Who can print?

Printing is available to all members of the Westminster Community. Faculty, staff, and students all have access to the 3D printer.

How much is printing?

Printing costs $.10 per gram. This fee helps us buy new filament and keep the printer running.

I'm still refining my design. Do I have to pay?

If you are using print time and filament, we ask that you pay to cover the costs, whether or not you love the finished product.

How do I submit my print?

Prints can currently be started using the computer next to the 3D printer. Patrons can gain access to the print schedule by completing training.

How do I get training?

Drop-in training sessions are available. The schedule is posted by the 3D printer. You can also make an appointment with Valerie (vburnett@westminstercollege.edu) to work on your print.

What can I print?

Do no harm! College rules and Legal Restrictions cover all printing activity. All printed objects must be free of copyright or trademark restrictions, and must not violate any policies or laws. Since weapons are not permitted on campus, users may not print weapons. Additionally, users may not print items that would harass or bully other library users.

It is your responsibility to only submit prints that fit the guidelines. However, if Library Staff have any concerns about a printed item, they may decide not to print any item.

Why was my print job cancelled?

Something went wrong. Things go wrong fairly often, and a job needs to be stopped and restarted. If your print job was stopped, the library staff will try again.

If you are concerned why something went wrong with your print, check with the printing team.

How long will my print take?

Prints take a great deal of time, and there are a lot of people who want to print. Please just print one item at a time and then let someone else have a turn. We won't implement guidelines on how much anyone can print until it's necessary.

I'm not happy with how my print job was handled!

We're sorry! This is a pilot process and we're still figuring out how to best serve you. Contact Valerie (vburnett@westminstercollege.edu) with your ideas to make the process better for everyone.

What filament is available for printing?

The library supplies PLA filament, a renewable, recyclable non-toxic plastic, in an array of colours.