Washburn Law Printing Services

Washburn Law provides limited free student printing. In an effort to control the cost of printing, and sustain a reasonable free service for students, the Law School has set a quota for students in the form of a free printing credit annually. You must be a law student in order to use the Law Library Wireless printers.


5¢ per page. Each law student will be given $100 in free printing credit, which will cover 2000 pages.

Instructions for adding printers & locations

Clinic Printers (Clinic Interns Only)

Clinic printers are exempt from the quota and Papercut system.  These printers are only for use by law clinic students.

About the student printing credit

Annually on August 15th, every law student will be given $100 in free printing. You may keep printing after your credit is used, you will be charged for the overage at the end of the year. Credit does not carry over to the next year, nor is there any refund of unused credit.

How to check your printing credit balance

Log in to our PaperCut system (This link is only available on-campus.)  Your current quota will also be displayed whenever you go to release a print job. Your balance will be shown at the top of the screen, next to your username. Amounts in parentheses are negative. For example ($3.75) means you’re $3.75 over quota.

For support

For questions or help with the student printing service, contact Law School IT Staff (Jewel Makda 785.256.0007 or Mildred Baker 785.274.9532). We will try and answer your questions or correct any problems as quickly as possible. If you have other questions, feel free to e-mail support@washburnlaw.edu as well.

Other Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still print if I go over my quota?

Yes. You’ll be billed for overages at the end of the year.

Can I print from my phone or tablet?

We support printing from tablets running Windows 7 or 8. There's currently no way to print from iOS, Android, or Windows Phone devices.

What happens if the printer doesn’t print my job or prints it incorrectly?

If a job comes out wrong, you may ask for a refund for that job. Login to the Papercut website and click on "Recent Print Jobs" to submit your request. Please don't ask for refunds over e-mail. Requests will be processed within 72 hours of submission.

Do I get a refund if I accidentally print the wrong document?

No. We provide refunds as a result of hardware or software errors. Printing the right document is your responsibility.

Will I get a discount if I print double-sided?

No. All pages are treated equally at 5¢ per page.

Will I be paid any unused printing credit at the end of the year?


Does printing credit roll over to subsequent semesters?

No. Credit will be reset to $100 annually on August 15th.

Why are you setting a quota at all?

For several years, Washburn Law has provided unlimited free printing. This service is very expensive, and sometimes individuals abuse it. We believe strongly that free printing is important and useful, we need to limit abuse in order to continue providing the service.

We selected this printing allocation based on printing statistics gathered over a full academic year. For most students, it should support their academic printing needs while discouraging wasteful and recreational printing that increases the cost of this “free” service.

We hope you understand the need to limit the amount of free printing to ensure we can manage its cost and continue to provide this service for all law students.

What will you do with the money?

All revenue created from students exceeding their printing limit will be allocated back to individual labs and student workspaces to help sustain the Law School printing services.