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Student Printing & Photocopying (CPAS)

With printers and photocopiers set up in various locations around campus, you can easily print and photocopy documents, transfer printing credit and add printing credit to your account.

Getting Started

Locate Printers and Photocopiers

CPAS printers and photocopiers are available across campus. Find printer locations.

Print From Your Laptop

Add Money to Your Account

  1. Visit the Information Centre in Upper Place Riel (accepts cash, debit or credit).
  2. All Library Circulation Desks (accepts cash, debit or credit).
  3. Some college support staff can add money. Check with your local IT support staff to see if they can handle requests for CPAS credit.
  • You will need to have enough funds in your CPAS account to print and your account cannot have a negative balance. CPAS does not provide refunds for any print credit left in your account.
  • 5% GST is included in the cost of print and copy services provided by CPAS. The University GST business number is 11927 9313RT.

Transfer Printing Credit

You can transfer printing credit to another person at any time in PAWS:

  1. Log in to PAWS with your NSID and password.
  2. Select the My Channels button at the bottom of the left side-bar.
  3. Select the Student Printing link.
    • If you do not see the Student Printing Channel in your My Channels section, you can add the channel.
  4. You will be re-directed to PaperCut (the new CPAS system).
  5. Select the Transfers link on the left sidbar.

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  6. In the Amount text box enter the dollar amount you wish to transfer.
  7. In the Transfer to user text box enter the NSID of the person you wish to transfer funds to.
  8. Select the Transfer button.
  9. You will recieve an authorization message with your new balance reflected.

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Check Account Balance

You can check the status of your account at any time in PAWS:

  1. Log in to PAWS with your NSID and password.
  2. Select the My Channels button at the bottom of the left side-bar.
  3. Select the Student Printing link where your account balance will be viewable
    • If you do not see the Student Printing Channel in your My Channels section, you can add the channel.
  4. You will be re-directed to PaperCut (the new CPAS system)
  5. Select the Summary link on the left sidebar.

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  6. Here you can see the funds available in your account.

Check Transaction History

You can check your transaction history at any time in PAWS:

  1. Log in to PAWS with your NSID and password.
  2. Select the My Channels button at the bottom of the left side-bar.
  3. Select the Student Printing link where your account balance will be viewable
    • If you do not see the Student Printing Channel in your My Channels section, you can add the channel.
  4. You will be re-directed to PaperCut (the new CPAS system).
  5. Select the Transaction History link on the left sidebar.

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  6. Here you can see a list of your transactions and remaining balance.

Check Printing History

You can check your printing history at any time in PAWS:

  1. Log in to PAWS with your NSID and password.
  2. Select the My Channels button at the bottom of the left side-bar.
  3. Select the Student Printing link.
    • If you do not see the Student Printing Channel in your My Channels section, you can add the channel.
  4. You will be re-directed to PaperCut (the new CPAS system).
  5. Select the Recent Print Jobs on the left sidebar.

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  6. Here you can see a list of your printing history.

Learn More

Reimbursement Guidelines

Refunds for unused credit are not given, however, you can transfer funds to the account of another person.   

Reimbursements will be given for problems attributed to the workstation or printing system. Some examples include:

  • Out of toner
  • Smudged pages
  • Torn or wrinkled pages
  • Paper jams
  • Problems attributed software on the workstation

Reimbursements will not be given for problems attributed to the individual. Some examples include:

  • Printing wrong document
  • Printing entire document instead of certain pages
  • Printing multiple copies by accident

University Policies for CPAS Printing and Photocopying Service

You must ensure your use of the CPAS service is in compliance with these university policies.

Support

Troubleshooting

You must have credit to print documents. If you do not have credit, you must add credit before the job will be printed.

If you have credit in your account and the printer appears to be functioning wait a few minutes before you try again as your job may just be delayed. If your document does not come out and no charge has appeared on your account then print again. If your job still does not print then seek help from the local IT Service Desk.

Printing Tips

Tips for successful and cost effective printing.

  • Use the Print Preview function before printing to determine if there are any extra pages at the end of the document. This can save you from printing unnecessary pages.
  • Reduce page margins if possible.
  • Ensure you have the right printer selected.
  • Always use the black and white printer for black and white print jobs. Colour printers charge more.  
  • Print more than one page on a single sheet of paper if the program lets you for drafts or research notes.
  • Print multiple slides per page in PowerPoint to save paper and money.
  • When printing lecture slides from PowerPoint, choose to print Handouts instead of Slides.
  • Delete your print job from the queue if it does not print for some reason.
  • Avoid printing large areas of colour or black unless you have to.
  • Print multiple pages per page of a PDF file. In Adobe Reader, when you select Print, select Multiple pages per sheet from the Page Scaling drop-down box and indicate the number of pages to be printed per page.
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