Paying for Printing
New staff and students are given a basic print quota of £1.00 at the beginning of their time at Lancaster University. After this has been used users need to top-up their printing budget prior to printing.
University staff may have access to a departmental account for department-related printing, and should check with their department as to whether departmental print budget can be added to their print account. How to get departmental print budget added to your print account.
Departments may refuse to provide refunds for department-related printing made by a member of staff using their personal print account.
The cost of printing at Lancaster University for 2012-2013 is as shown in the table below:
|Type & Location||Cost per side||Notes|
|Mono printers||A4 - 5p
A3 - 11p
|Colour printers||A4 - 21p
A3 - 29p
|Colour plotter in Library
N.B. Charges are per cut sheet, any other size will be charged pro rata
|A0 - £8|
A1 - £4
A2 - £2
Note: Many departments have their own printers (which may or may not be maintained by ISS).
Users should contact their department for details of any charges for using these printers.
Ways to top up
Users can top-up online using the Print Budget Management application which allows them to:
- Increase print budget.
- View current print budget.
- View/print a statement of recent printing activity.
Visit this link to use the print budget management application.
Users can also use either of the prepayment kiosks located in the Library atrium. Staff may also use an Internal Requisition as payment.
Unused print budget
Users can reclaim any unused budget at the end of their course or during the last two weeks of term by taking their library card to the ISS Service Desk.
Donate your unused print credit to charity when you leave Lancaster
You can opt in to a scheme to donate any unused print credit on your IT Account to charity when you leave Lancaster University. Each year, a different Charity will receive the donated unused print credit.
To opt in/out of the scheme, log in at www.lancaster.ac.uk/iss/myaccount to access the 'MyAccount details' page, then select the 'Unused print credit donation' option.
Your support for the scheme would be appreciated - even a small amount donated will help to make a difference. The scheme is one of a number of Lancaster University initiatives working to benefit the wider community.
Unused print credit which hasn't been donated as part of the scheme will be reinvested to support the ISS printing service.
Print Budget Refund Policy
The ISS Printing Budget Refund Policy is available online.