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A quick way to print from PCs, laptops, or mobile devices

Printing is available on all campuses. Documents can be sent to the print queue from PCs on the University network and from laptops or mobile devices then collected by logging in to any Multi Function Device (MFD).


Printing from a University PC

When logged in to a PC on the University network, students can select the default print queue (UWS Print) from the list of printers then log in to any Multi Function Device (MFD) to collect their documents.

Printing from a laptop or mobile device

EveryOnePrint (EOP) lets you print via the internet to the existing University printing systems from your laptop, Mac, desktop PC or mobile device without the need to install any drivers or software. Simply upload your documents to this service then log in to any Multi Function Device (MFD) to collect your documents.

More information about EveryOnePrint can be found in these User Guides:

Using the MFDs (Multi Function Devices)

Multi Function Devices (MFD) are installed on each of our campuses. These provide you with the ability to Print, Copy and Scan to Email.

You can print to any device so, if the nearest device is unavailable or busy, you can collect your printing from one on a different floor or room.

For your convenience, you can register your student card at any MFD and this will enable you to log in to the MFD by simply swiping your student card. Click below to view the instructions.

Assigning a student card to a MFD (PDF)

You can also log in at any time using the screen on the MFD. To log in, enter your Banner ID and network password. Once logged in, you can release any print jobs you have sent to the print queue or use the copy or scan functions.

Help with printing issues

If you experience any problems using the printers, please contact the ITDS Helpdesk.

If you have a query about the quantity or quality of the documents you’ve printed, take your pages to the ITDS Helpdesk on your campus and they will check the print queue records.

Please note that refunds for print credit are only given if there has been a problem with the printer.

Printing charges

  • Cost for Black and White - 5p per sheet
  • Cost for colour - 10p per sheet


You will only be charged when you collect your documents by logging in to the Multi Function Device (MFD) and clicking on Print. If you click on Cancel or don’t log in to collect your documents within 24 hours of sending it to the print queue, the document will not be printed and you will not be charged.

Print credit

£10 free Print Credit is added to your account per academic year. You can check at any time how much credit you have by hovering the mouse over the £ sign in the bottom right hand corner of the screen (beside the time and date) or by clicking on Balances in MyDay.

To be able to print, you must have a minimum balance of 40p in your account.

Purchasing print credit

Students can add credit to their print balance using the print credit machines on their campus or by adding credit to their account online.


Print Credit Machines allow you to add credit to your account. The machines accept £5, £10, £20 notes and coins (except 1p and 2p).

Print Credit Machines can be found at the following locations:

  • Ayr - Level 3 Library (Area LRC3.01)
  • Dumfries - Rutherford Student Common Room
  • Lanarkshire - Library
  • London - Level 2 IT Lab
  • Paisley - Level 3 Library


Swipe your student card at machine where indicated below:

The screen should now show your account balance. Use the coin slot or note feeder to add credit then press the on-screen Finish button. Note: The machine does not give change.


To purchase print credit online visit the Online Payments web page and log in with your Banner ID and Surname.

A minimum purchase of £5 is required when adding print credit online. If you have any problems with this online purchasing page, or any other problems relating to printer credits, please contact the ITDS Helpdesk.

Take a note of the payment reference number in the event that you have any queries about your payment. Credits will be added to your account on successful completion of the transaction.

Printing Services for one to one assistance with larger jobs

Printing Services use digital printers to ensure the last minute, urgent projects and dissertations can be printed and bound on time, same day on selected products. Fast turnaround colour printing starts from only 30p.  

For any queries or orders, please contact us by email at You can also contact us by phone (details below)


Benefits include:

No minimum orders

Quick turnaround time

Competitive prices

Variety of finishes

Mono and & full colour reproduction

We specialise in:

Hard back binding

Spiral, wire and tape binding




Online Order Form Download | IT Printing Services | University of the West of Scotland

Hardback binding

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Spiral binding

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Wire binding

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Tape binding

4 book binding options are available:

  • Hard back binding: Product description: Gold foil printing, Magister hard back covers with metal channel bind. Minimum 60 A4 pages, Maximum 290 A4 pages.
  • Spiral binding: from £1.09 per book (includes clear cover and card back)
  • Wire binding: from £1.49 per book (includes clear cover and card back)
  • Tape Binding: from £1.29 per book (includes clear cover and card back)

Contact & Opening Hours 

  • Paisley Campus
    Monday to Friday 10.00 – 15.00
    Elles Building East, Room L129, Ground Floor
    Tel: 0141 848 3343


Dissertation order form

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FAQs for Student Printing

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Last updated: 29/09/2017