In the IU STCs and RTCs, what are the printing standards and practices?
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Indiana University Bloomington
Printers in the UITS Student Technology Centers (STCs) and Residential Technology Centers (RTCs) at IUB are for academic purposes only, and are primarily intended for students. Faculty and staff may use IU printing facilities, provided their use supports the instructional mission of the university.
The Student Technology Fee funds printing allotments for student printing in the STCs and university libraries. UITS funds a standard allotment of 200 pages per semester for faculty members, which is honored in the RTCs as well as the STCs. For more, see About printing at IUB.
If you live in campus housing, you have 100 extra pages added to your allotment for printing in the RTCs. This 100-page allotment applies whether you are a student, faculty member, or staff member, as long as you live in campus housing.
Anyone with a valid IUB Network ID may purchase a supplemental allotment at the UITS Support Center walk-in location.
STC printing guidelines
Please limit printing to 50 pages at a time. This
will prevent long lines from forming at the printer. To continuously
print large documents, use one of the STC Extended Services Locations at IUB, which are
staffed by consultants who can assist with individual printing
Do not reuse paper in any STC printer. Reusing
paper that has previously been heated in a laser printer can cause
jamming or irreparable harm to printers, even those designed for
two-sided (duplex) printing. Use the recycle bins in the centers to
dispose of any unwanted output.
Do not use special paper such as resume paper or envelopes
except in an Extended Services Location. (See above.)
- Do not print on labels or transparencies. These can harm the STC printers. For labels or transparencies, visit Document Service Centers or ask your department about available instructor resources. Also see At IUB, where can I print posters, color prints, banners, or overhead transparencies?
For complete details, including specific allotment and rate information, see About printing at IUB.
For general information about printing standards and practices at IUPUI, see About printing at IUPUI.
Last modified on December 24, 2012.