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How can I print?

As part of the Managed Cluster Service (MCS), the DS-Print service along with the institute's local printers or Multi-Functional Devices (MFDs) are pre-installed on all MCS managed Windows, Linux, or Mac computers. DS-Print service can also be installed and accessed on a user's personal workstation, laptop or mobile device. Two methods to submit print jobs are available; 1. Mobility Print and 2. DS-Print Service. Both methods are discussed on this page.

Please note: Mobility Print uses a single charge balance, for DS-Print this is the Common Balance. If you wish to print using any other balance (e.g. _FreeCredit or Local Balance) please use method 2. 

1. Mobility Print 

Mobility print provides a convenient and simplified print method with a minimal configuration aimed at (but not limited to) Smartphones, Tablets and Laptops printing wirelessly. Mobility print is supported on a subset of MultiFunctional Devices (MFD) participating in DS-Print Service. This subset of MFDs comprises of Sharp and Konica MFDs participating in the Common Balance credit scheme and utilising FindMe printing.

Mobility Print is available at the following institutions:

College Department

Christ's
Clare Hall
Gonville & Caius
Homerton
Lucy Cavendish
Newnham (see note below)
Peterhouse
Robinson (see note below)
Selwyn (see note below)
St John's
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Prerequisites

  • Computer running Microsoft Windows (7 or later) or Apple macOS (Yosemite or later), or Chrome OS (Chrome OS 43 or later)
  • Mobile device for Apple iPhone or iPad iOS (9.2 or later), or Android phone or tablet (4.4 or later)
  • Desktop Services account for authentication 
  • eduroam or UniOfCam wireless network connection 
  • Common Balance credit

Example

A student with an Android or Apple mobile phone using an eduroam wireless connection can send a print job to any supported MFD (and be charged for it at the institution's standard rate).

Installation instructions

For full installation, and support instructions navigate to

 

2. DS-Print Service 

Prerequisites

  • Computer running Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10, Apple macOS 10.7 or later
  • administrative rights to install DS-Print service on the computer
  • Desktop Services account for authentication 
  • network connection (wireless eduroam or UniOfCam, or college network permitting the DS-Print service)  
  • DS-Print credit

Example

A student with a Windows or Mac computer using an eduroam wireless connection can send a print job to any permitted printer (and be charged for it at the institution's standard rate).

Installation instructions

For full installation, and support instructions navigate to

Notes

  • Support for Linux on non-MCS managed computers is not yet available. As soon as DS-Print is able to properly support Linux the service will be made available and supported to the same level as currently experienced with Windows and Mac platforms
  • Unfortunately, wireless printing is not supported at Selwyn, Robinson or Newnham college due to the colleges eduroam configuration