Student Printing & Photocopying

New Managed Print Service

The university's charged printing is now managed using the SafeQ charging system on Konica Minolta multifunctional devices (MFDs)

SafeQ Dashboard


To use this system you will need to register your ID card and add credit to your account.

ID Card Registration

The first time you release a print job you will have to register your ID card onto the SafeQ system. To do this, simply place your ID card on the reader, then at the touch screen enter your username and password.

Once accepted your ID card is permanently associated with your printing account and is a one-off action unless your ID card is replaced 

Registration

How do I put credit on my account?  

Within your SafeQ Dashboard click on Deposit Money, this will take you to the following interface where you can select the amount you wish to deposit, the minimum amount is £1.00.

SafeQ Dashboard

 Deposit Money

Select the amount of credit you wish to deposit, click next and then follow the instructions to enter your payment details. Once completed your printing account personal balance will show the updated balance.

Please allow some time for the credit to reach your account, if you've not received it after 15 minutes please report this to the IT Service Desk.

Please Note: This is a pay-as-you go style system, please add credit based on your expected use, there are no refunds for remaining credit when you leave the university.

 Deposit Money BC

What are the current prices for printing and photocopying?

Current Prices

 Paper Size

 Double Sided

 Single Sided

 A4 Black and White

 4p (2p per side)

 4p

  A4 Colour

  20p (10p per side)

  12p

  A3 Black and White

 8p (4p per side)

 8p

  A3 Colour

  40p (20p per side)

  24p

     

How are the charges applied?

Most printing devices are now available with the option to print in colour. When choosing to print in colour you will only be charged the colour price rate for the colour pages within the document, the rest of the pages will be charged at the standard mono rate. This enables assignments and large documents to be printed without splitting the work into separate mono and colour print jobs.

When you click Print your document is sent to SafeQ ready to be released from any accessible SafeQ enabled MFD. Your print job will not be charged until you release your job. At the MFD you can also choose to delete any unwanted documents without charge.

Charging Example:

To print an 11 page A4 document that consists of 3 colour and 8 mono sides the breakdown of charging is as follows:

By default:

10 mono duplex sides (20p) and 1 mono single side (4p) giving a total charge of 24p for the whole document.

Select Auto Color:

3 colour duplex sides (30p), 7 mono duplex sides (14p) and 1 mono single side (4p) giving a total charge of 48p for the whole document.

How do I change from black and white to colour printing?

To change to colour printing on your PC select "Printer Properties" after you have selected Print. Within the print properties select the Quality tab and from the Select Color drop down list choose Auto Color.

 Printer Properties

 

 Select Auto Colour

 

How do I change from colour to black and white at the printer?

Touch the button next to your document name   ...     >> and then touch Print Settings and then Color Mode, within this select BW. Once the setting is changed touch Cancel and navigate back to your document, select and print the document which will now be output in black and white and charged at the black and white price.

Where can I print quickly?

There are dedicated PCs with limited login time of 20 minutes, these are located around the Resource Zones on the Ground and  First Floors of the Main Library. These offer a quick turnover of users to allow a chance to access documents to print and other short term operations.

What happens if I get a new ID card?

With your new ID card, present it to any Konica Minolta MFD and it will prompt you for your current university username and password, once entered this will now ensure your latest ID card is associated with your printing account (this is a one-time operation per ID card)

Printing from Mobile Devices

To print from a mobile device there is a single interface that allows this, available from any university wifi connection.

SafeQ Mobile Print

 Mobile Device Printing

 

Mobile  Print

Login using your standard university username and password, click on Upload new print job which will allow you to browse to the document you wish to print out. Once uploaded, the job can be released at any publicly accessible MFD.

Please note if the document contains colour the default is to charge for all colour pages within it, you can print the document black and white by changing the job properties at the Konica Minolta MFD. Touch the button next to your document name   ...     >> and then touch Print Settings and then Color Mode, within this select BW. Once the setting is changed touch Cancel and navigate back to your document, select and print the document which will now be output in black and white and charged at the black and white price.