IU Print allotments and purchased printing funds

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Overview

At Indiana University, the IU Print service provides on-campus printing for students, faculty, and staff. Managed print services are available for internal departments and organizations.

Check your balances

To check the balance of your IU Print allotment:

  1. Go to CrimsonCard and select Manage Your ID Card.
  2. If prompted, log in with your IU username and passphrase.
  3. From the top of the page (or from the menu), click MY ACCOUNTS. Balance information will appear on the page. For details, click the plan name.

How funds are deducted from your accounts

When you print, credits and funds will be deducted from your accounts in the following order (if applicable):

  1. IU Print Credit (legacy plan; funds cannot be added)
  2. IU Print Allotment
  3. IU Print Departmental
  4. CrimsonCash

Standard print allotments

IU Print credits are allotted on a per-semester basis and up to 12 credits can be rolled over from semester to semester. Dates for allotment rollover and updates for the 2022-23 academic year are:

  • Fall semester: August 20, 2022
  • Spring semester: January 7, 2023
  • Summer semester: May 6, 2023

Anyone with over 12 print credits in their allotment and a valid active status, such as currently enrolled, enrolled (not enrolled in courses this semester, but enrolled within the last two semesters), or faculty, will have their credits reduced to 12 at the beginning of each semester prior to allotment disbursement. The exception is from summer to fall, when all print allotment credits are zeroed out.

Note:
For IU Print allotments, all summer sessions combined are considered one semester. For example, if you take 3 credit hours in the first 6-week session and 4 credit hours in the second 8-week session, you get 26 print credits for the entire summer (not 13 credits for the first session plus 26 for the second session).

Each print credit lets you print 25 B&W pages or 4 color pages.

Print credits are non-refundable. Returned credits for damaged or unprinted output are available upon request at most STC locations. See Refunds for unacceptable printing output.

Student print allotments are funded by payment of the IU Student Technology Fee.

Students

For all students at all IU campuses, the number of print credits allotted each semester is based on the number of credit hours enrolled.

Standardized print credits allotted per semester
Enrollment status Allotment
Full-time (4 or more credit hours) 26
Part-time (3 or fewer credit hours) 13
Admitted, not enrolled  2

Faculty

Faculty at all IU campuses receive 8 print credits per semester.

Standard print/copy pricing

Available print options vary by device and location. Pricing is subject to change per semester.

IU Print options and costs (per-page)
Print option Cost per page
B&W letter (simplex, 8.5x11) $0.04
B&W letter (duplex, 8.5x11) $0.07
B&W tabloid (simplex, 11x17) $0.08
B&W tabloid (duplex, 11x17) $0.15
Color letter (simplex, 8.5x11) $0.25
Color letter (duplex, 8.5x11) $0.49
Color tabloid (simplex, 11x17) $0.50
Color tabloid (duplex, 11x17) $0.99
Important:
To avoid color printing charges, make sure to direct your output to a B&W print queue. You will not be credited for any pages you mistakenly sent to a color print queue.

Plotter printing

Plotter printing is available to students, faculty, and staff at IUPUI and IU Bloomington. Prices between campuses differ and are subject to change at the beginning of an academic year. Standard print allotment funds are not usable as payment for this service; CrimsonCash deposits may be used instead. A $2.50 processing fee applies to online and in-person deposits.

IU Bloomington

Plotter pricing at IU Bloomington
Paper finish Base price Cost per square inch
Matte $5.00 $0.0057
Satin $5.00 $0.0065

Example: A 3' x 4' plot (1,728 square inches) can cost up to $14.85 on matte paper or up to $16.23 on satin paper.

For questions about plotter pricing and payment at IU Bloomington, you may call Technology Center Consulting at 812-855-3802.

Other large format options

For other large format options, see About printing oversized items at IU.

Add supplemental printing funds

Anyone with a valid IU account may add supplemental funds. You may need supplemental print funds if:

  • You exceeded your standard print allotment but need to continue printing.
  • You need a plotter print for a class project or a department event.
  • You are a faculty or staff member, and want to print in an STC or another IU Print location.

Students, faculty, and staff

Students, faculty, and staff on all campuses can add supplemental funds to print online. For instructions, see Make a deposit or check balances on your CrimsonCard.

Note:
Students: The option to charge your bursar account appears only if you are enrolled in classes in the current semester.

Departments

See department funded printing for information on providing funds to faculty, staff, or students using a KFS account.

Other customers

All other customers should email the IU Print team for information about purchasing supplemental print allotments.

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