As of spring semester 2011, CSN will implement the Print Wise System to save natural and fiscal resources. Students can print up to 200 free pages each semester.
The system, which is modeled off those at other colleges and universities, serves to incite students to “print wise,” to raise awareness of unnecessary printing and reduce the waste of toner and paper products. It is estimated this new policy could save 2.7 million pages in the first year.
Students will begin each semester with a $10 printing credit applied to their account, which will provide for up to 200 black and white copies at 5 cents a page, or 40 color copies at 25 cents a page. Once that print quota is exhausted, students will need to purchase prints at the same rate by putting money in their accounts online or at any CSN Cashier’s Office.
Using the Print Wise System
In the Computer Labs:
When students log into the workstation, a box appears in the upper right corner of the monitor, displaying the user’s name and balance. After students send documents to the printer, a message box pops up on the screen telling them to go to the release station to print their documents. At the Print Wise Release Station, they will enter their CSN student user names and passwords, confirm their print jobs and print. The Print Wise Release Station will allow them to print and cancel print jobs individually or they can print or cancel all jobs if they choose not to print.
In the Classrooms and Libraries:
After students send their documents to the printer, they will click on the “Release Your Print Jobs Here,” icon on the desktop to release their print job to the printer. A web browser will open and they will be prompted to login. Students must enter their CSN student user name and password then click “Login.” They will see a summary page which will give them their balances, transaction histories, recent print jobs and the jobs pending release. When they select “Jobs Pending Release,” they will be able to pick which jobs they wish to print or cancel or they can print all jobs or cancel all jobs. The printout will automatically print to the classroom, library or high tech printer after they release the job through the web browser. If students select “Recent Print Jobs,” they will be able to view a listing of print jobs that have been previously printed. If they select “Transaction History,” they will be able to view a listing of each print job, when it was printed, the cost of the print job and if it was refunded.
*Note: The print management policy will not impact computer labs at CSN's Boulder City, Sahara West or rural centers.
One page is defined as a printed side of one sheet of paper. If you print one page on one piece of paper it is one page. If you print two sides of one piece of paper it is two pages.
Each semester, if you did not spend the entire $10 printing credit, your account will be wiped clean. The next semester, your account will hold a full $10 credit. If you put additional money into the account, those funds will remain in that account and carry over to the next semester unless you seek a reimbursement.
Refunds are available. Please see the Cashier’s Office to refund dollars you transferred into your Print Wise Account.
If the printer jams, or runs low on toner while printing your materials, causing the final product to have limited legibility, students can obtain reprints from lab assistants or librarians.