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Student Printers: Overview

All printing, photocopying, and scanning needs for students are met by multi-function stations located throughout the Law School.

All JD/LLM students receive print credit on their personal account each term. At the beginning of each term, your available printing credit will be set to the amount indicated below (in addition to funds that you have added yourself using the PennCash machine).

1L JD students: $150/term
LLM students: $150/term
2L, 3L JD students: $120/term
ML students receive credits that amount to the equivalent of $40 in printing per course each term (up to $120/max).


The Special print account is available for Penn Law students, for approved group and programs including TPIC Pro-Bono, Journals, and Student Groups.  You may use this account to print without it affecting your personal print account.  You may not use the Special account for your personal, academic, class reading, research, assignments, resumes, career planning, clerkships, papers  and other personal printing.

All Special printing is authenticated when you swipe your card, will be tracked, and use will be audited. Please check with your group or instructor to be sure you are authorized to use the Special account before you use it to print. 

Using the Multi-function Stations

Once you have setup the printers for your laptop (view our Windows and Mac setup guides) and sent your documents to the printer, you will then need to go to one of the multi-function stations located through out the Law School to release your print job. (View a list of the printer locations)

From the touch screen, select either “Printing” or “Copying”:

Swipe your PennCard to release your job:

At this point, you will be prompted to select which account to charge the job to. Select personal account for your individual printing needs. If you are printing on behalf of a student group/journal/TPIC Pro-Bono and received approval, you may use the Special printing account.


Please also note the following:

  • A page is one print side.
  • By default all documents are set to print duplex. You can change this from the Print menu on your computer.
  • Printing prices: Duplex prints are charged a fee of $0.08/page (16 cents total for both sides of a sheet). Simplex prints are .09/page.
  • Any unused free pages will not be carried over to the next semester.
  • Your PennCash balance is separate and will not be affected by the resetting of the semester balance.
  • When your semester balance is depleted, subsequent printing and copying will be charged to your PennCash. This is clearly indicated at the touch panel.
  • To setup and use the printers, visit our Windows or Mac guide.
  • To use the scanning or copying functions, visit our Scanning & Copying guide.
  • Color printing is also available!

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