Printers - California Western School of Law
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About Computer Lab Printers
Each computer lab has two printers for student use. When you log on
to a computer in a student computer lab, the printers for that room are
set up on your computer automatically. You can also print directly from
your laptop. Click here for information about printing from your laptop.
There are also printers on the third and fourth floors of the
Library, so that if you are studying upstairs, you can print out your
notes, and you don't have to come all the way down to the first floor
to pick up your print job.
Please remember to pick up your documents after you have printed
them. Any documents that are not picked up will be discarded the next
All printers are loaded with white, letter size paper, (8.5 X 11
inches). Do not attempt to load the printers with any other type of
paper. If you need to print on any other type of paper (legal size,
colored paper, resume paper, etc), follow the directions for printing on non-standard paper.
You can only print on letter size paper when using your laptop. If you
need to print on non-standard paper, you will need to use one of the
computers in the Student Computer Lab.
Whenever you print a document, the first page that comes out of the printer is called a seperator page. It looks like this:
The purpose of a seperator page is to seperate your document from
the documents that other students are printing. The seperator page is
how you can identify which print job is yours. There is no charge for
the seperator page.
||Library 3rd Floor
||Library 4th Floor
|SCL-290-COLOR||290 Lab||Yes (does not print double-sided by default)|
As you can see, any printer named "SCL-290" is in the 290 lab, and any printer named "SCL-350" is in the 350 lab.
Printers named "LIB-290" are in the Library, but not in the computer lab. These printers are located in the copy rooms.
Black and white printers: Three cents per sheet of paper.
Color printer: Twelve cents per page.Cost Comparison:
|Black and white|
|Six pages, single-sided|| $0.18|
|Six pages, double-sided|| $0.09 (three sheets of paper at three cents each)|
|Six pages, single-sided|| $0.72|
|Six pages, double-sided|| $0.72 |
are given a printing allocation of $9.00 per semester. If
you use us the whole nine dollars, you start accruing a negative
balance, and you owe the school money. At the beginning of each
semester, another nine dollars is added to your balance from the
previous semester. At the beginning of the fall semester, any negative
balances are added to your other library fines, and sent to the
business office for collection. Then, all printing balances for all
students are set to $9.00, and it all starts over again.
So, your printing balance works something like this:
- Fall Semester: All students start with $9.00
- Spring Semester: $9.00 is added.
- Summer Semester: $9.00 is added.
- Fall Semester: All students start over with $9.00
So, if Mr. Law Student printed 365 pages (black and white, no color)
during the Fall semester, he would have a balance of negative two
dollars. Then at the beginning of the Spring semester, nine dollars is
added to his balance of negative two dollars, and he starts the Spring
semester with a balance of seven dollars.
How To Check Your Balance:
To check your printing balance, log on to one of the computers in
the computer lab. Down in the lower right hand corner, near the clock,
you will find an icon that looks like a large dollar sign:
Put your mouse pointer on this icon, and it will show you your
balance. If the amount is in parenthesis, then you have a negative
In this picture, Mr. Law Student has a positive balance of five dollars, and does not owe any money for printing.
In this next picture, Mr. Law Student has a negative balance of five dollars, and owes the school five dollars for printing.
(Note the parenthesis around the $5.00)
See Cost of Printing above for more details about printing costs.
Choosing Single Or Double Sided Printing:
All black and white printers (except for the third
floor) will print double-sided by default. This saves paper,
and saves you money.
The color printer will print single-sided by default. You can choose double-sided printing if needed.
To choose single-sided printing, do the following:
MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, etc)
- Click the File tab.
- Click the Print button.
- Click the button that says. "Print on Both Sides:" This will give you a list of choices.
- The first item on the list is "Print One Sided". Click it to switch to single-sided printing for this document.
- In your document, click File, then click Print.
- Select the printer you want to use.
- Find the check box that says Print on both sides of paper
- Clear the check box, and click the Print button
Getting Reimbursed For Printing
There are certain situations when a student can be reimbursed for printing charges.
Click here for the printing reimbursement form
Reasons for getting reimbursed are as follows:
Printer Error, or Computer Error: For example,
despite all our best efforts to keep the printers filled, the printer
runs out of toner on your print job, and you get a bunch of blank or
badly smudged pages.
This does not include, "I accidently printed 50 pages I didn't mean
to print." or "I printed single sided when I meant to print
double-sided.". This category is for when something goes wrong with the
printer, and you get charged for something that is unusable, through no
fault of your own. The printed sheets must be turned in with the
Resume: If you are printing your resume, and
you are supplying your own paper, you can get reimbursed for this. The
printed resumes must be presented with the reimbursement form (we'll
give them right back, we just want to see them).
Working for Faculty: If you are working for
Faculty, and you print a bunch of documents in the course of your work,
you can get reimbursed. The faculty member must sign off on this.
If you need a list of what you have printed, see the computer tech in the Library.
Any approved reimbursements will be credited to the student's
printing balance. Any reimbursements for printing in a particular
semester must take place prior to the start of the next semester.
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