Student Printing

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The University’s student print system can be used by adding credit to your DS account. Print cards provide easy access to the printers and make topping up your account simple.

You can collect your print card from the IS Enquiry Desk on Level 3 of the Library. Each new student will have £1 of credit automatically added to their account.

Your print card can be used on all levels of the Library and in centrally-managed PC suites across campus.

There are two options for topping up your card, by using cash at the self-service print kiosk near the IS Enquiry Desk on Level 3 of the Library or online with a credit or debit card.

How do I print?

  1. Collect a print card from the IS Enquiry Desk on Level 3 of the Library.
  2. Visit any available printer to link your new card to your DS account.
  3. Add credit to your account using the print kiosk or online.
  4. Use your print card to login and release any print jobs you have sent to the printer or to photocopy.

How do I link my print card to my DS account?

The first time you use your print card you must link it to your DS account using your DS username and password. You only need to do this once.

To link your card:

  1. Go to the nearest print station.
  2. Scan your card against the card reader.
  3. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter your DS username. This is the same username as you use to log on to a University PC, e.g. ifu01901.
  4. Use the on-screen keyboard to enter your DS password. This is the same password you use to log on to a University PC, Pegasus, MyPlace etc.
  5. Select Save.

You only need to complete these steps the first time you use your print card. Once you have linked your card to your DS account you will only need to scan your card to print or photocopy. If you get a replacement card for any reason you will have to repeat these steps with the new card. 

How do I add credit to my account?

You can add credit to your print card:

  • Online using a credit or debit card at studentprint.strath.ac.uk
  • With cash at the print kiosk on Level 3 of the Library.

For full instructions on how to add credit online, please see Set up an online print credit payment

For full instructions on how to add credit at the print kiosk, please see Kiosk: Credit your Print Account 

Please don't buy more credit than you need.

There are no refunds for unused credit at the end of your studies.

The default setting for printing is black-and-white double-sided. You can adjust your settings in the print options box of your document to print single-sided or colour.

Print type

Cost per sheet

A4 black-and-white

5p

A4 colour

10p

A3 black-and-white

10p

A3 colour

20p

How much does it cost to print?

 

Print type

Cost per sheet

A4 black-and-white

5p

A4 colour

10p

A3 black-and-white

10p

A3 colour

20p

 

Please don't buy more credit than you need.   

There are no refunds for unused credit at the end of your studies.

How much does it cost to print from the plotter in Architecture 2.09?

Print type Cost per sheet
A0 colour £4
A0 black-and-white £2
A1 colour £2
A1 black-and-white £1

 

Please don't buy more credit than you need.   

There are no refunds for unused credit at the end of your studies.

I have lost my print card. How do I get a new one?

If you have lost your print card, you can get a replacement card from the IS Enquiry Desk on Level 3 of the Library.

Once you have your replacement card, you will need to link it to your DS account before you can print.

Losing your print card does not mean you have lost any credit. Printing credit is stored on your DS account, not your card.

If you find your old print card after you have got a replacement, simply cut it up and continue using your new print card.

Where can I print on campus?

Printers are available throughout the library and centrally-managed PC suites. Some can print up to A3 sized documents, some can print up to A4 sized. There is a plotter in Architecture 2.09 which can print up to A0.



Location

MFD size

Architecture AR 2.09

1 x A3, 1 x A4, 1 x A0

Architecture 4.01

None

John Anderson 5.12

A4

Colville 3.09

A4

Colville 3.09a

A4

Colville 3.09b

A4

Colville 8.03b/8.03c

A4

Library CU321/CU330

2 x A4

Library  Eaton Room

A3

Library Levels 1, 2, 4 and 5

1 x A4, 3 x A3

Library Level 3

 2 x A4, 5 x A3

Curran 5.22

A4

Graham Hills 6.34

A4

Livingstone Tower L3.01

A4

Livingstone Tower L4.10

A4

Livingstone Tower L5.01

 2 x A4

Livingstone Tower L5.02

None

Livingstone Tower L5.17

None

Livingstone Tower L9.01

A4

Lord Todd (Aroma)

A4

McCance 3.21

A4

McCance 4.07

A4

Royal College 4.34a

A4

Royal College 4.34b

A4

Royal College 4.73

A4

How do I print from a university PC?

  1. Select print options from your documents menu.
  2. Select the appropriate printer setting. The default setting for printing is black-and-white double-sided. You can adjust your settings in the print options box of your document to print single-sided or colour.
  3. Select Print.
  4. Take your print card to any of the nearby printers and scan your card.
  5. Select Print 
  6. Select the document you want to print.
  7. Select Print.
How do I print from my own device?

There are three options for those wishing to print from their own computer or mobile device:

  • Device Drivers
    Install the print driver on your own device so that you can select the University printers directly from the print options box on your device.
  • Upload printing
    Upload your document to a secure webpage and print from there. 
  • Email printing
    Email your documents to iprint@strath.ac.uk and print from there. 

You can access all three of these print options by logging in to webprint.strath.ac.uk and selecting the appropriate tab.

Please be aware that the default setting is black-and-white double-sided printing so if you want colour or single-sided prints, you will have to select this option before releasing to the printer.

Where can I find instructions on how to set up printing on my own device?

We have written step-by-step guides for setting up printing on various devices. Choose your preferred device or print method from the following list to download the instructions.

How do I print using my own paper?

Using your own paper is not recommended. The University cannot guarantee the results of any printout on paper brought in from elsewhere.

Acetates should never be used on the University's printers. These will damage the printers.

If you do decide to print using your own paper, first seek guidance from staff at the IS Enquiry Desk. Select MP Tray as your Paper Source in the Print Properties of your document. At the printer, load your paper in the MP tray before releasing your print.

I don't have a DS account. How do I print?

Visitors to Strathclyde without a DS account can create a guest account to print from their own device.

You must have internet access to print from your own device. Please connect to WiFi Guest network. 

To create a print account, please visit the print kiosk near the IS Enquiry Desk on Level 3 of the Library and follow Create a Guest Account  .

To print from a laptop or mobile device using a guest account:

  1. Connect to WiFi Guest network from your mobile or laptop.
  2. Visit https://webprint.strath.ac.uk/.
  3. Log in with your guest account username and password.
  4. Go to the Web Print tab and upload your document to the printer.
  5. Log in to the printer with your guest account username and password.
  6. Select Print.
  7. Select the document you want to print.
  8. Select Print.

How do I access my print history report?

You can access your print history report by following the below link:

Log on to see your print and photocopy history report.

How do I make photocopies?

You can copy on the university photocopiers/printers in the library and centrally-managed PC suites. Some can copy up to A3 sized documents, some can copy up to A4 sized documents.

Photocopying guide for A3-size devices     

Photocopying guide for A4-size devices     

How much does it cost to photocopy?

Photocopy type

Cost per sheet

A4 black-and-white

5p

A4 colour

10p

A3 black-and-white

10p

A3 colour

20p

 

Please don't buy more credit than you need.

There are no refunds for unused credit at the end of your studies.

How do I scan?

You can scan on the university scanners/printers in the library and centrally-managed PC suites. Some can scan up to A3 sized documents, some can scan up to A4 sized documents. There is no charge for scanning.

Scanning guide for A3-size devices          

Scanning guide for A4-size devices