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Guest and/or Plaid Ca$h Printing

Plaid Ca$h is used for public cluster or library printing in the following situations:

  • Active students, faculty and staff with Andrew accounts and a valid CMU ID card who have exhausted their alloted print quota can add more quota to their CMU ID card through the PlaidCa$h Value Transfer machines.
  • Campus guests with a valid guest account (e.g., OSHER students) can purchase a PlaidCa$h card for printing.

Purchasing Additional Print Quota

  • Plaid Ca$h can be used for both printing or copy services at the University Libraries.
  • Plaid Ca$h can be purchased in denominations of $1, $2, $5, $10 or $20.
  • The Plaid Ca$h web page offers detailed information on how to make a Plaid Ca$h deposit to your CMU ID card.
  • Departments may use their campus Oracle string to purchase PlaidCa$h cards or to assign Plaid Ca$h to an existing cardholder (student, staff or faculty) for departmental or research printing or copying. You must return the appropriate Plaid Ca$h form to the Carnegie Mellon Card Office. This PlaidCa$h assignment may only be used for copy services at the University Libraries or computer printing.  It may not be used for other purchases.
    Important: Departments should keep a record of the Plaid Ca$h card number. This number is required by Enrollment Services if a departmental Plaid Ca$h card is lost and must be deactivated.

Last Updated: 12/4/13