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.
All students enrolled in courses for the current semester,
faculty and staff receive a page allowance, or allocation, to
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.
Printing blank pages to use up your UB Quota is not allowed.
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. The
cost is the same whether you print from your UB Quota Purse or
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.
Costs for students, faculty and staff to print to color printers
Double-sided printing is the default. The cost is the same whether you print from your UB Quota Purse or Campus Cash.
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 Stations.
The iprint pop-up window is not available
If you think your iprint@ub quota is incorrect, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn the number of pages you may print with your current
balance, see Determine
How Many Pages You Can Print with Your Allowance.
If you have expended your printing allowance for the semester, you can print using Campus Cash.
You may share your print allocation. Do not share your UBITName and password: you alone are responsible for the use of your UBITName. You must print from your account, so your friends must send or give you the documents they want to print.