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Costs associated with printing have been escalating at a high rate. In an effort to both conserve paper and control costs, a printing conservation program will be initiated at the student computer labs run by OIT. A survey was conducted during the Spring 2007 semester and student leaders on all campuses had time to review the feedback and help us develop the current policy.

This program is now in place on all three Rutgers campuses with small differences in certain areas. For complete details, please see the main printing page at https://it.rutgers.edu/print-management/.

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Any cost savings realized as a result of this program will keep the computing fee from needlessly increasing due to printing costs. Such savings are intended to stabilize the student computer fee, rather than reduce it.

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Any printouts that are released to the printer will be counted. This includes class notes and papers. When printing double-sided pages, patrons will be charged per sheet.

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Pages are counted when they are released from the print stations.

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You will have to see a lab consultant for assistance. If there is a problem, the lab consultants will be able to re-release your print job and it will not count against your printing limit.

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The printing limit is not subject to change. The printing limit was chosen based on a survey taken by Rutgers University students and faculty. For information regarding graduate students, please see the main printing page at https://it.rutgers.edu/print-management/.

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The printing conservation program applies to all faculty, staff and guests, as well as students.

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In most cases, yes, you can. If you have an RU Express or Raider Card, – which most students do – charges for further printouts will be deducted from any funds you have placed on these alternative accounts. For more details and instructions, please visit https://it.rutgers.edu/print-management/.

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No, there will be no refunds nor carrying-over of the unused balance of printing from one printing period to the next. At the start of the next printing period, all balances are re-set to $30 of printing available, at no charge.

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The previous print policies of no more than three copies of one page and no more than ten color pages a day will no longer be in effect.

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There are no plans to reduce the number of printers available. However, once the conservation program is in place, we will evaluate how the resources are being used to determine if more or less equipment is needed.

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Your account in the print conservation system is created the first time you print in a computer lab. Your free printing along with any special allowances will be credited to your account at that time.

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