Printing and Copying
The top things you need to know about PaperCut student printing and copying are:
- Nicolet has wireless internet service, public computers, and multi-function print/copy/scan machines available for your use in our Rhinelander and Lakeland buildings.
- Each new student registered for credit courses will receive a one-time non-redeemable $25 credit, which is equivalent to 500 free double-sided black-and-white printed pages (or one ream of paper). Print duplex if you can to get twice as much for your money.
- Additional printing credit can be purchased if you run out.
- Printing - to print in either black and white or color, login to a Nicolet computer with your student login and password, then print.
- Copying - copy codes are available for purchase at the Library (Learning Resources Center - 200), Bookstore (Learning Resources Center - 104), Business Office (University Transfer Center - 217), Welcome Center (University Transfer Center - 203), Learning Resources Center - Vending Machine, and the Lakeland Center. The copying cost per page is the same as printing cost per page.
- The PaperCut program is designed to provide enough free printing and copying to cover most academic needs while discouraging waste. PaperCut helps to make sure budget dollars (including your tuition) can be used wisely and promotes a "green" environment that benefits our students and our community.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does printing work?
To print a document from a Nicolet computer, you'll need to login with your student user name (the name portion of your Nicolet email address) and password. When you print a document, the cost of the print job is subtracted from your printing credit and your remaining credit is displayed on the computer screen. The print is sent to the nearest copier-printer.
How do I get my $25 credit?
Each new student registered for credit courses will receive a one-time non-redeemable $25 "credit" or the equivalent of 500 free double-sided black-and-white printed pages.
What if I print more than my $25 printing credit?
Students can replenish printing credit at the Library (LRC200), Bookstore (LRC104), Business Office (UTC217), Welcome Center (UTC203), and the Lakeland Center.
What if I print less than my $25 printing credit?
Available credits will carry over to subsequent semesters. Printing credits are not redeemable.
The following costs fairly represent the actual cost per page for printing services at Nicolet, and are considerably lower than typical page rates at commercial printing services. NOTE: Print duplex (if available) to get two sides for the price of one.
Size: 8.5 x 11 or 8.5 x 14
Black-and-white: 5¢ per page (single or double-sided)
Color: 25¢ per page (single or double-sided)
Copy codes are available for purchase at the Library (LRC200), Bookstore (LRC104), Business Office (UTC217), Welcome Center (UTC203), Learning Resources Center Vending Machine, and the Lakeland Center. The cost per page is the same as printing per page.
What are some alternatives to printing?
Read the material online or email documents to yourself for reading or printing at home. Download articles or documents to a jump drive or burn them to a CD. Read documents online that open up as PDF files within Blackboard and E‐Reserves. Talk to your instructor about ways to handle class materials that reduce printing.
How can I get the most from my credit?
Proofread your documents before printing. Choose Print Preview before printing to reduce mistakes. Print just the information you want. Highlight the text, select the Print option, and choose Selection. Print duplex (if available) to get two sides for the price of one. Print presentations as handouts to get six slides to a page. Print library articles, e‐reserve documents, and online course material from the originating web site (when possible) to ensure proper formatting. Print in black-and-white. A color print costs 5 times as much as a black-and-white print.
Can I get a reimbursement?
If the printer doesn't work properly, you may request a reimbursement for the affected pages at the Library (LRC200), Bookstore (LRC104), Business Office (UTC217), Welcome Center (UTC 203), Learning Resources Center Vending Machine, and the Lakeland Center. Eligible defects include toner smears or streaks, low toner, jammed paper, printer failure, or other printer‐caused defects (not editing and formatting mistakes).