ITS Printing, Copying, & Scanning

Beckman Institute Information Technology Services (ITS) offers several printing and imaging services to researchers. There are multifunction printing (MFP) devices on each floor for copying, scanning, color printing, and black & white printing. We also offer a wide-format poster printing service.


Registration

  • You can register for printing by using our secure web form.
  • You can register for copying and scanning by emailing or visiting the ITS Help Desk. Anyone registered for copying is automatically registered for scanning.

You will need to know your NetID and UOFI Active Directory password and the CFOP (account) that you wish to charge to. Note that printing and copying can be charged to valid CFOPs only. We cannot accept payment by any other means.


Services

Copying

ITS provides black & white and color copying on the 1st through 5th floors of the Institute. The copiers support tabloid (11"x17") in addition to standard letter (8.5"x11"). Anyone wishing to copy must first register by emailing or visiting the ITS Help Desk. After your registration is processed, your i-card will grant you access to the copiers.

Scanning

ITS also offers a scanning service. All copiers have the ability to scan documents and photos to four different file formats: PDF, JPEG, TIFF, & MTIFF. These digital copies can be sent via email. The email address given when registering will be the default, or you can type in a different one by hand.

Anyone registered for copying is already registered for scanning, and this service is free to these individuals. After your registration is processed, select “Scan to Email” on the control panel of any MFP and log in using your i-card.

Standard Black & White and Color Printing

Currently, ITS has black & white and color LaserJet printers located on the 1st through 5th floors. The new printers support tabloid (11"x17") in addition to standard letter (8.5"x11"). Anyone wishing to print must first register using our secure web form.

Please see our Printer Installation page for detailed installation instructions for the standard LaserJet printers.

Wide-Format Poster Printing

ITS offers a high-quality wide-format poster printing service that is very popular. If you need to print a poster, this service is convenient and very reasonably priced. Anyone wishing to print to our wide-format poster printers must first register using our secure web form. After registering, you may print the poster yourself, or have the Beckman ITS Help Desk print it for you. The same rates apply.

You may simply email the poster file in PDF or PowerPoint format to helpdesk@beckman.illinois.edu or bring the file on a USB drive to the Beckman ITS Help Desk during business hours, and we will print the poster for you. Poster printing times vary with volume and staff availability. You will receive an email when your poster is complete. During times of heavy volume, please allow up to 24 hours for the printing of your poster.

Printing a poster yourself allows you to print during off-hours. Printing a poster can be more complex than printing a regular document. For detailed instructions on printing posters, please see our poster printing page. Posters may be picked up any time at the Beckman ITS Help Desk in cubicle 5319. Please note that during off-hours, the building may be locked and you will need to have access to the building to pick up the poster.


Rates

Rates for Public Printing and Copying

Service Cost
Black & White Printing/Copying, 8.5"x11" $0.05/pg.
Black & White Printing/Copying, 11"x17" $0.10/pg.
Color Printing/Copying, 8.5"x11" $0.12/pg.
Color Printing/Copying, 11"x17" $0.24/pg.
Wide-Format Poster Printing $1.03/linear inch

Refunds

Refunds will not be issued for B&W or color prints or copies. Accounts will not be charged for the header page on print jobs. Refunds for wide-format color poster prints will only be given for errors resulting from technical malfunctions of the printers and printing system.

Printout Retention Policy

All printouts, including poster prints, that have not been picked up from their respective areas within 30 days will be considered abandoned and will be discarded. Please make sure to retrieve your printouts in a timely manner.