Help Desk

Information Technology

Printing at Reed for Students

Faculty: check out our instructions for setting up an IP printer.

Printers for student use are maintained in the ETC building (IRC printers), the Library as well as other locations around campus. Students can set up their own machines to print to Reed's printers or print from the various public computers on campus. Printing at Reed costs 5¢ a side for black and white and 30¢ a side for color. All first years, sophomores and juniors are given a $25 allotment for printing. Seniors are given $45. To view your allotment balance or charges accrued, visit Once your printing balance has reached zero, further printing charges will be automatically billed to you through the business office.

Detailed instructions for setting up printing on your personal machine

Please select your operating system:

Printing in the IRCs (ETC first floor)

Note: You can print from Reed's Virtual Computer Lab to a PDF on your computer, then print that document from your personal computer to an IRC printer, Library, or other printer by following the instructions above.

While using a computer in one of the public computer labs, you can print easily from any application like MS Word or Preview. To send a print job, open the document and

  1. Click on File on the menu bar.
  2. Select Print... from the menu.
  3. In the drop-down menu next to Printer: select IRC Printers to print black and white and select IRC Color Printer to color print.
  4. Click on Print.
When printing to the black and white IRC printers, your print job will come out of one of the four printers near the Help Desk on the 1st floor of the ETC building.

Keep in mind that color printing can be slow, and that the print job will cost 30¢ per side if you print to IRC Color Printer, whether you print in color or not. If you have a very large color print job, consider using the Print Shop or one of the color copiers in the library instead.

If you need to scan a document or photo, the large Xerox copiers around campus can be used. Xerox copiers are located in the ETC 1st floor lounge, the Library, the Gray Campus Center first floor, the Trillium classroom vestibule, and elsewhere around campus.

Printing using your mobile device

Go to this page and follow the instructions there to enable printing for iOS and Android phones.

View printing charges

To view your charges, log on to with your Reed username and password. Under Print Accounting on the left of the page, choose Recent Print Jobs or Transaction History (Recent Print Jobs will tell you more details). If you want to review older print jobs, click on remove next to Show filter [filter active:] near the top of the page.