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Public Printing

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Berrie Watson
Contact:
Head, USFSP Library Systems
POY 215
Phone: (727) 873-4402
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A Ricoh MPC4503 copier/printer is available in the 1st Floor Information Commons, located on the south side of the library atrium. This printer can be used by the public for prints or copies, at cost using a Guest printing card.

Printing Costs

Cost:  Twenty cents per page color or B/W printing.

Paper:  8 1/2 X 11 or 8 1/2 X 14 Paper. 600X600 dpi printing with a 300K/mo duty cycle. Printer automatically selects Color or B/W printing, with one cost for all prints.

Public users can print to the BullBucks pay-for-print system by being willing to fund a card for non-student use. Users should have a credit form of payment available, and contact the Student Technology Centerduring regular business hours, 9am – 6pm.  Users will receive a card with a zero balance, and learn how the process works. Students do not qualify for non-student cards, and balances remain on the card for one year.

Printing from Computers
Prints can be produced from either the WebXpress computer near the library entrance, or using the Affiliate Use machine located at the Circulation desk. Printing is also available in the Library Instruction Classroom in POY 218 and the Student Technology Center.
  • When printing, select “Ricoh Universal Printer”.
  • If printing in color, select that option.
  • Next, a box will appear which you will need to enter the Affiliate number (beginning with an A on your card)

Please also remember to use the numlock key to enter numbers with the number pad. While these multifunction machines are capable of multiple page reductions, duplexing and watermarks, these are not supported. Use these functions at your own risk, as refunds will not be given.

Making Copies

Both Color and Black & White copies are available for one price. Please pay particular attention to the orientation of the item that you are copying, positioning the top left corner of the item into the top left-most area of the glass. The icons on the touch screen also indicate the orientation of the paper that will be produced- select the appropriate orientation (horizontal or vertical) as well as the paper size (8 1/2 X 11 letter or 8 1/2 X 14 legal).

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Black & White Printer Touch Screen in Copy Mode
  • Begin by opening the cover and aligning the item on the glass to the upper left-most position.
  • Select color for color prints, or retain the default choice of Black & White.
  • Check paper size by selecting the size and orientation of the paper required; or optionally you can allow the printer to determine the correct choice. If the machine cannot determine it, an error will display “invalid paper size”. In the above example, tray 1 holds portrait orientation 8 1/2 X 11 paper, as does tray 2. Tray 3 holds landscape orientation 8 1/2 X 11 paper, and tray 4 holds legal size paper in landscape orientation.
  • Advanced functions, such as enlarge & reduce, multiple page to front & back duplexing, as well as watermarks are not supported. Use them at your own risk, as refunds will not be given.
  • Paper substitution is not allowed, as the machines may not properly feed alternate weight paper.

The automatic paper adjustment button can determine most paper sizes for you, but bear in mind that you may receive an error if the machine cannot properly determine the appropriate size, or the item to copy is too large to fit on the page without scaling.

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Printing & Copying Policies

In cases where prints are lost due to malfunctioning of the machine, refunds will be given in the form of free prints in the amount of the loss. Such cases may involve:

  • Printer jams or misfeeds.
  • Wrinkled or mishandled paper.
  • Machine fails to give proper change due to low coin error on Coin Return box.

Prints that have cut off the page due to improper selections of paper size or orientation are not subject to refund. Also, paper substitution is not allowed.

When using the copy function, bear in mind:

  • Advanced functions, such as enlarge & reduce, multiple page to front & back duplexing, as well as watermarks are not supported. Use them at your own risk, as refunds will not be given.
  • Paper substitution is not allowed, as the machines may not properly feed alternate weight paper.

Microform Printing

Microform printing is now free of charge, and is located in the northwest corner of the 1st floor.

Copyright Information

Many materials that are housed within the library are subject to copyright restrictions. The burden of adhering to copyright restrictions lies with the user. For more information, visit our copyright information page.