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Printing

Introduction to Printing at UMSL

Student Lab Printing UMSL has implemented a system that will manage student use of lab printers.  Any currently registered student receives a set dollar amount instead of a page quota per semester to use for course work. A mechanism is also available enabling students to provide funding to a personal account if they need more printing resources.

Faculty, Staff, and Student employee Printing UMSL has implemented a managed print services program for academic and administrative units located on the main campus.  This program is managed by  UMSL Printing Services in cooperation with Information Technology Services.  This program provides staff with a variety of print options and creates cost certainty for budget managers.  Pharos software is being used to capture and manage print charges.

How Your Print is Charged

Student Lab Printing One week prior to a new semester, all students with paid enrollment fees for that semester will receive a balance of $30.00 to be used for printing.  This amount is based on the current lab print quota of 1,000 impressions at a rate of $0.03 per impression.  [An impression is considered any amount of ink printed on one side of one piece of paper.]  Instead of tracking by pages, printing will be tracked by dollars as it is done in the departments. Once the semester is over the balance is zeroed out in preparation for the next semester. For students that exhaust the quota, you can establish a MoCode with funds that you have charged to your personal credit card.

Faculty, Staff, and Student employee Printing Printing is charged per printed page. The cost for color print is significantly more than black and white.  Any color content on a page triggers the charge for a color page.  The charge is per imprint on a page, so if you are printing in duplex mode, the cost is per side of the page.  If one side of a two-sided page has color on it and the other side is black ink only, the charge will be for one color page and one black and white page.  If your file has color test or images, but you select to print as black/white, then your document will print with black ink only and charged the black/white cost per page.  Supplies and paper are included in the per page charge.  The campus will pay Xerox centrally and bill campus departments individually.

Printing Options

Student Lab Printing Direct Print – With direct printing, you select the device you want to use by choosing the appropriate print queue (i.e.  ESH-444-CQ8870).  Direct print queue names will be in the format bldg-room-model).  You will have to provide your SSO ID and password and choose a MoCode so that the print is charged back to your department correctly.

Faculty, Staff, and Student employee Printing Two printing options are available.  The printer/queue that you select when you print will determine if you are printing directly to a specific device, or if you are sending your print to a queue where it is held until you release it on a secure release enabled device. Direct Print – With direct printing, you select the device you want to use by choosing the appropriate print queue (i.e.  ESH-444-CQ8870).  Direct print queue names will be in the format bldg-room-model).  You will have to provide your SSO ID and password and choose a MoCode so that the print is charged back to your department correctly. 

Secure Release – This printing option uses one print queue, named “Secure Print Queue”.  When you choose the Secure Print Queue, your job is stored and does not print until you go to a secure release device, scan your UMSL ID card and release your print job.  You can release your print on ANY secure release device on campus. Most Xerox multi-function devices have the secure release functionality.  When you release the job, you select your MoCode so that the print is charged back to your department correctly.  The secure release option allows you to print files from your mobile device. You can view your queued jobs at the device or through an online application.  You can also view your print transactions and cost history with the MyTritonPrint application