Over three hundred black and white and color network printers and multi-function devices (MFDs) are available across campus. Individuals can also purchase local attached printers for individual use. 

Printer Purchases and Support

Network printers must be purchased using the guidelines on the Purchasing page, refer to the ITS Catalog. Budgeting for these purchases should be done as part of the normal budget cycle. Once purchased, network printers become part of the Technology Renewal Program and are replaced every four years.  ITS will configure and install the network printer and provide on-going support.

Local attached printers are purchased by individuals on own. ITS does not support the configuration or functioning of these printers. Questions should be directed to the manufacturer.

MFDs can be leased or purchased. Print Production is responsible for the initial lease/purchase decision and works with the vendor, ITS and the department to get the device installed and set up. Once installed, ITS supports the network connectivity of the device, other functions such as: printing, copying, faxing, etc.. are supported by the vendor. Contact information for the vendor is available on each devices' asset tag or by contacting the Office of  Print Production.


Individual departments are responsible for purchasing printing supplies such as toner, ink cartridges, cleaning/maintenance kits and paper.

Lab Printers

Black and white printing is available in the public labs and the Library. Color printing is available in the Library. The Center for Print Production also provides color printing and a variety of other print services. The print management program, PaperCut, is in place for student computer labs.

Printing Policies

  • Students cannot print to lab printers from personal computers.
  • Duplex printing (two-sided) is encouraged and is the default setting on public lab computers.
  • Wireless printers are currently not authorized for use in campus offices and residents hall due to possible interference with the wireless network.

Print Management Program

  • In an effort to encourage sustainability and reduce wasteful printing, Ithaca College implemented a print management program in the library and all student computer labs. Prior to this program, 20% of paper printed at these locations was immediately discarded or not claimed.

  • Through the program, students are given complimentary print allowances at the start of each semester and can use ID Express for printing needs that exceed the allowance.

  • For more information about the Print Management Program, please visit our page.