Printing

A print station in the Library

What to expect: We know that lots of you will need to print off assignments and other work as the new academic year gets under way. To make this a safe process all printing will be completely cashless, meaning that you can quickly top up your printing account whenever and wherever you like!

When using a printer in one of the library spaces, wearing a face covering and keeping a 2-metre distance whilst queuing and printing will help ensure everyone’s safety. Look out for our informational signage at each print station demonstrating how to sanitize the print station before and after use.

Advice for new students

Activate your print account

Sending a document to the Salford Print option from a University PC will activate your account. You don't have to print it - simply sending it to print will activate your printing account on the system meaning you can use your student ID card to log into the printers. As a new student, you will have £2 free print credit.

Print your assignments in good time

In order to cope with unexpected interruptions and delays in printing, we recommend that work is sent to a print-queue two days before the assignment's submission date.

Some tips:

  • Select the File and Print Preview options to check how your document looks before printing.
  • Printers automatically print in black and white. If you need to print in colour you'll need to select this before sending the print job.
  • When you highlight your job on the MFD, the number of pages to print will be displayed. Check that you have enough print credit to print the entire document, and top up if necessary.

Payment and costs

Pay for printing

  • ePayment - ***To use ePayment you must have previously used our printing service as this creates your printing account.***
    You can pay by visiting Printer payment or by selecting the 'Credit Printing Account' desktop icon on University PCs.

Please note: Unused printing credit is not refundable.

 

Printing costs

The cost depends on the size of paper and type of print job. See the table below for details.

Printing Cost per sheet
Black & White A4 (single-sided) 3p
Black & White A4 (double-sided) 5p
Black & White A3 (single-sided) 7p
Black & White A3 (double-sided) 13p
Colour A4 (single-sided) 18p
Colour A4 (double-sided) 32p
Colour A3 (single-sided) 25p
Colour A3 (double-sided) 45p

 

Request a printing / photocopying refund

Refund requests for printing or photocopying are available from library Enquiry Desks during staffed hours or via our online form. You will be notified at your University of Salford email account when the form is processed; this is normally within one working day between Monday and Friday.

If the refund request is due to the document printing incorrectly, please submit the output (i.e. what the printer has produced) to a member of staff at a library Enquiry Desk. This will assist your claim.

To query the progress of your refund claim, please email library@salford.ac.uk quoting your network login username and the date on which you applied for the refund.

Please note:

  • The Library will not provide cash refunds for printing.
  • The Library does not refund any unused printing credit.

Printer locations

There are printers available on each floor in Clifford Whitworth in the printing hubs, three in Allerton Learning Space and two at MediaCityUK.
Further details are in the table below:

Clifford Whitworth Library, Ground floor - Print Hub
Clifford Whitworth Library, Ground floor - Print Hub
Clifford Whitworth Library, Floor 1 - Print Hub
Clifford Whitworth Library, Floor 1 - Print Hub
Clifford Whitworth Library, Floor 2
Clifford Whitworth Library, Floor 2
MediaCity, Floor 1 - The Library

This list is made up of printers that are specifically dedicated for student use. There are other printers on campus that students may use.

Printing pin number

You can use your printing PIN number to log in without your ID card.

Find your printing pin at: https://printingaccount.salford.ac.uk

When at the printing account portal - Log in with your University username and password and click the User Dashboard option. Your printing PIN number will be in one of the boxes near the top of the screen.

Check your printing history

  • Log in at https://printingaccount.salford.ac.uk using your University username and password.
  • Click the User Dashboard option and then select Reports.
  • Select User Activity - last 30 days and then View selected report.

Please ask at a library enquiry desk if you require access to your printing history beyond the last 30 days.

Types of printing

Single-sided printing

All our printers automatically print double-sided and need to be set to print single-sided:

  • 1. Choose File, then Print. Click Print on both sides in the print preview and a new window will appear.
  • Four options will appear, select Print One Sided then continue printing as normal.

The settings will revert to double-sided automatically, so you will need to repeat this process with every document you want to print single-sided.

Print in colour

You will need to change the settings before you send the file to print:

  • 1. Choose File, then Print. Click on Printer Properties in the print preview and a new window will appear.
  • Change the drop down box in the bottom left-hand corner from Black and White to Colour. Click OK and continue printing as normal.

My document contains black and white and colour pages - will I be charged for colour for every page?

When you select colour print you will be charged for colour printing for each page of your document regardless of whether or not every page uses colour. Avoid being charged for colour for any black and white pages in your document by sending them separately.

Step 1: Identify your colour pages: Click your cursor on a colour page and then check the bottom left-hand corner to find out the page number. In the example below you can see that the colour page is page 2 of 4. Make a note of which pages you need to print in colour.

Step 2: Send your colour pages: Click on 'File' and then 'Print' as you would do normally. In 'Settings' there is a text box called 'Pages:'. In the text box type in the numbers of the pages you want to print in colour. There is a specific format to the pages you type in:

  • They must be written as numbers (1) not text (one)
  • Each page number must be separated from the next with a comma and a space
  • If you want to print a series of pages, for example every page between page 4 and page 10, you can write this as '4-10'.

In the example below you can see that we are going to print pages 1, 3-4. Click print. Only the pages you have entered will be printed.

Step 3: Send your black and white pages: Using the same method as step two, enter the number of the pages you wish to be printed in black and white. Click 'Printer Properties', which will load a new window. Click on the drop down box that says 'Colour/Black and White' and change this to 'Colour'. Click OK and then continue printing as normal.

Step 4: Release your printing: When both print orders have been sent, print as normal. You can sort the printed pages back into the order you planned.

RICOH print centre

The Ricoh Print Centre brings professional print and document services to your doorstep. Based onsite, here at the University of Salford, we offer you a consultative service that provides speedy turnaround times and high quality print.

You can benefit from:

  • Wide format capabilities: if you need your print job in A0 or A1 we can do that without compromising on the quality
  • A variety of different media: whether it’s pop up banners, various paper types or thick card of up to 350 gsm we can print it for you
  • Improved quality for the print that needs it: we understand that some jobs need a higher specification and others don’t. We can fulfil both needs
Contact details

The University Print Centre in Maxwell Well is now open three days a week (typically Monday, Wednesday and Thursday) as production increases. Please continue to use the Print Centre as you would normally, DocQTicket is the preferred method of submitting print, and can be accessed from off-campus, whilst you are able to contact Bob at print@salford.ac.uk and also 0161 295 5058 when the printroom is open. A video walkthrough of DocQTicket is available at the new YouTube channel for the University of Salford Print Centre if you need help using it.

Services offered

Students may use the services of the Ricoh Print Centre.

Ricoh offer a variety of on-site document services including:

  • Black and white documents / booklets
  • Printing documents up to A0 size
  • Full colour documents / booklets
  • NCR (no carbon required) pads
  • Scanning
  • Graphic design
  • Letterheads
  • Business cards
  • Binding and finishing services, including: plastic comb binding - wire binding - laminating - saddle stitching - stapling

Wide format

  • Plan drawings
  • Full colour high resolution

Photographic images

  • Available in A2, A1 and A0 size

Display, promotional items and graphic design

  • Board mounting onto foam-board
  • Foamex with matt / gloss laminates
  • Pop up banners
  • Wide format print on a variety of paper / vinyl / mesh using specialist latex
Turnaround times

The standard turnaround time for the Ricoh Print Centre is two days. This may be extended during busy periods such as January and September.

The Ricoh Print Centre can usually be flexible according to your requirements and will try and meet your expectations whatever the deadline. Please contact the Ricoh Print Centre to see how they can assist.