Campus Library Printing Information
What are the printing prices and policies?
- Print costs for b&w letter-size pages are $0.12 per page ($0.23 per sheet
for double-sided printing) or $0.75 per sheet for single-sided letter-sized color printing.
Note: Double-sided color printing is not available in the library and larger paper sizes will cost more. University of Washington students can use their Husky Card (which is both a school ID and Library card) to pay for printing on campus, as well as purchases at the on-campus bookstore. Husky Card holders must first add value to their card either online using a credit card, or with cash (US paper currency only) at the vending machine in the Library. They can also check their balance and track their purchases online once they have set up their account.
- For Cascadia students or patrons without a Husky Card, Dawg-Prints Cards are available for purchase from the vending machine in the
Campus Library Information Commons. Users may only add cash value and check balances for these cards at the vending machine in the Library. The machine only takes paper US currency, and does NOT make change! The minimum currency needed to purchase a card is only $1, however, each card purchased will cost $0.20, so it is recommended that users write their name on the card, retain the card for future use and add cash value* as needed. Cascadia students may also have access to printing in the Open Learning Center as determined by fees they may have paid. *Note: After 24 consecutive months of inactivity, accounts with a balance of less than $5.00 will be charged $1.00 per month of continued inactivity, and accounts with zero balances will be closed.
- For more information on the Dawg-Prints program including how to print from your own laptop while on campus, and all the printer locations, visit the Dawg Prints website at http://dawgprints.washington.edu.
- Print jobs may remain in the print queue for 24 hours or more. If you are concerned about others printing your documents from the release station, wait until you are ready to print them before sending them from a computer.
- Refunds are not available on the Bothell Campus. If a printer malfunctions during a printout, the Library's Student Technology Consultant can resend any remaining portion of the job to the printer. Creative Communications will accept refund requests directly, but not for printing mistakes, user errors, or damaged paper stock. To request a refund credit, go to the Dawg-Prints refund page, or email email@example.com and provide the following information:
- Your full name
- Your student or employee ID number (if any)
- The date and time of the loss
- The building location and name of the printer where the loss occurred
- The number of pages and dollar amount of the loss
- Brief decription of the error or cause of the loss
How do I print?
- Select File and Print from whichever application you are printing.
Select the printer appropriate for your print job. You’ll be asked
to provide your name and a document name. It is important that you provide a unique name so that you can find and print the correct document!
- Go to the closest printer, located at the west end of the computer aisles in the Information Commons. Swipe your
Card at the card reader mounted on the printer. When the print queue appears, locate your print
job by the name you entered. The most
recent print jobs will appear at the top of the print queue.
your print job by touching the checkbox on the left.
- Verify the correct number
of pages and the correct amount being charged
- Click the Print button. Collect your printed pages and verify that you only have the pages you printed!
- Make sure to select the Logoff button
to close access to your account!
How can I reduce my printed
- You can print double-sided
from any application.
- Shrink images, reduce font sizes, decrease margins and line spacing.
- Run spell check and then proof read your document before
printing. Check layouts by using the Print Preview feature.
- Ask your instructor if you can submit your assignments
online or via email.
What if I forget to swipe my newly purchased Dawg-Prints card?
- Get the receipt that will print after the add-value prompt times out (30 seconds).
- Have the Student Technology Consultant on duty photocopy the receipt and the back of the newly purchased card.
- Provide your name, contact information, UW NetID (if a UW student, staff, or faculty) and amount added to confirm when value has been updated.
- This information will be forwarded to Library Technology Services to have the value of the card updated.