Printing

OTS Student Computing Services (SCS) supports campus-wide printing via the flexible wēpa cloud-based printing solution, as well as large-format and 3D printing in our Cook 35 location.

Limited Services for Fall 2020

Some on-site services might be unavailable or require an appointment due to current safety measures.

Technical support is still available during normal business hours by chat, email, phone, text, and TechHelp. Contact us at 410-704-5151 to see if appointments are available. Learn more about SCS’ Support & Self-help Resources.

Student using wepa printing kiosk in SCS Cook 35 Lab

OTS Student Computing Services (SCS) supports grayscale and color laserjet printing,  large-format color inkjet printing (poster printing) and 3D printing at our Cook 35 location. 

wēpa Cloud Printing at TU

The wēpa cloud-based printing system allows you to send files from your computer, tablet or smart phone and print them at any of the 25 print stations conveniently positioned all over campus. It's a flexible solution that supports black and white, grayscale, and color printing on letter-sized (8.5"x11") paper—and it even prints on both sides.

New for fall 2020

wēpa Touchless Printing

Avoid the public touchscreen, control TU's wēpa kiosks using your mobile device. See additional instructions below.

How wēpa Works

Upload Your Files

Send your files to the wēpa print cloud using:

  • wēpa print drivers
  • wēpa website
  • wēpa mobile apps
  • email (specific steps below)

Print Your Files Using the Touchscreen 

OTS recommends using touchless printing (see below) or a touchscreen stylus to avoid contact with the kiosk, but the touchscreen option is still available.

  1. Using a wipe from a TU sanitizing station, clean the screen and another kiosk surfaces you will be touching.
  2. Swipe your OneCard or log in with your NetID and password.
  3. Choose the files you want to print.
  4. Identify your payment method; you may use TU OneCard Retail Points, a credit/debitcard, or wēpa points.

Print Your Files Using Touchless Printing (Recommended)

  1. In the wēpa app, choose the files you want to print and your payment method.
  2. At the print station with the app open, place your phone near the reader (lower right) or swipe your OneCard. If you use your OneCard, clean it with a sanitizing wipe afterward.
  3. Your files will start printing. 

Costs 

ink Color Single/double cost per page
Grayscale

Single-sided page 10¢
Double-sided page 18¢
Color

Single-sided page 59¢
Double-sided page $1.07

When paying by credit card at a wēpa kiosk or via the mobile app, a 40¢ per transaction service charge is added. You can avoid the service charge by adding funds to your OneCard Retail Points or your wēpa account. 

Ways to Print

At the wepa Kiosk

  • To avoid screen contact, use touchless printing or a touchscreen stylus
  • Print from your Google Drive, Office365 OneDrive, Dropbox or Box
  • Print any file posted in your Blackboard course(s)
  • Print from a USB drive

From Your Computer, Tablet or Smartphone

  • Install the wēpa Print driver for Windows or MacOS; then from any application click File> Print and select the wēpa printer. This works with all file types.
  • Install the wēpa Print app for iOS or Android. This works with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PDF, RTF, JPG and BMP documents only.
  • Address an email to print@wepanow.com from your TU email account, attach your file, and send. The print will default to single sided, black and white. To change this type duplex and or color in the body of the email. For PowerPoint, the print will default to one slide per page. To change this type handoutsn in the body of the email, where n is number of slides per page. For example, including handouts3 will yield three slides per page.
  • Login to wepanow.com and upload your file.

Ways to Pay

TU OneCard Retail/Vending Points

Recommended for those with a OneCard. No minimum deposit required.

  1. If necessary, open onecard.towson.edu, click Manage Your OneCard Account, click Add Cash Now and follow the prompts to add money using a credit card. You can add as little as you want to your OneCard.
  2. Swipe your OneCard at any wēpa kiosk and choose the jobs to print. Your OneCard balance will appear in the upper right corner of the screen.
  3. Select OneCard as the form of payment at the bottom of the screen.

wēpa Account

Recommended for guests who print often. The minimum deposit is $5.00.

  1. Log into www.wepanow.com with your TU email and password.
  2. Log into a wēpa kiosk with your account.
  3. Select the jobs to print. Your wēpa account balance will appear in the upper right corner of the screen.  
  4. Select wēpa Account as the form of payment at the bottom of the screen.

Wēpa accepts credit cards (no transaction fee for wepa account deposits), PayPal, ApplePay (iOS and MacOS only) and Venmo (Android and iOS Venmo apps only).

Credit Card at the Kiosk

Recommended only for those who print infrequently. A 40¢ per transaction fee is added to cost of each print job.

  1. Log into a wēpa kiosk with a release code or wēpa account.
  2. Select the jobs to print.
  3. Select Credit Card as the form of payment at the bottom of the screen.
  4. Follow the prompts.

Print Stations Locations

There 25 wēpa kiosks positioned in the University Union, Cook Library, and academic buildings all over campus. See the print station locations list for up-to-the-minute availability information.

How to Get Support

If you encounter a problem printing from a wēpa kiosk, call 410-704-9372.

 

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