IT Printing Services
Information Technology has a variety of printers for use by Albion College faculty, staff and students. These printers are located on the ground floor of the Ferguson Administraton Building in the Information Technology offices. Below are the types of printers available. To find out more information about these printers, including print and paper costs, click on the desired link or printer image. Assistance is available for use with these printers.
To reserve the use of IT printers, along with Instructional Technology assistance, please send an email to
Business hours for Information Technology are:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
Costs for printing can be charged to department accounts, student organization accounts, or paid in cash. If using a department account or student organization account, just send it in the email with your copy. After printing, you will be sent an email stating the price that will be charged. If paying by cash, you will need to pick up the charge slip and pay in accounting so you can take the paid receipt with you when you pick up your prints.
Printing Prices-Photo Printer
The Hewlett Packard Photosmart printer is capable of direct printing from digital cameras and media storage cards/sticks. The printer can print up to 8.5x11" photo quality color prints. This printer is used primarily for smaller quantity photo printing.
To use this printer, send an email to
including the document and an account number and a staff member will either print your project or tell you when the printer is available.
All prints are done on photo paper.
4x6 prints $1.00/each
5x7 prints $1.00/each
8x10 prints $2.00/each
Full Sheet $2.00/each
Printing Prices-Poster Printer
The large format poster printer (Hewlett Packard DesignJet T1100ps) produces high quality color prints. This printer can be used for poster printing, banners and much more.
It is recommended that you use Microsoft PowerPoint or Publisher to create your document however, many other applications will work as well. When designing your project, keep in mind that our paper sizes are either 24", 36" or 42".
There are four types of paper:
- Basic Coated (best for a draft print and posters that will be quickly discarded)
- Heavy Weight Coated (matte finish paper - works well for text posters)
- Imaging Satin (slightly shiny paper that is good for posters with text and images)
- Imaging Gloss (best for posters with lots of photo quality images).
To have an item printed on the poster printer, please send an email request to
. If your file is too large to include in the email, post it to the P drive and state in the email where you have placed the item. Please also include in your email the type of paper you would like used, the quantity, and the account number to be charged. A staff member will print your project and let you know when it is complete.
24" roll Basic Coated Paper $8.00/per ft.
Heavy Weight Coated Paper $8.50/per ft.
Satin or Glossy Paper $9.50/per ft.
36" roll Basic Coated Paper $10.50/per ft.
Heavy Weight Coated $11.00/per ft.
42" roll Basic Coated Paper $12.50/per ft.
Heavy Weight Coated $13.00/per ft.
Satin or Gloss Paper $14.00/per ft.
All you need is a laptop equipped with a WPA2 compatible wireless Ethernet card to access the Albion College network from a variety of wireless locations on campus. All wireless access requires network authentication. This involves entering your network (not Google) username and password.
There are two wireless networks available on campus, using the following SSIDs:
Albion - WPA2 encrypted network (most users should use this network)
AlbionDevices - This network is for gaming systems and other non-browser systems
Supported Wireless Cards
Albion's wireless network supports a minimum standard of the 802.11g protocol. We strongly recommend using a dual-band (2.4 Ghz/5Ghz) wireless card that is at least 802.11n compatible, as this provides a much faster connection. In some areas of campus we support the even faster 802.11ac as well, but this standard has not been deployed campus-wide at this time. The 802.11b protocol is not supported on campus.
The Albion WPA2 wireless network will allow you to connect to the network in a secure fashion and provide the same access as a wired port. This wireless network is secured by utilizing the WPA2 Enterprise specification. This requires your wireless network adapter to support this standard. Check the user manual that came with your system to ensure your wireless card is WPA2 compatible. To set up wireless networking on your laptop, select your OS from the list below for detailed instructions:
Windows 7 and 8
Mac OS X
Non-Browser Devices (game consoles, smartphones, etc)
The AlbionDevices network provides wireless access for devices that do not have a web browser, or otherwise need an always on connection without requiring the user to continue to provide access credentials.
One can self-register most devices by following the instructions at http://www.albion.edu/it/gamedevices.
If you cannot self-register your device, then access to this network requires users to bring their device to the help desk, room G16 in Ferguson Hall. The help desk is open Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm.
If you require assistance, please