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, 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 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 page.
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.
Cost for public patrons to print to color printers is $.60 per single sided page , regardless of whether the page contains color or not.
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.
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:
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 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.
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.