As of Fall 2013, LETU has implemented print notifications for students on all lab printers. This change is part of a greater LETU stewardship of resources initiative, with this step geared towards reducing printing waste in lab areas. The following article provides information on how the print auditing system works.

A popup on lab computers alerts you to the cost to LETU of each print job and displays the total pages of that print job.

These "FYI" alerts are designed to increase awareness of printing in the labs and encourage good printing etiquette.​​​​​​​

Q: Is my student account charged for this new initiative?
A: Students are not charged any additional in their tuition/fees to cover this stewardship initiative; students' existing lab fees already include lab printing costs.​​​​​​​

Q: Why display cost at all? Show me only my usage in pages!
A: We did not implement a page based system since not all printers or pages are created equal. A gray-scale, duplex-printed A4 size sheet of paper may result in less credit being used than a single-sided, color tabloid size sheet. Some printers also use toner and other consumables more efficiently. All these factors have been considered and each printer on campus has had a cost per page determined from any number of those variables. Keep these factors in mind to help make wise resource decisions. 

Did you know?

As part of this initiative, LETU professors brainstormed on how to reduce physical printing requirements that were previously part of their courses. Your help both reduces environmental impact and encourages appropriate adoption of technology in course curriculum. Now that's ingenuity!

Winners keep score

To see your print jobs' environmental impact, logon to


Mobility Print

You can now submit print jobs to Open Access Lab printers across campus from your personal device (even over WiFi). Here's how:

  1. Visit
  2. Follow the directions listed for your device
  3. Select the printer to which you'd like to send the print job

Cross Platform

Mobility Print works for Windows, Android, iOS, macOS, and Chrome OS.


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