Colour MultiFunction Printers (MFP) allowing for printing, photocopying, scanning and optical character recognition (OCR), are installed all over the campus and can be accessed by anyone with a valid EUI account.
The system guarantees complete privacy as print-outs are released only upon authentication, which can be done by waving one's EUI card over the card reader or by inserting one's username and password directly on the touchscreen of the device. Print-outs can thus be collected from any public MFP (so-called "Follow-you" printing).
Every researcher, fellow, visitor and alumnus is allocated a sufficient amount of print quota per academic year (or monthly equivalent for shorter stays). Additional quota can be purchased at the user's expense.
Staff members have an unlimited amount of quota (although they may need to justify high volumes of copying/printing).
Other categories of users (guests, partners, etc.) can purchase quota based on their needs.
The print quota can be freely used to print and/or photocopy in any of the available formats (A4 and A3), both B/W and colour. The cost of each page is fixed and a result of a public tender.
Upon printing, the MFP will show the cost for each print-out on the display. The remaining print quota can be checked anytime by logging onto any MFP.
The quota is renewed at the start of every academic year. Any remaining quota from the previous year cannot be refunded, transferred nor carried over from one academic year to another with the exception of additionally purchased print credit (which will be carried over).
Scanning, including OCR, is free and does not count against the print quota. Please note however, that if you do not have any print credit left, you cannot scan.
From any EUI desktop computer, print to NetworkPrinter and collect print-outs on any public MFP.
Printing to MultiFunction Printers is possible from personally-owned laptops as well as mobile devices, just send an email with the document(s) you wish to print in attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org (please allow a few minutes for the system to analyse the attachment and apply proper printing settings).
Laptop owners who wish to have more control over the printing settings may install the printers' drivers and print to NetworkPrinter instead.