Printing Allotment Overview
In May 2010, IT Council adopted a new proposal for governing SCUF-funded printing for the 2010-2011 academic year. This proposal established a new printing management system known as BearPrint.
The new BearPrint system allows SCUF-funded printing to be managed more efficiently while conserving resources and providing students with more printing options. Below are a few important highlights:
- A standard, letter-sized, black & white page of printing is $0.08 for single or duplexed pages.
- This means that each side of a duplexed sheet is only $0.04!
- Each student receives an academic year (2012-08-06 to 2013-08-04) printing allotment of $60.00
- This is the equivalent of 750 pages single-sided or 1,500 pages duplexed.
- This is an increase of 50 percent (250 pages) from the 2009-2010 academic year!
- Color printing in the Open-Access Labs
- New color printers are available in all four Computer Services Open-Access Computer Labs
- Color printing costs $0.75 per page
- There is no discount for duplexing
- Students needing additional printing can purchase more.
- Prepaid Printing Allotment cards are available at the Missouri State Book Store.
- You can also purchase Printing Allotment cards in Bear Necessities, the convenience store in the Plaster Student Union
- Printing in University labs and classrooms is provided for academic purposes and covered by the University’s Information Technology Acceptable Use Policy http://www.missouristate.edu/ais/au.htm.
Keeping Track of Your Printing Allotment
There are several ways for you to keep track of your printing allotment.
- Client software showing your remaining printing allotment is installed in most facilities providing SCUF-funded printing.
- To view information on your printing allotment, please visit https://bearprint.missouristate.edu:9192/app and log in using your BearPass Login.
- BearPrint sends an email notification when your quota is reached or if a print job is denied. Should you have difficulty printing, please check your account at https://bearprint.missouristate.edu:9192/app or your university email account for information.
- If you have any questions about BearPrint you can ask a Lab Assistant or a full-time User Support Specialist on duty during hours of operation in any of the four Open-Access Computer Labs.
Which Printers are part of BearPrint?
A list of computer labs and other areas that have printers that use the BearPrint Printing Allotment can be found at:
Tips to Save Paper
There are several ways you can reduce printing and get the most out of your printing allotment.
- The very best way to save paper is to not print your file unless it is necessary to do so. If there is a way for you to view it online or on a portable computing device (laptop, smartphone, etc), you are encouraged to do so.
- Make sure you print double-sided. Duplex printing is available in all Open-Access Computer Labs. Instructions are available on the Experts Wiki: Print on both sides of the page
- Print multiple PowerPoint slides on each page. Over half the printing in the Computer Services Open-Access Computer Labs is PowerPoint presentations, and most are printed one slide per page. Printing presentations at two slides per page would reduce printing by over 2 million pages per year! Instructions are available on the Experts Wiki: Print multiple PowerPoint slides per page
- Many programs allow you to print multiple pages per sheet. This is normally used for review purposes. Instructions are available on the Experts Wiki: Print multiple pages per sheet
Let us know if you have questions about BearPrint or suggestions for improving printing in Missouri State University computer labs and classrooms. We look forward to hearing from you!
Have questions or feedback? Just contact the Help Desk and let us know!