Campus Printing FAQ

print creditsHow much does printing cost? A single page (one side) of a black & white printout costs 1 print credit. A single color page (one side) printout costs 5 print credits.

How do I know how many print credits I have? You can check your print credit balance here, or just log in to the WOU Portal and your balance will be displayed on your Portal homepage.

How do I buy more print credits? You can purchase additional credits through WolfWeb under the Student Menu. When you buy additional credits, they are immediately available for use.

What if I don’t use all of my print credits? Whatever credits you don’t use roll over to the next term–so if you have 83 remaining after Winter term, you will start Spring term with 308 credits. However, accounts are wiped clean before each Fall term begins, and everyone starts again with 225 print credits.

Use a scanner and your print credits as a “color copier.”

Use a scanner for getting color copiesWhile there is not a color photocopier in the library, you can get a color copy by using one of the several scanners we have.  Use the KIC or Epson flatbed scanners to capture the image, and make any adjustments to the image you want, including size, before saving it.  Then sent it to one of the color print queues (such as HLColorWest).  Voilá!

If you really do need a color photocopier, there is one in the WOU Print Shop, ITC 112.

Related post: Campus Printing 101.

Print multiple PowerPoint slides to a single page

Printing professors’ slides for study purposes can quickly diminish print credit balance, make biMultiple PowerPoint slides printed on a single pagenders unwieldy and backpacks heavy, and waste the gifts from our arboreal friends. But if you are not ready to study from the slides in their digital form, you can print several on a single page and reduce your paper consumption considerably.

The key to do this is that you must haMultiple slides on a single pageve the file in PowerPoint (extensions are .ppt and .pptx).  The Print window in this program allows you to change from printing Slides to Handouts (see red arrow), and then to indicate how many Slides per page (see green box).

If the professor has saved the slide set to another format, try getting the same results by printing multiple Pages per Sheet.  This is a printer setting, however.  We talk about it in the Save paper by printing double-sided post. You can also request the professor makes the slides available in the original file format.