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Printing Accounts & Printer Locations

Most buildings on the Mies Campus and most floors on the Downtown Campus are equipped with printers for members of the Illinois Tech community to use.  A printing account is automatically created for each registered student.  You must have a computer lab account to access lab computers and print in OTS computer labs.

Please visit our policies page for more information on computer lab and printing account policies.

Printers are located as follows:

  • Mies Campus
    • Alumni Memorial, Room 218 (black and white/color)
    • Carman Hall, Lobby (black and white)
    • Crown Hall, Room 001 (black and white/color x2/plotter)
    • Crown Hall, GRC (black and white)
    • Galvin Library, Upper Level (black and white/color/plotter)
    • Galvin Library, Lower Level (black and white)
    • Gunsaulus Hall, Room 107 (black and white)
    • Hermann Hall 112 (ARC) (black and white/color)
    • IIT Tower, Room 14D6 (black and white)
    • McCormick Student Village (MSV), First Floor Lounge Area by vending machines (black and white x2)
    • McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC), Trench (black and white/color)
    • Perlstein Hall, Second Floor Lounge (black and white)
    • Robert A. Pritzker Science Center (formerly Life Sciences), Vending area near south entrance (black and white)
    • Siegel Hall, Room 236 (black and white)
    • Siegel Hall, Room 237 (black and white/color)
    • State Street Village (SSV), Middle 5th Floor Lounge (black and white)
    • Stuart Building, Room 112 (black and white x2/color)
    • Tech North, Room 110 (black and white/color/plotter x4)
    • Wishnick Hall, 1st Floor vending area north of main lobby (black and white)
  • Downtown/Graduate Campus
    • Concourse level (black and white/color)
    • Room 180 (black and white)
    • 2nd Floor lobby (black and white)
    • Room 401 (black and white)
    • Room 405 (black and white)
    • Room 491 (black and white/color)
    • 5th Floor Student Lounge
    • 6th Floor Studio - ID Students ONLY (black and white/color/plot)
    • 9th Floor Copy Room in the Library
    • 9th Floor Computer Lab

Account Login

Students, faculty and staff can log in and print in computer labs with their myIIT username and password (same as your university email username and password). When you change your myIIT password, your computer lab account will reflect the change.

Free Printing Credit

Every student receives $5.00 in free printing credits, or the equivalent of 100 black and white, letter-size (8.5" x 11") prints, for each semester you are enrolled in classes.  Law students receive $28.00, or the equivalent of 400 black and white, letter-size (8.5" x 11") prints, for each semester you are enrolled in classes.

Free printing credits are applied to each student's account each semester.  Free printing credits for non-law students that remain in a user’s account at the end of the fall and spring semesters will roll over to the next semester until the end of the academic year (end of the summer semester).  The free credits for law students do not roll over between terms.  At the completion of the summer semester, all remaining free printing credits from that year expire.

Free printing credits are nonrefundable and expire annually with no exceptions. If you have not registered for classes over the course of one academic year, your printing account will be disabled and any remaining free credits will expire. Once you register for classes, your printing account will be enabled and free credits for the current semester will be applied to your account. Faculty and staff printing accounts do not receive free printing credits. In order to print in OTS labs, faculty and staff members may either add funds via the university's journal voucher (JESR) process, or utilize TechCash.

Additional Printing Funds

When you have exhausted your allotted printing credit, you can add funds for printing via TechCash. To add funds to you TechCash account, please visit https://get.cbord.com/iit/.

For funds that were remaining in the former MyPrint (Pharos) system, the following policy applies for refunds:

  • If the student is enrolled for classes during the fall semester of 2017 and had funds remaining in the Pharos system, these funds will be automatically transferred to TechCash during the first week of classes.
  • If the student is not enrolled for classes during the fall semester of 2017 and had funds remaining in the Pharos system, the student must contact the Support Desk to request a refund.  The last day to request refunds is May 1, 2018.  After May 1, 2018 all Pharos accounts will be deleted.

Refunds

Failed/damaged print jobs are only refunded as a free credit, therefore we recommend you request a refund before reprinting.  It is the student's responsibility to request a refund in a timely manner, therefore, any requests for refunds more than two days after the print job failed or was damaged will not be honored.

