UITS Northwest

UITS Northwest

IU Print FAQs

IU Print FAQs

What is IU Print?  

IU Print is a global print environment implemented on all IU campuses. At Indiana University, student printing is funded through the Student Technology Fee, historically enabling more than 85% of students to print at no additional cost. Registered students and faculty are automatically able to use print services at any campus.

How does IU Print Work in the STCs and at the Hawthorn Kiosks?  

You simply select the document you would like to print and press print in the application. You can send multiple documents to the print queue.

  • Swipe your RedHawk Card at any Ricoh Multifunction Printer (MFP) to log into IU Print.
  • Or Use your IU Credentials to log into the Release Station on the Library 3rd floor.
  • Select the print jobs you would like to print, and press PRINT.
  • Finally, cancel any unwanted jobs or let them expire.

Print jobs are automatically removed from your print queue after 4 hours. If you have any questions, ask the on-duty Consultant in the STCs or the Library Information Commons.

How does IU Print Work in the Classrooms?  

The classroom PCs are not set to print to the Release Stations, but print directly to the IU Print printer located in the classroom.  After you submit your print job, it will print at the IU Printer located in that room. Your IU Print account will be debited for the job.

What is a Release Station?  

A Release Station is a printing center where you can release documents you have sent to the print queue. The Ricoh MFPs have a built in release station that you can access by swiping your RedHawk card. The Release Station located on the Northwest Campus on the third floor of the Information Commons you can access by logging in using your IU Credentials. There are two different types of Release Stations: Black and White printing and Color printing. 

IU Print Locations

Ricoh MFP (Multifunction Printers) offer black and white and color printing, copying and scanning and are located:

  • Library Information Commons 1st floor
  • Library Information Commons 2nd floor
  • Marram STC
  • Hawthorn Lobby

Release Stations:

  • Library Information Commons 3rd floor: Black and White Printing
  • Library Information Commons 3rd floor: Color Printing

PC Classrooms

IU Northwest PC classrooms do not utilize release stations, classrooms utilize IU Print direct print.

What is a Ricoh MFP and what can I do with it through IU Print?  

IU Print on the Ricoh Multifunction Printers (MFPs) offers black and white and color printing, copying and scanning all in a single unit. You swipe your RedHawk card to access IU Print on these devices.  Copies are charged at the same rate as prints. Scanning is free. Scanned output is emailed to the IU email address you enter in the scanning session. 

What is the cost of printing?  
What is my print allotment for IU Print?  
How do I check my IU Print allotment?  

Check your allotment for balance, recent account activity, and other details.

Check your printing allotment

How do I purchase additional allotments?  

Supplemental printing allotments can be purchased by anyone with a valid IU username if:

  • You have exceeded your allotment and need to add funds to continue to print.
  • Faculty or staff wishing to print departmental work to STC or classroom printers.

Supplemental allotments are available to purchase in increments of 5.00 print credits.

Departments can arrange to purchase additional print credits for their faculty, staff or students by emailing a departmental account number and the usernames or group name to Leveraged Services at

Individuals can purchase supplemental allotments for themselves at IU Print QuikPay.

Supplemental print credits are available for purchase in increments of $5.00.

Please note credit card purchases take 2 to 3 days to process.

Can I rollover unused prints from one semester to the next?  
How do I use Mobile Printing?  

You can print from cell phones, tablets, and laptops (wireless or cabled) by attaching a document to an email message and sending it to a designated print queue address. Then, from any IU Print Release Station, release and print the document.

For more information please see the KB article: