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Printers - California Western School of Law
Printers


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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 day.

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. When using your laptop, you can only print on letter size paper. 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.


Printer Locations:

Name Location
SCL-290-PRINTER-EAST 290 Lab
SCL-290-PRINTER-WEST 290 Lab
SCL-350-PRIMARY 350 Lab
SCL-350-SECONDARY 350 Lab
LIB-290-3rd-FL Library 3rd Floor
LIB-290-4th-FL Library 4th Floor
SCL-290-COLOR290 Lab

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.

All printers can print double-sided.  The black and white printers will print double-sided by default.  The color printer will print single-sided by default.


Cost of Printing:

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)
Color
Six pages, single-sided  $0.72
Six pages, double-sided  $0.72 

Students 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 balance.

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)

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click the Print button.
  3. Click the button that says. "Print on Both Sides:" This will give you a list of choices.
  4. The first item on the list is "Print One Sided". Click it to switch to single-sided printing for this document.
Select single sided printing

Adobe Reader

  1. In your document, click File, then click Print.
  2. Select the printer you want to use.
  3. Find the check box that says Print on both sides of paper
  4. Clear the check box, and click the Print button
Adobe Print Window


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 reimbursement form.

  • 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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