PaperCut MF

Equipment Locations

Location Print Colour, Copy or Scan Print Black & White  Stand Alone
Document Scanner
Micro Scanner
SEB 1010a 1 2 Yes No

Payment, Cost and Refunds

Payment

All printing and copying is paid for through your PaperCut account. You can add funds to your PaperCut account using a credit card or pre-paid PaperCut card.  

Pre-paid cards are available for purchase in $1.00, $5.00, $10.00 or $20.00 amounts at the Service Desk of most library locations.

You must have a minimum of 50¢ on your PaperCut account to print, copy, or scan.

Credit Card

PaperCut accepts Visa and MasterCard credit cards.

The minimum amount you add by credit card is $5.00.

Cash

Pre-paid PaperCut cards can be purchased with cash at most Western Libraries Service Desk locations. These cards are available in amounts of $1.00, $5.00, $10.00 and $20.00.

Debit

Pre-paid PaperCut cards can be purchased with debit at The D.B. Weldon Library and Allyn and Betty Taylor Library. These cards are available in amounts of $1.00, $5.00, $10.00 and $20.00.

Cost

Printing and Copying
Black and White 10¢ per page, 20¢ double-sided
Colour 50¢ per page, $1 double-sided
Scanning
  • Scanning to email or USB device is free
  • Microform (microfiche or microfilm) scanning to a USB device is free
  • Microform scanning sent to a printer is the same cost as printing or copying.

Refunds

Western Engineering will accept the following reasons for refunds:

  • Streaked or faded toner
  • Paper jams where printer doesn't automatically reprint the job
  • Printer has to be powered down to fix an error and the print job does not print upon powering back up.

If you need a refund for your print, photocopy or scanned job please contact the ITG Helpdesk.

Refunds to your PaperCut account OR reprints will be provided at the discretion of staff.

Staff will not issue refunds for any unused balance on your PaperCut account, including when you leave Western and/or graduate. You are advised to only add the amount of funds to your PaperCut account you will need for your print, copy or scan jobs.

File and Paper Size

File Size Limits

Printing

PaperCut will not print file(s) that exceed a certain limit in total. It is suggested that you send files separately.

Sent By Limit
Email 10 MB 
WebPrint 25 MB

Scanning

There is a 10 MB limit for scanning to email. It is suggested that you send files in separate emails to avoid exceeding this limit.

There is no limit to scanning to a USB.

Paper Sizes 

Varies by location see below:

Letter (8.5" x 11") Available at all locations
Legal (8.5" x 14") Available at all locations

Ledger (11" x 17")

Available at all locations

Copyright

Western faculty, staff and students are creators of material that is subject to the protections of the Canadian Copyright Act. Every day, we also use the copyright-protected material of others in the course of our research, teaching and learning. The law and its application by Canadian courts serve to strike an equitable balance between these creator and user rights. Accordingly, each of us has both privileges and obligations that arise from Canadian copyright law itself and as it has been interpreted and applied by the courts.

For more information about copyright, as well as links to copyright resources and tools, please go to Copyright@Western.

How Do I...

How do I manage my PaperCut account? (all users)

Once logged in, your activity summary and balance are displayed.

How do I add funds to my PaperCut Account? (all users)

You can add funds to your PaperCut account online with your Visa or MasterCard credit card. The minimum amount you add by credit card is $5.00.

You can purchase a pre-paid PaperCut card (available in $1.00, $5.00, $10.00 or $20.00 amounts) with cash at most locations, or with a debit card at The D. B. Weldon or Taylor Libraries.

How do I add funds to my account with a credit card? (all users)

The minimum amount you add by credit card is $5.00.

  • Log in to PaperCut
  • Click "Add Credit"
  • Select an "Amount to Add" from the drop down menu
  • Click “Add Value.”

.Add Credit to PaperCut account image

Enter your credit card information

PaperCut credit card information screen

   Click "Process Transaction."

How do I redeem a Pre-paid PaperCut Card to fund my account? (all users)

Purchase a pre-paid PaperCut card (available in $1.00, $5.00, $10.00 or $20.00 amounts) at most Services Desks with cash, or with a debit card at The D. B. Weldon or Taylor Libraries.

Example:PaperCut Card

Click "Redeem Card".

PaperCut Redeem card image

Enter the card number, including the letter and hyphens, to add the pre-paid amount to your PaperCut account. To verify the amount was added to your balance click "Summary".

Once the pre-paid amount is added to your PaperCut balance the pre-paid card is no longer valid. Unused pre-paid PaperCut cards expire by the date specified on the card.

How do I print from a Engineering Computing Lab PC?

  • Open your document
  • PDF document: use the printer icon within the PDF to print
  • Word document: File-&gtPrint
  • Select printer: "SEB1010-2 PCL6 GPD" or "seb1010-colour". 

How do I print from email?

Send documents as email attachments. There is a 10 MB file size limit. It is suggested that you send files in separate emails to avoid exceeding this limit.

From: your PaperCut account

To: the printer's email address, example:

 eng-bw@uwo.ca  for black & white
 eng-colour@uwo.ca for colour. 

How do I use Web Print?

This printing option allows you to upload documents from any browser or from your laptop.
Web print does not work for smart phones or other mobile devices.

There is a 25 MB file size limit. It is suggested that you send files in separate print jobs to avoid exceeding this limit.

Documents sent using Web Print are printed as is; print properties cannot be changed.

  • Log in to your PaperCut account
  • Click "Web Print"
  • Click "Submit a Job".

PaperCut Submit a job

Select a printer: "SEB1010-2 PCL6 GPD" for black & white,  or "seb1010-colour" for colour. 

PaperCut Print Options image

Click "Print Options and Account Selections" to change the number of copies as required.

PaperCut Upload documents image

Click "Upload Documents".

PaperCut Upload Files image

Supported file types are displayed.
Drag one or more files, or click "Upload from Computer" to browse and select files to print.

PaperCut Upload Complete image

Click "Upload & Complete" to send the document(s) to the printer.

PaperCut Held in Queue

Once the upload is successful the status will display "Held in queue". You can now proceed to a library print station.

How do I print from a USB device?

From a Engineering computing lab PC

  • Insert your USB device into the USB port, usually on the right side of the monitor stand
  • Locate your file
  • Send to the printer using Web Print, file - print, or email.

How do I get my print job?

Visit SEB1010 to pick up your print job.

How do I scan a document?

Scanning is FREE and is found in SEB1010.

Should you require further assistance, please see the ITG Help Desk.