PaperCut, Luther’s print management solution, was deployed by Information Technology Services (ITS) in 2016. The service allows us to more accurately track students’ individual print usage, and allocate costs for printing on campus. PaperCut helps us cut down on waste, and encourages better management of printing resources. Our first print management solution, GoPrint, was installed in 2009.

Luther students are given an allowance of 400 pages ($20.00) of printing for Fall and Spring semesters and 100 pages ($7.00) for the J-Term semester. Printing is tracked by the student’s Norse Key. Students have the option of adding extra funds through Nordic Cash. Student allowances are not carried over from semester to semester, but Nordic Cash is.

As part of this change, students, faculty, and staff will now be able to print to lab and classroom network printers from personal computers on campus. Visit our dedicated PaperCut page for information

Paper Usage

Double-sided printing is now available in labs, classrooms, and residence halls.

Color printing is available in the Library Main Floor Lab.

Here are some tips on saving paper so that you won’t go over your semester printing limit:

  • Read emails and articles on the computer instead of printing them out.
  • Print double-sided whenever possible.
  • Reuse. If you don’t need a printout anymore, use the other side for rough drafts, handouts, or scratch paper.
  • Print only what you need. Use the Print Preview feature to make sure that the first printout is correct.
  • If assignments or forms can be submitted electronically, do that instead of in hard copy.