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Print Smart: Printing at Madison College: Printing FAQ

Learn all about printing at Madison College. Also includes tips and tricks to print smart, utilize less paper and make the most of the resources available to you at Madison College.

Semester Allotment Distribution

Student printing allotments will be recharged with $7.50 prior to the start of the semester. In addition, any monies students personally added by credit/debit or pre-paid cards will roll over. 

Students can see their account information by logging into their print account using the "Details" link on the Print Smart popup on all campus computers. 

Summer 2017 print allotments will be applied on May 25, 2017.

Click question to expand and read answer:

What is PaperCut?


How many free prints do I get per semester?


How much does it cost to print?


How can I look up how much money I have left on my printing account?


How do I re-open my balance window if I accidentally close it?


What will I see when I go to print?


When am I charged for my print job?


What happens if I need to print more and I've run out of money?


How do I add money to my account?


What is a prepaid print card and how do I use one?


Where can I buy a prepaid card?


If I lose my prepaid card will I be reimbursed?


Can I add money to my print account from home?


Can I use the money on my OneCard to pay for prints?


What happens if I don't use all my "free" prints?  Will they roll over?


Will I be able to print between semesters?


What if I just registered/ applied to be a student?  Can I print right away?


How many pages can I print at a time?


What happens if I don't have enough money in my account but I print anyway?


What happens if I accidentally click "print" twice?


What if the printer jams?  Will I get reimbursed?


What about double-sided printing?


Do I have to pay for scans?


How do I print from a Mac?


How can I reduce how much I print?


Will my printing be monitored?


What if I am not a student at Madison College? Will I be able to print?


Can I print from my personal laptop or device to campus printers?


Where can I go if I have problems with printing and/or my printing account?


Issue: PrintSmart and credit cards

May 1, 2017: Due to a change made by the vendor, students are currently unable to add monies to their Print Account online by credit card. Students can continue to purchase pre-paid print cards and use those to add money to their account. Our apologies. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible. Here are current locations selling cards:

  • Truax Library
  • Truax Bookstore
  • South Madison Main Office
  • Reedsburg Main Office
  • DTEC Retail Store
  • Fort Atkinson Main Office
  • Watertown Main Office

If you have any questions or problems, please let us know so we can help. Phone: 608-246-6640

Print Smart

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Reducing the amount of paper is part of the College’s ongoing efforts to have a more environmentally friendly and greener campus. Also, as a not-for-profit, taxpayer supported institution, the College is committed to recovering costs wherever possible.

Madison College students are Real World Smart and that includes being good stewards of the Earth. That is why we are introducing Print Smart, a series of efforts that will encourage smart and responsible printing by students throughout the District. Our goal is to decrease printing by 40% or more over the next year.

In 2012, students roughly printed 7,400,000 sheets which is the equivalent of:

  • 92 trees
  • 33,254 kg of CO2
  • 2,093,728 hours running a 60W bulb
  • Almost half of all student printing is done in our libraries throughout the District


Scanners for student academic use:

  • Truax Library
  • Truax Student Achievement Center 
  • Fort Akinson Student Achievement Center
  • Reedsburg Student Achievement Center
  • Other college labs such as the Truax Business Open Lab may also have scanners for student academic use.

Have feedback or questions?

Help us figure this out. Feedback from the students is critical to making certain all is going well. Fill out the short form if you run into trouble or have questions. We appreciate your participation.  Thanks!