Students Staff

18 January 2019

A better, greener printing service is on its way

Filed under: Latest news — ckeitch @ 10:42 am

Printing is set to become easier and more secure as part of our new centrally managed printing services – launching in student areas in February, and staff areas from March.

We’re installing 180 brand new Canon printers for staff and students and introducing follow-me printing at all three of our campuses.

Follow-me printing allows your printing to be held in a queue until you’re ready to pick it up from the printer.  You’ll be able to pick your printing up at any of our printers, either by tapping your staff card on the sensor or by logging in with your username and password – reducing the amount of uncollected printing and ensuring all printing is collected securely.

The new printers will also be able to copy and scan documents so you’ll only need to print something if you really need to – saving paper and reducing our carbon footprint.

Using the new printers, you’ll be able to scan to:

  • Email
  • USB Drive
  • Network drives

We’ll also be centralising the management of all our new printers so that you won’t be responsible for ordering and paying for paper and toner, IT will. They’ll also make sure all the new printers are working smoothly.

We’ll let you know when the new printers will be arriving in your area and make sure you know how to use them.  We’ll also talk to you about any specialist printing requirements and alternative arrangements for people who might find it difficult to get to one of our new printers.

If the installation of a new Canon printer means that you have surplus printers, scanners or copiers we will make arrangements to collect these. Devices that are no longer required can be repurposed or sent for responsible recycling if they can’t be reused.  Toner for these older printers is expensive, so as we get ready to launch the new printing service, please think carefully about ordering new toner for old devices.

The new multi-function devices will significantly reduce the number of printers we need at each of our three campuses, and the savings it brings has already made it possible for us to offer free printing to all of our students.

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