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1. Poster Printing Services

Large Format Poster Printing

IITS maintains and operates a large format printer for use by the campus community at a cost of $0.67 per linear inch.  This printer is capable of printing posters as large as 48 inches wide and the desired height.


Print requests should be submitted to the Help Desk on the 2nd floor of the Kellogg library or by email at sth@csusm.edu. Files should be sent as either a PDF or as PowerPoint format in the dimensions requested. Once the requested graphic has been reviewed for quality and measurement, the requestor will take an order form to the cashier's office to make a payment. For faculty, staff, or student orgs who wish to use a specific fund we will require the full chartfield string number (chargeback) for the account you want the funds taken from.

Pricing is determined by the length of the poster. If the longest side of the poster is greater than 42in, we will calculate the price based on that length. For example, the price of a poster that is 36in x 48in would come out to $32.16 ($0.67 times 48). If a poster is less than or equal to 42 in. long we would determine the price based on the smaller side, therefore a 30in x 40in poster would total $20.10 ($0.67 times 30).

Posters will be printed within a 72 hour turnaround time. 

Refund Policy

1. IITS will consider offering refunds on a case-by-case basis. However, refunds will not be provided in the following situations.

2. Output is unacceptable due to client errors such as spelling mistakes or misplaced graphics.

3. Colors or images are not what the client expected, and the plotter is behaving normally. Clients should do small test plots from their own application to learn what sort of results the application will produce before submitting a large, expensive plot. Image quality is the client's responsibility

4. The plotter produces flawed results for any reason but the client opts to use the results anyway.

 As an alternative to our print services, we recommend the local FedEx Office Print & Ship Center.


1. How to Print on Campus

Printing on Campus

CSUSM has several print stations throughout the campus, viewable from this map of campus. These stations allow for students to release print jobs that have been submitted to the Paw Print queues at all hours of the day. Print jobs carry a cost per-page, and is available to all students.

There are several ways in which a student can print to our Paw Print Stations. 

Here's how to get started:

2. How to Add Funds to your Pawprint Account

Adding Money to Paw Print Account

Go to the Paw Print webpage.
Log in using your campus username and password.

You will then see a summary of your printing history and current balance. Click "Add Money to Your Account"

Select the amount you want to add from the drop-down menu,
then click "Add Value."

You will be redirected to CashNet SmartPay, our campus-approved credit
card processing system. Enter your credit card information and select "Continue Checkout."

Note: We do NOT offer refunds. Make sure and only add the amount that you need.

Review your payment and click "Submit Payment."
An email will be sent to your campus account as a receipt. 

Faculty & Staff

1. How to Add a Network Printer

Network printers are available for faculty & staff throughout the campus. Requests to add, change, or modify existing networked printers should be sent to the Help Desk for review.

Adding your printer on Windows:

  1. Click the IITS Self-Help folder located on your desktop.
  2. Open the folder "Campus Network Printers"
  3. Choose the print server depending on what kind of printer you wish to print to:
    1. \\printbwc (for black, white, and color printers that are approved HP printers) OR
    2. \\printcan for the Canon multifunction printers OR
    3. \\printmisc (for specialty printers).
  4. Click OK.
  5. Select your printer from the list.  Printer names are based on building name and room number the printer is located in. Double-click on it to begin to install.
  6. If you are prompted to install drivers, click on the Install drivers button.
  7. When you see the printer queue window pop up, you will know you have successfully installed the printer.

NOTE: If you are having a problem printing to a printer and you are advised to reinstall it, you should remove the existing printer before installing it again. To uninstall a printer, go to Start, Printers & Scanners, click on the printer, and select Remove Device from the menu. Go through steps 1-5 (above) after it's removed.

Adding your printer on a Mac:

  1. Get the name of the printer
  2. Go to System Preferences and select Printers & Scanners
  3. Click the + icon at the bottom left to add a printer
  4. Select IP (globe icon) at the top
  5. Addressnameofprinter.csusm.edu
  6. Protocol: Line Printer Daemon - LPD
  7. Queue: leave blank
  8. Click Add