You can print, photocopy or scan using a single device known as a Multi-Functional Device or MFD. These devices can be found in our libraries and in the computer rooms around the University.
You can print from the computers in our computer rooms, or from your own laptop or mobile device via WebPrint.
For information on copying limits and copyright, have a look at the Copyright Library Guide.
How do I top up my print credit?
We have a cashless payment system – each time you swipe your University ID card to collect your prints or photocopies, payment is deducted from the account on your card.
Every student will be credited with some credit on their ID card dependent on their own circumstances. This will happen by week 3 of teaching.
The Print Portal is where you'll be able to:
- add funds to your print account
- check your print balance
- see recent print jobs
- check printing costs
For more details on using the Print Portal, watch our How do students add money to their account video and Accessing and logging in to the Papercut Print Portal video.
How much do prints and photocopies cost?
The amount you are charged depends on the type of document you print or photocopy. Scanning is free.
Prints and photocopies
- Black and white single-sided: 5p
- Black and white double-sided: 8p
- Colour single-sided: 30p
- Colour double-sided: 54p
- Black and white single-sided: 10p
- Black and white double-sided: 16p
- Colour single-sided: 70p
- Colour double-sided: £1.20
The print service offers smart printing so documents with colour and black/white pages will be charged at the relevant price automatically. The printer will only print in colour if the Print Properties for the printer is set to colour. If there are black and white pages within a document that is sent to print as colour, you will be charged for black and white for those pages. In order to print in colour, you need to set the printer within the Print Properties.
Before you send jobs to print you can also choose printing options that will save paper and your printing costs. By default, printing is set to black and white double-sided.
Can I print from my laptop or mobile device?
You can print from your laptop, PC, Mac, tablet or mobile without the need to install any drivers or software and you do not have to be connected to the University network. You can send jobs to print from home or over a mobile connection, and collect your print jobs (within 24 hours) when you are next on campus.
You can print documents in the following formats: Microsoft Office (Excel, Powerpoint, Word), OpenOffice, PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIF, TXT.
You can print non-secure web content, i.e. not behind a signed-in page. You cannot print from Google docs. Note that the formatting of web content may mean that some pages may not print.
For more information, see our Printing from home and mobile devices page or download our guide to to the Web Print service.