PaperCut is a print management tool that allows the university to track print jobs, equipment usage and generate reports that help manage the costs of printing on campus. It also allows for you, our students, to monitor your printing activities and quota.
There is a significant cost associated with printing on campus. Without a tool to monitor and manage university printing it is difficult to properly budget the cost of providing technology services and support on campus.
No, each enrolled student will have a print quota applied to their PaperCut account each term they are enrolled.
Every fall and spring semester, each enrolled student receives a $15 print quota from the University to be used for printing on any printer in the PaperCut system. After this initial allotment is exhausted, a student can add additional credit to their account to cover any additional printing.
Students enrolled in summer terms will receive a $7.50 print quota per session.
When logged into a computer in a lab, click on the "Details" link of the PaperCut window.
From a web browser, login to labprinters.valpo.edu:9191/user with your ValpoNet username and password.
Yes! Please see the link at the left for "PaperCut - Using Web Print."
Some colleges and departments require additional printing and work with IT staff to provide a student with additional print quota. Students may use this additional quota anywhere in the PaperCut system.
Yes. Faculty / Staff are granted $20 per semester.
The $15 print quota is equivalent to 300 single-sided black & white printouts (on most lab printers) but can be used in any combination of printouts. Print jobs will cost $0.05 per page for single-sided black & white printouts, or $0.04 per page for double-sided black & white printouts (a 20% discount). Color printing in the Christopher Center will be reduced to $0.25/page; duplexing is not available with color printing at this time.
All printers on the PaperCut system are currently set to the same cost per page as noted above. Additionally, when you are logged into your PaperCut account, the “Rates” page details the per page cost for all printers in the system.
Valpo currently provides some printing without charge for the students, which is covered by the $15 PaperCut print quota. After the initial credit is exhausted, any additional printing costs will be the responsibility of the student.
When a student’s print quota is exhausted, print jobs will cease. If you've used up all your credit, go to the Circulation Desk in the Christopher Center and ask to purchase additional credit for your PaperCut account.
Not at this time.
Credit appears on your PaperCut account immediately after the Circulation staff credits your account.
Yes. The PaperCut system will allow students to transfer print quota between accounts.
Please contact the IT Help Desk with questions related to PaperCut balance disputes.
The quota for undergraduate and graduate students is set to zero at the end of each academic year. PaperCut balances are not carried over to future years or refunded. Law student quotas are managed independently by Law IT staff. Students in the School of Law should contact Donna Patterson, Wesemann Hall 266, firstname.lastname@example.org, 219.465.7843 with any questions.
No. The print quota is not a grant. It is simply an agreement that the University will pay for up to $15 of printing each semester, should you need it. If you don't use any or all of the allowance, no payment is made.
To request that a printer be added to the system, place a request via the Web Help Desk system (webhelpdesk.valpo.edu) and make sure to note the make/model information and location of the printer. IT staff will need to work with that department to add the printer to the system.