Printing

Overview 

U-Print is the campus-wide printing system. U-Print is available in the ACCC computer labs and in certain department locations. You can also use U-Print to print from your own laptop or desktop computer. 

Features 

U-Print manages the printer queues for all printers in the ACCC public labs and several departmental printers, making it easier for you to print your job when you want it, where you want it!

  • U-Print is a print-on-demand system -- the job is printed only when you release it from a U-Print station.
  • Privacy is not compromised; you are there to pick the job up when it prints, so job output doesn't collect at the printer.
  • There are many U-Print printer locations in ACCC labs and other colleges. Color printers are located in SCE 401, Library Idea Commons (first floor), Library of Health Sciences, and the C-Stop in Student Center West.
  • Valuable resources (paper and toner) as well as wear-and-tear on the printer are significantly reduced.
  • U-Print is integrated with UIC's Dragon Dollar$ program. Additional funds for printing can be made available online or via a service center.
  • Documents can be sent to the U-Print system from your personal computer.

Requirements 

In order to utilize Dragon Dollar$ funds to cover printing costs in excess of the ACCC-issued quota, a user must have been issued a physical UIC i-card. The Dragon Dollar$ account is created when the i-card is issued and is checked each time a user logs into a U-Print release station. The login attempt will fail if the Dragon Dollar$ account doesn't exist. Be sure to visit the UIC ID Center to obtain the i-card. (ID cards from UIUC and UIS will not suffice; a UIC i-card must be issued.)

Applicability 

A valid UIC netID and Common password are required to use U-Print.

Cost 

One of the main goals of U-Print is to reduce waste. To support your need to print and to limit waste, we provide a limited amount of printing at no cost to you.

At the beginning of each semester, your U-Print balance is set to a credit of $15.00. If you use up this credit, any additional printing must be paid for with Dragon Dollar$. The semester is defined as the period between the week before classes start until the week before the next semester starts. If there is any remaining balance of the original $15.00 at the end of the semester, it does not get carried over to the next semester.

The charges for printing are as follows:

A page is defined as a printed side and a sheet is defined as a physical piece of paper.

Cost per page Black and white Color
Single-sided (simplex) $0.08 per page $0.80 per page
Double-sided (duplex) $0.03 per page ($0.06 per sheet) $0.30 per page ($0.60 per sheet)

For example:

  • 5 page document printed simplex (5 sheets of paper) will cost $0.40 (5 x $0.08)
  • 5 page document printed duplex (3 sheets of paper) will cost $0.15 (5 x $0.03)

Support 

Email consult@uic.edu
Phone 312-413-0003
Last updated: 

October 03, 2014

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