Printing Overview

Working with OCR

  • OCR Scans with Canon 3235
    • OCR, or Optical Character Recognition, is a technology that enables you to convert different types of documents, such as scanned paper documents, PDF files or images captured by a digital camera into editable and searchable data.

Faculty and Staff Printing

Swarthmore has a contract with Canon for departmental printing. Our Canon printers are on a dedicated print server, \\swat-print. For instructions on connecting to a Canon printer, please use the instructions on this webpage:

Instructions for Canon printers

Our legacy non-Canon printers are also hosted on the \\swat-print server. Instructions for all other departmental printers can be found on this webpage:

Instructions for non-Canon printers

Student Printing

Printers are available in public computing areas and in the dorms for student use. There is no charge for printing but we ask students to refrain from printing multiple copies or wasting paper. Large print jobs for student organizations should be referred to Office Services. Public Area printers are available on the \\restech server.

Instructions for Student Printers

Media Center Printing

3D, Color and Poster printing is available in the Beardsley Media Center for academic purposes.  The Color Laser Printer, available for single copies for any purpose, stocks standard letter (8.5x11 inch) paper, legal (8.5x14 inch) and Tabloid (11x17 inch) paper.  For the large format Epson 9900 printer, we stock matte paper rolls in a 36" width and 44" width.  (Note that prints should be formatted to 1" less than the paper width, with no margins.)  3D printing requires the support of a faculty member for students to use.