About

Calvin Web Print is the result of a semester-long student project. The goal was to make a friendlier interface to the printing system at Calvin College. The website went live on December 10, 2015, and since then we have attracted many users, received a lot of positive feedback from students, and even got a write-up in Calvin's student newspaper Chimes. The website is currently activley maintained by James Lamine and Tyler VanZanten.


Contact

For all fan mail, hate mail, and other sorts of mail, send an email to [email protected]. Seriously though, if you have a suggestion for making our site better or if you spot an error, please send us an email.


Contribute

There are a number of features we would like to add to our site. You can help make them a reality by contributing to our GitHub repository.


FAQ

Q: What types of files can I print?
A: Word documents, PDFs, OpenOffice documents (.odt), and picture files. We recommend PDFs for best results in maintaining page layout.

Q: I printed a document two days ago, but it’s no longer in my queue. What happened to it?
A: Files are automatically removed from your queue after 24 hours.

Q: The printers can staple my documents?
A: Yes, the mfds have that cability. The large printer/copier combo machines are called mfds.

Q: Why can’t I print my document double-sided and stapled?
A: We disallow it because the pages of double-sided documents get stapled out of order.

Q: I am about to print more than one copy of a document and I see the option for collate. What does collate mean?
A: Refer to the diagrams on this page.

Q: Are you endorsed by CIT (Calvin Information Technology)?
A: No, but they have been supportive of this project.

Q: When will the story of Calvin Web Print be made into a movie directed by David Fincher?
A: Hopefully soon. We’re big fans of his work.

Q: When I swipe my card at the printer, I see the error message “PC Load Letter”. What does that mean?
A: We have no idea.