Information Technology provides several solutions for printing from both campus and personal devices. All students receive $30 of free printing credit per semester.
Visit print.southwestern.edu to release print jobs, check your account balance, view recent print jobs, or request refunds.
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Printers and Locations
|Smith Library Center (24/5)|
|mill\SLC105_BW (Research Commons)|
|mill\SLC105_Color (Research Commons)|
|mill\SLC201_Color (outside SLC 201)|
|mill\SLC323_BW (near SLC 323)|
|mill\FWO113_BW (1st Floor PC Lab)|
|mill\FWO208_BW (2nd Floor Mac Lab)|
|mill\MBH115_BW (Mood 115/118 Lab)|
|mill\PRC223_Copy (2nd Floor Copy Room)|
Lord Caskey (24/7)
|mill\LRC705_Caskey_Color (Common Room)|
There are several computer labs on campus equipped with printers. The table to the right have a printer readily available to choose from. You can hit print in your application (Word, Preview, etc), choose the appropriate printer, send your print job, then release it from print.southwestern.edu and pick it up the printer.
Can I print from my personal device?
There are several solutions for printing from personal devices available to students, faculty, and staff:
- Google Cloud Print
- Mobile Apps
- Adding a printer to a laptop (Faculty/Staff)
- Printing via Email
Scanners are available in both the SLC Research Commons and by the SLC 3rd Floor study rooms. Both are available for use at no cost.
A free app called CamScanner is also available. This app allows you to take photos of documents, convert them to PDF files, and upload or attach them to emails with all the convenience of your smartphone.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does printing cost?
All students are given $30 each semester to print in the labs. $0.08 cents for B/W single-sided, $0.10 cents for B/W double-sided. $0.45 cents for color single-sided, $0.84 cents for color double-sided.
What happens when I run out of my “free” print money of $30?
When your balance goes below $3.00 you will receive an email stating: PIRATE PRINT BALANCE REPORT: Your printing balance has dropped to $3.00. Once your account reaches a zero balance the system will prevent you from printing.
If you think you may run out before the end of the semester please purchase a “PiratePrint” card to add print dollars to your account. Cards are available in $1, $5, $10 and $20 values from the InfoDesk located on the first floor of the Smith Library Center (SLC) or the PiratePrint Card Dispenser in the Periodicals area.
Please use exact cash, this machine does not dispense change. However if you put a $10 bill in and for some reason the $10 button is red, you may use the $1 and $5 buttons to get your $10 worth. A blinking red light either means the machine is stuck or the card supply is out of that particular slot.
Please report any problems with the dispenser to the InfoDesk.
How do I know how much money I have on my print account?
You can always check your balance at print.southwestern.edu.
What happens to my “free” money and the money I have added to my account?
At the beginning of the spring semester we will carry over any “real” money that you put into your Pirate Print account, but not the money allocated by the University. For example, if you added real money to your account and have $3.00 of it left we will carry $3.00 forward to the spring semester after setting your balance to zero. Then we add $30 resulting in a new balance of $33.
More simply, we will not carry any of the allocated $30 or any other “free” money ($20 Summer print money) into the next semester but will carry any “real” money that you put on the card. Furthermore, we will not refund money left in the accounts at the end of the school year.
What happens when I take Summer classes? Do I get more “free” money?
For students that are enrolled to take summer classes; Summer I, II and III sessions, students will be given an additional $20 before Summer classes start in May of the current year. The same rules follow, see above question about what happens to free money.
What happens if my document doesn’t print?
If you have printed a document and the document did not print due to a printer malfunction, you may request a refund.
To do so you must be logged into “print.southwestern.edu”, click on “Recent Print Jobs” (located on left of page), find the document that did not print, click on “request refund”, (located in “Status” column) please enter a detailed reason for request.
The administrator will evaluate the reason and be able to determine during that time if the printer was malfunctioning (such as paper out, low toner, etc…). If so, your document’s print cost will be refunded to your account.
Helpful things you should know.
The maximum number of pages that can be printed within a document is 50 pages.
The maximum number of copies to be printed for a document is 10 copies.
Sometimes PDF documents take a long time to print, please be patient.
Your Pirate Prints online
You can view your print activity, release or cancel your documents waiting to print, or check your environmental impact online by visiting print.southwestern.edu and login with your SUeID.