In 2005, the university administration partnered with student leadership to implement a print management program on campus. The program goal is to encourage responsible printing. In 2011, IRT gathered student feedback and made improvements to print management. A summary of the findings and changes made to the program can be found in this article published in The Newsroom.
Students receive a quota each semester of $40.00 for printing and copying. For more information, please see the Student Printing and Copying page.
All general purpose printing/copying on campus is controlled through a print accounting software program called "Equitrac". Equitrac tracks printing and duplication activities based on the logon information, either UST NetID or UST budget index code.
Printing supplies, such as staples and paper, are available through the Service Center’s Scoop program: http://scoop.stthomas.edu. Toner for purchased/department-owned printers can be ordered through Purchasing Services.
Leased printers on campus are monitored for toner automatically. The "Auto Toner" system will automatically trigger a replacement cartridge to be sent to the Tech Desk when the toner is low. Tech Desk staff will then replace the cartridge and return the used cartridge to UST’s print vendor to be recycled.
Devices may still give a “toner low” alert, which should be disregarded. If you notice print quality is affected contact the IRT Tech Desk, and Information Resources and Technologies will replace the cartridge or dispatch a technician to troubleshoot.
UST does have an outside vendor, Marco, Inc., to facilitate any or all hardware repairs to managed printers. Marco has an on campus presence, and can best be reached for any necessary repairs by first contacting the IRT Tech Desk.
The printer nearest to the computer you are using should already be mapped by default. However, if you wish to use a different printer, instructions for changing to a different printer and for mapping printers are listed below. Faculty and Staff are able to map personal computers to departemental printers, these instructions are provided on the faculty printing page.
UST has a limited number of color printers available for public use. The following printers are available for use by all UST students, faculty and staff.
If you have a project needing large format or specialty printing please visit the Service Center's website.
The following printers will default to duplex (two-sided) printing unless you manually change the print properties to single sided. For directions on manually changing the print properties, please see below.
The following printers are set to single sided printing, but can duplex print if the print property is manually changed to duplex. For directions on manually changing the print properties, please see below.
To manually change the default duplex setting use the following steps.
Go to "File"
Select the printer you would like
Click "printer properites"
This dialogue box allows you to select either duplex printing (double sided) or general printing (single sided)