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Print, Copy and Scan

Print, Copy and Scan

The University’s on-campus Microsoft print service has been turned off until further notice. If you need to print anything urgently, please do this by saving a document to a USB memory stick and printing it out manually using the ‘print from USB facility’ on the larger printers. Please visit Blackboard for full instructions and contact IT@bucks.ac.uk if you have any queries or concerns after trying to use this guidance.

 

You can print, photocopy and scan using a single device known as a Multi-Functional Device (MFD). You can print from any University computer and collect your printout from any printer around campus.  Plotters are also available for wide format printing.

Bucks Student Printing Portal

My Print (https://myprint.bucks.ac.uk) is the student printing portal from where you can manage your printing account at Bucks. Here you can add print credits, check transaction history, check recent print jobs and use the Web Print function.

You must use your Bucks username (studentID @bucks.ac.uk e.g. 12345678 @bucks.ac.uk) and password to log into the printing portal.

You can also access the My Print portal from the University computers. Use the My Print user guide for the instructions to access via a University computer.

Printer locations

The colour (Printcolour) and mono (PrintBW) queues print to the printer locations listed below.  Each printer performs the following basic functions, unless specified otherwise.

  • Printing in black and white (double sided by default)
  • Printing in colour (double sided by default)
  • Printing on A3 and A4
  • Copying (acts like a traditional photocopier)
  • Scanning to email (documents/photos can be scanned and emailed to any email address)
High Wycombe printer locations

LOCATION

PRINTER TYPE

ADDITIONAL

FUNCTIONS

NUMBER OF PRINTERS

Gateway, 1st Floor

MFD

 

1

Gateway, 2nd Floor

MFD

 

2

Gateway, 3rd Floor

MFD

 

2

Gateway, 4th Floor

PLOTTER

Prints to A0; No scan & copy functions

2

Gateway, 4th Floor

MFD

 

1

Timberlake, 2nd Floor (T2.10)

MFD

 

1

Timberlake, Ground Floor (T0.05)

MFD

 

1

Redshed (R1.01)

Printer with Print, copy and scan functions

A3 Printer (Including Tracing and Acetate)

1

Uxbridge printer locations

LOCATION 

PRINTER TYPE 

NUMBER OF PRINTERS 

Library, 1st Floor, OR3

MFD

1

Library, 1st Floor, OR1

MFD

2

Aylesbury printer locations

LOCATION 

PRINTER TYPE 

NUMBER OF PRINTERS 

1st Floor, A1

MFD

1

2nd Floor, A0.19

MFD

1

Printing costs
Purchasing print credits

Print credits can be purchased online at using your debit or credit card and are allocated to your Bucks user account.  To top up your printing account:

  1. Go to https://epayment.bucks.ac.uk/print.
  2. Enter your Username, Surname, Click to accept the terms and conditions and then click Continue.
  3. Follow the instructions and top up your print account.

Refer to the My Print user guide for detailed instructions on how to top up your print credit.

Printing costs

Charges for printing, copying and scanning can be found at the Your loans, fines and printing page.

You will need to ensure that you have enough print credits prior to sending your job to the print queue. If you do not have enough credit on your account you will not be able to collect your print. You will be able to submit print jobs with no or low credit.

Check your credit balance online

You can check your print credit balance at https://myprint.bucks.ac.uk.

If you log into the University computers, your print credit balance will appear when you access the My Print shortcut. Print credit can also be transferred from one student to another as and when required. Refer to the My Print user guide for further information.

Refunds

Information on refunds can be found at the Your loans, fines and printing page.

Important: Refunds are only available when caused by a technical fault. No refunds will be provided when user error is involved.

Printing
Print from a university computer
  1. You can print to any of the MFDs from a University computer by selecting one of the two queues below via the usual File>Print options in your software applications, such as Excel or word
    • Print-BW (mono) - (monochrome print queue)
    • Print-Colour (colour) – (colour print queue)
  2. Go to any of the University printers found in the above locations.  You have 72 hours to print your document before it gets deleted from the queue.
  3. Log in by tapping your card against the card reader or click the Sign in button to manually enter your Bucks username and password on the touch panel.
  4. Select “Print Release” option from the on-screen menu.
  5. Select the document you want to print and choose Print.
  6. Collect your document and remember to always log out from the MFD to keep your account secure.

Refer to the How to print, copy and scan guide for more detailed instructions on how to print from a University computer.

Print from your own device

You can print to the University printers using your own device. You must be connected to eduroam Wi-Fi network to be able to print from your own device.

  1. Go to https://myprint.bucks.ac.uk and log in with your Bucks username and password. Choose the option for Web Print in the left-hand column.
  2. You can view recent print jobs along with any current documents in your queue, click Submit a Job to begin.
  3. Choose a printer and then click then click Print Options and Account Selection to continue.
  4. Choose how many copies you require and click Upload Documents.
  5. Browse for or drag and drop the required documents, click Upload & Complete.
  6. Once the job has the status of ‘Held in a queue’ it can be released from the printer by tapping your card and choosing the onscreen Print release option.

Refer to the “How to use web print” guide for more detailed instructions on how to print from your own device.

Printing tips
Print only what you have to

This is good to the environment as well as saving you money. For example: there should very rarely be a need to print web pages you refer for your studies. You could bookmark the page, or create an "information document" into which you can copy snippets of information gathered from various electronic sources. If it is very important to print reference materials, please print on both sides.

Printing high resolution photos

Please be aware that if you use the printers to print high resolution photos that it can take up to 45 minutes to process. Any other files that are released on the same MFD will not print until the print job has been completed.

Our advice to you is that if you are printing out high resolution images do not use the printers on level 2 and 3 of Gateway during busy periods

Also converting any document to PDF may reduce file size and printing times!

Don't print in colour, unless required

The cost of output from the colour printer is more than that from the monochrome printers. Think twice before you decide to print in colour.

Printing large files

When printing large files (especially Word, PDF and PowerPoint), send the job to the printer queue in chunks or parts to match the number of credits on your print account

Scanning, copying and bulk printing
Scanning

To scan a document and send it to an email address:

  1. Log in to the MFD by swiping your campus ID card through the card reader on the device or enter your username and password using the printer touch panel.
  2. Select Use copier functions.
  3. Select Scan to email.
  4. Your email address will automatically appear in the To field.
  5. If additional recipients are required click on the To field and enter the email address.

Refer to the How to print, copy and scan guide for more detailed instructions on how to scan and send to an email address.

Copying

To make a photocopy:

  1. Log in to the MFD by swiping your campus ID card through the card reader on the device or enter your username and password using the printer touch panel
  2. Select use copier functions
  3. Select copy
  4. etc

Refer to the How to print, copy and scan guide for more detailed instructions on how to copy using the MFDs.

Bulk printing

Binding work and Bulk printing can be done in the Bucks Student Union in A4 and A3 formats. Charges will apply.

For further information, please visit https://www.bucksstudentsunion.org/printshop/

My Print - User guide.pdf

Quick start guide - How to print copy and scan.pdf

Quick start guide - How to use the G4 Plotter Printer.pdf

Quick start guide - How to use Web Print.pdf