Network Printing

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General Information

There are two kinds of network printers on campus: Public and Restricted. Public printers are located in computer labs across campus and are available for use by anyone with an active UW-Platteville account. Restricted printers are department owned and therefore available only to employees of the department.

To see a list of all our network printers, visit the printer install page. Printers are designated as "Public" or "Restricted" in the Printer Location field.

Moving or Turning Off Printers

Do not power off or move a network printer without consulting with IT staff first. Turning off a network printer at the end of the work day provides minimal cost savings with the advancement of power-saving features. If the device needs to be moved to a new location, Information Technology Services staff will coordinate the move to minimize printer downtime and ensure proper installation in the new location.

Purchasing a New Printer

Please contact Information Technology Services before purchasing new network printers; this includes multifunction devices like network copiers which provide copy, scan, and/or print functions. IT Staff will coordinate a proper purchase and verify that the device can be supported on our network. All new networked printer purchases must also be approved by the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Information Services.

Bulk and Advanced Printing

For bulk and advanced print jobs, consider using Pioneer Printing and Postal Services. Their specialized equipment efficiently completes large print jobs and  provides features like brochure folding, stapling, collating, and binding. Contact Pioneer Printing and Postal Services to discuss your project or to schedule a personal consultation with one of their technicians.

For Students

New Policy Effective October 16, 2015

Beginning October 16, 2015, each student will be allotted $3.00 per spring or fall semester for printing from any public network printer at UW-Platteville. Unused allotments are not carried over from term to term. For full details, refer to the Student Printing Policy & Procedures and the Student Printing FAQ in the ITS Knowledge Base.


  • $.04/page printed to a black/white printer
  • $.03/page printed back-to-back in black/white (save $.02)
  • $.10/page printed to a color printer
  • $.08/page printing back-to-back to a color printer (save $.04)
  • $.30/foot printed to a wide format plotter

A student's account balance will display when printing from a print release station in the labs and when logging into a lab computer. The displayed balance will be a combination of printing allotment and the student's Pioneer Passport funds.

Pioneer Passport Funds

To add more money to your Passport Funds account, log into Print Balance/e-Accounts, where you can also check the balance of your printing allotment. Instructions for requesting a refund for failed print jobs or jobs that print incorrectly due to malfunctioning equipment can be found in the ITS Knowledge Base.

For Staff


As with all other information technology resources, network printers are provided to support university business and university-related activities. Therefore, use of UW-Platteville's network printers by employees should be limited to work-related functions.


Since the department that owns the device is responsible for all costs including initial purchase, toner replacement, and maintenance repairs, there is no per page cost for jobs printed to restricted network printers. Student employees should use a department-owned, restricted-access printer for any work related printing.

Additional Resources

Check our KnowledgeBase for more information about printing including:

Pioneer Passport Just Touch It

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