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Be a Responsible Print Steward!

We are not currently using print quotas but expect you to be conservative with your printing.

  • Print duplex whenever you can!
  • Do not use printers for multiple copies. Please request a photo-copier allocation and use the photocopier if you need multiple copies of documents.
  • Use screen previewers rather than throwing large draft documents at the printers.
  • Use the high-capacity printer (DOLPHIN) when you find you really must print truly huge documents.
  • If you find that a printer is running low on tonor or having other problems, please notify us.
  • It costs the department between 4 and 8 cents per page for paper, toner, and other printer supplies (most of this cost is toner). Do help to keep our costs down.

Accessing Department Printers

From Windows

From Linux / Unix

For more information about printing within the ECE department, please visit the Eos Printing Guide. Once here, you can find explicit directions on printing from Unix/Linux printers.

From Macintosh

Large Format Printer

Currently located in 3218 EB2, BLUEWHALE is a HP DesignJet 500 capable of printing posters, displays, and banners on 36" rolls. Access is currently restricted to faculty and staff at this time. Graduate students will not have access, and will need to have their advisor print their posters; however, faculty may choose to appoint a student to have access to print out posters for their group.

For details and directions on how to add and make use of this department resource, please view the following pages:

We also provide a sample poster template, created by Dr. Doug Barlage, for printing research posters. It includes a number of suggestions for best practices in the printing of these posters. Also, we have set up a Windows workstation next to the printer for you to use while printing your posters. We strongly encourage you to use this station so that you are close enough to the printer to cancel documents that are printing incorrectly in order to save toner and paper.

For further assistance with printing, contact WolfTech Support. Additional toner and paper is provided in the supply closet in 3218 and instructions are provided for loading new toner and paper. If you need technical assistance with the printer, email, or if an emergency, call the Wolftech workroom at 515-0124.

Xerox Printer / Copier

Located in the ECE Department mailroom in 3018 EB2, DOLPHIN is a Xerox WorkCentre Pro 5675 that is capable of handling large print and copy jobs and features network printing and stapling/collating. DOLPHIN is restricted to ECE faculty, staff, and research assistants (RAs) and is available via the ECE network print server.

Physical access to DOLPHIN is restricted to Faculty and Staff (as it's located in the mailroom).

In order to reduce costs, the Department encourages faculty and staff to make use of DOLPHIN for jobs that exceed 35 total sheets. For technical assistance, please email For details and directions on how to add and make use of this department resource, please view the following pages:


NC State provides easily accessible, professional grade printers to students, faculty, and staff for a minimal cost. WolfPrint is responsible for maintenance and support of the printers in the public labs. The 6 cent fee in Unity Labs and the 10 cent fee in the libraries for printing is used to offset the cost of paper, toner, labor, etc. Full color printing is also available in select labs for $0.25 per page. Finds will be now be drawn from your AllCampus Account.

To be able to use the public printers, you must purchase print balance from WolfPrint. You can find instructions on how to do this at the above link. However, the minimum purchase is $5.00, which will pay for about 83 pages. When you print a page, $0.06 will deducted from your print balance account. To check your print balance or your WolfPrint usage, visit the WolfPrint Utility.

You are even able to print off of lab printers from your personal computer. To do this, you must log-in to the Web Print. If you click on the "Print a File" link, you will be sent to a page with a dialouge box with a "Browse..." button next to it. Select the file you wish to print, and then choose your printer and click the print button. Your quota will be deducted automatically. To do this, make sure your file is a PDF. Otherwise, it will not get printed correctly. To print Office documents, they must first be distilled into Adobe PDF files. For information on this process try the WolfPrint FAQ.

Additional Information about WolfPrint

How to purchase print funds for students

Student accounted printing FAQ

Web Print