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Tech Tips

Tech tips

Printing basics


To print, you need to add funds to your BCIT ID Card using the cash card manager at any of these Burnaby Campus locations:

  • SE14, in the Library foyer near the Service Desk and Level 1 adjacent to the ehPod.      
  • SE2, in the Copy Centre in the Great Hall.      
  • NE1, at the cafeteria entrance.

Print jobs can be accessed from any print station on campus, in NE1, SE6, SE 12, SW3, or SW9.

Cost per page:

Page Size Single sided Double Sided
8.5 x 11 b&w $0.10 per page $0.08 per side
8.5 x 14 b&w $0.10 per page $0.08 per side
11 x 17  b&w $0.10 per page $0.08 per side
8.5 x 11 color $0.75 per page $1.50 per side

Print Station locations

Burnaby Campus

Pay printing is available from:

  • all general-access labs
  • colour printing is available in the Library on the Main Floor and in the ehPod 

Burnaby Campus Print Release Stations are located in:

Building Location
NE01 336A
SE12 3rd floor - Outside Library access doors
SE14 New Media Centre for Excellence
SE14 Library 3rd floor - Outside lab 301
SE14 Library Main floor - Reference area (B&W and colour)
SE14 Library 1st floor - ehPod (B&W and colour)
SE06 1st floor  -- near washrooms
SW03 2nd floor -- near vending machine
SW09 1st floor -- under the stairs

Downtown Campus Print Release Stations are located on:

3rd floor  -  in the hallway across from the elevator

4th floor  -  in the hallway across from the elevator

Many of the labs at DTC have private printers which are not part of the BCIT Pay Print system. Check the lab you are in for a printer.


Aerospace Technology Campus Print Release Stations are located on:

1st floor - in the Library

2nd floor - in the South Atrium 


Marine Campus

Pay printing is not available on the Marine Campus, but all lab users are permitted to use the private printer located in the general-access lab (303).


...some useful tips

  • Workstations in the Library are set up to default to the black and white single-sided queue.  Workstations in other labs may default to One Note or the black and white double-sided queue.


  • When you release a print job but it does not print, check the paper size of their original document.  Often the problem is that the document has been created and saved with an A4 paper size.  The printer does not support this paper size and discards the print job.  Change the paper size to 8x11 or 8x14 as appropriate.


  • If a document from a website will not print directly, try saving it to the desktop and then printing it from there.  This often occurs with google docs.