allowance rolls over from semester to semester (Fall,
Spring and Summer). You must use iprint at least once per semester
to receive the allocation for that semester.
Your balance does not roll over to the next academic year
(Summer to Fall). The remaining allowance in your iprint balance
will be deleted prior to the start of the new academic year.
Checking the Balance of Your UB Quota Purse
When using the computing sites' Cybrary,
stations, your available quota is displayed in dollars on the
iprint pop-up window. You may also view your available quota from
any of the Print
Release and Pay Stations.
The iprint pop-up window is not available from any
of the following:
- Linux computers in Bell Hall 101
- Quick Connect computers in hallways in Lockwood, Alumni,
Natural Sciences Complex (NSC) and the Student Union
- Library Research stations
- Your personal laptop with iprint anywhere
Number of Pages You Can Print with Your Allowance
To learn the number of pages you may print with your current
balance, see Determine
How Many Pages You Can Print with Your Allowance.
How to Print After You Expend Your Allowance
If you have expended your printing allowance for the semester,
you can print using a print/copy
card or Campus
Cash. Print/copy cards may be purchased at University Libraries
and can only be used at specially-equipped print/release
You must submit your print job and choose the appropriate source
of print funds.
Sharing Your iprint Allocation
You may share your print allocation. You must print from your
account, so your friends should send or give you the documents they
want to print.
Do not share your UBITName and password: you alone are
responsible for the use of your UBITName.