Current Printing Prices -- Mies Campus

Print Type Paper Size Price (Simplex - One Sided Print) Price (Duplex - Two Sided Print)
Black and White Letter (8.5 in. x 11 in.) $0.05 per sheet $0.04 per side
Black and White Ledger (11 in. x 17 in.) $0.12 per sheet $0.10 per side
Color Letter (8.5 in. x 11 in.) $0.40 per sheet $0.38 per side
Color Ledger (11 in. x 17 in.) $0.80 per sheet $0.76 per side
Color Plot $5.00 per linear foot ($0.42 per inch)
Black and White Plot $1.25 per linear foot

Current Printing Prices -- Downtown Campus

Print Type Price (Simplex - One Sided Print)
Black and White $0.07 per sheet
Color $0.15 per sheet
4th floor B&W/Color See Mies Campus pricing
6th Floor (ID students only -- B&W/Color) No charge
6th Floor (ID students only -- Color Plot) $2.50 per linear foot

PRINT.IIT.EDU

To access the university-wide printing system, please visit https://print.iit.edu. From there you can:

  • See the printing costs for all the printers at the university;
  • See the balance of your printing account;
  • Upload a document to print;
  • Release a document to a printer; and
  • See your printing history.

A full description of all features can be found here.

How to Print to a Plotter

Using one of the HP or Oce plotters on the Mies Campus (located in Crown, Tech North and the Galvin Library) takes some additional preparation to get a quality plot and avoid waisting your printing funds.  The OTS staff have produced a series of four videos to help you learn how to plot properly.  Please review each of these videos before attempting to use a plotter.

  1. Plotter Introduction – Preparing Your File
  2. HP4500 Plotter Instructional Video 
  3. OCE Plotter Instructional Video
  4. Z6200 Plotter Instructional Video

IIT Mobile Printing

Members of the Illinois Tech community can send a print job from their personal device (PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone) to any printer.  Please select the link below for your device.

The default setting is for simplex (one-sided) printing.  To utilize duplex printing, you will need to change the printer settings prior to sending their documents to the print queue.  To do this, after selecting the printer you wish to use, select “Printer Properties,” and change the setting to “Print on both sides.”

Illinois Tech currently supports two models of plotters:  The HP plotters on the Mies Campus located in Crown, Tech North and the Galvin Library; and the Epson Plotter on the Graduate Campus in the Institute of Design sixth floor studio. Please select the link below for instructions on how to setup the Illinois Tech plotters on your appropriate device.

Releasing Print Jobs

Once you have loaded your print job you can release it by:

  1. Utilizing the PRINT application within Hawki.
  2. Logging onto https://print.iit.edu
  3. Visiting a printing release station in the following buildings:
    • Galvin Library, Upper Level
    • McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC), Trench
    • Tech North, Room 110
    • Downtown Campus (multiple locations)

Documents are held in the printing queue for 24 hours after initial submission. To print a document after this 24-hour period has elapsed, you must resend the print job. We recommend that you always keep a back-up copy of your file on a storage device or as an attachment to an email message. We are not responsible for documents that are submitted incorrectly or removed from the queue after the 24-hour holding period.

In addition to the remote printing release stations listed above, there are additional printers available in various computer labs that accept direct printing from the computers in the lab.  These include:

  • Alumni Memorial, Room 218 (black and white/color)
  • Crown Hall, Room 001 (black and white/color x2/plotter)
  • Downtown Campus, Room 180 (black and white)
  • Downtown Campus, Room 401 (black and white)
  • Downtown Campus, Room 405 (black and white)
  • IIT Tower, Room 14D6 (black and white)
  • Siegel Hall, Room 236 (black and white)
  • Siegel Hall, Room 237 (black and white/color)

Group Printing Accounts

University faculty and staff members may request group printing accounts for research and administrative activities. For more information, visit the Group Printing Policy. To request a group printing account, please complete the Group Printing Account Request Form.

Non-Illinois Tech organizations that are renting OTS computer labs may request group printing accounts for research and administrative activities for the duration of their rental agreement. Please review the Non-IIT Group Printing Policy for more information on group printing guidelines and details on how to request an account.