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Printing FAQ

Why are we are charging?
To recover our costs on printing. The funds we receive from the Technology Resource Fee do not cover printing expenses. Most universities charge for printing.

What are the rates for each printer?
Generally:

  • Black and White: $0.05/page @ SCF; $0.07/page @ Library
  • Color: $0.40/page
  • Transparencies: $1.25/page

Please see our rates page concerning individual printer's rates.

But I didn't print that many pages!
Please make sure to log out of the lab and library computers. If you forget to log out, the next person may print on your account.

How will I be billed for my printing?
You will be billed via your University Account.

If my print out dosen't come out in very good quality how do I get credited?
Fill out an ONID printing credit form. See the directions given in the printing policy.

How do I keep track of my how many pages where printed?
Log into http://www.onid.orst.edu and look at your printing information

Which printers are going to charge me?
Please see our rates page concerning individual printer's rates.

I printed something, but nothing came out. Will I be charged? OR The printer looked like it was going to print, but nothing came out. Will I be charged?
Most likely, no. The printer is asked the printer page count before and after the job is done, if the printer counter dosen't go up, because no pages went though the printer the count would be 0. If you are unsure, look at your print log at http://www.onid.orst.edu and click on "Printing" on the left hand side.