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Computer Lab Printing

All on-campus 2D Printing services are suspended for Fall 2020.

CCA offers a number of printing options in the computer labs and libraries on both the Oakland and San Francisco campuses. You can find more information about these services below. Most of these printers are also accessible via laptop. In order to use any printer at CCA, you must have an active CCA print account, and this is done by first activating your CCA directory account.

In addition to the general lab printing, CCA also offers a number of specialized printing options such as fine art and wide format printing. You can find more information below under Specialized Printing.


Printing Options

CCA offers Black & White and Color printing, at paper sizes of US Letter (8.5"x11") & Tabloid (11"x17"). The Black & White printers use a 20 lb. copy/print paper with a GE brightness of 92. The Color printers use Hammermill 28 lb. color copy digital paper paper with a GE brightness of 100. View pricing information for all varieties of output.


How to Print

Follow these instructions for using PaperCut to release print jobs sent to lab printers: Lab Printing

Go to the Laptop Printing Portal page for instructions on how to add lab printers to your laptop.

For instructions on how to print to the HP plotter printers outside of the Lab D computer lab in SF click these links:

Best Practices & Custom Sizes

Quality Settings and Grayscale Settings


All CCA students are given $15 of free printing per semester. This amount is deposited in each student print account a few days after the add/drop deadline of each semester. Once you have used up your semester quota, you can continue printing by adding fund to your print account via the PaperCut User Page.

CCA faculty are eligible to have a print account which offers the same access to the printing resources that students have, at the same prices. Faculty can use a print account for any work/personal purposes. Faculty receive $75 of funds each semester . For more information about adding funds, see Using your Print Account. The College also designates a printing budget for each academic program which faculty can use for any course-related printing and copying.


Please review the Printing Policy to understand the rules and guidelines for your print account.


Specialized Printing

CCA's specialized lab printing includes wide-format and fine art printing options in select computer labs on the San Francisco and Oakland campuses. Usage and location information for these printers can be accessed below:

SF Campus
Lab D - HP DesignJet T2500
Hooper Lab - Epson 4900 (matte paper)

Oakland Campus

Martinez Annex (Photography Building) Room 204 - 2 Epson 4900 (matte & luster paper)