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Printing, copying and scanning

You can print, copy and scan documents using the University's DS-Print enabled multi-function devices (MFDs) in many Colleges and Departments. Our Printroom provides high-volume reprographics services.

How to print

Students

You can print to DS-Print devices from desktops in MCS computer rooms and from your own devices, when connected to the University network. Printing is paid for through credits on your Common, or Local Balance. You may need to install DS-Print software first. You can find out more about credits and topping-up below.

Using Mobility Print for smartphones, tablets and laptops

You can use Mobility Print to send documents to DS-Print Konica and Sharp devices whilst on a collegiate University network, using credits from your Common Balance.

Android Chrome OS Mac OS X Windows
Android Chrome iOS Windows
macOS

Using Cloud Print for Windows and Chrome OS (MacOS coming soon): 

In addition to Mobility Print, PaperCut Cloud Print allows you to send documents to DS-Print Konica and Sharp devices, on any public or private network.  Using credits from your Common Balance 

Windows Chrome OS
Windows Chrome

 

Using DS-Print for desktops and laptops

You can use DS-Print to send documents to all DS-Print printers and devices, using credits from either your Local or Common Balance.

Mac OS X Windows
macOS Windows

 

Staff

Speak to your local IT support staff to find out how to set up your devices for printing.

How to top-up your DS-Print credit

Many Colleges and Departments use the University-wide Common Balance, while some operate their own Local Balance scheme, which may include some free credits. There's a full list below.

Local Balance credits

Ask your local IT staff about topping up your Local Balance credits. You can check your balance online via the My DS-Print portal.

Common Balance credits

You can top-up your Common Balance online using the My DS-Print portal, or with cash at some participating institutions – including our own Service Desk. The minimum top-up is £1, which buys about 20 black and white A4 sheets of printing or copying.

Where you can use DS-Print

You can use DS-Print at many Colleges. The list below is split by the type of credits you'll need. Click on a College to see a list of devices and their locations.

Colleges

Local Balance: Common Balance:
Churchill Christ's Newnham
Corpus Christi Clare Peterhouse
Emmanuel Clare Hall Queens'
Fitzwilliam Downing Robinson
Murray Edwards Girton Selwyn
Pembroke Gonville & Caius St. Catherine's
Sidney Sussex Homerton St. John's
Hughes Hall Trinity
King's Trinity Hall
Lucy Cavendish Wolfson

 

Departments

Cambridge Conservation Initiative operates a Local Balance scheme. The following Departments use the Common Balance. Click on a Department to see a list of devices and their locations.

Archaeology Information Services
Asian & Middle Eastern Studies Land Economy
Biochemistry Lauterpacht Centre for International Law
Careers Service Law
Centre for Digital Built Britain Mathematical Science
Centre for the Study of Existential Risk Medical Library
Chemistry Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics
Classics Music
Computer Laboratory Pharmacology
CRASSH Philosophy
Criminology Physics and the Maxwell Centre
Digital Humanities Plant Sciences
Divinity Politics & International Studies
Economics Psychology
Education Sociology
English Toxicology
Gates Cambridge Trust University Library
Geography Veterinary Medicine
Haddon Library Zoology
History
History & Philosophy of Science

 

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