You can print from your laptop to a range of printers across the campus. Please note that before you can use web printing for the first time, you must print at least one page using one of the PCs or Macs on the campus.
This is because your printing account is automatically set up the first time you print from one of the campus computers. From then on, you will be able to use web printing and add credit to your printing account.
In Windows, normally just click on File and then choose Print - but make sure you choose the right printer. See also:
Choose the printer which has the name of the building and the room you're in.
So for example, if you're in Pevensey 1B4, choose pevensey_1b4_bw for black & white or pevensey_1b4_col for colour.
You can print in colour in most cluster rooms and there are A3 printers in Shawcross and Richmond.
You can help to save paper and of course keep the costs down by printing double-sided.
There are also other ways to reduce the costs of printing. For example, if the final document has to be double spaced you can print the draft copies as single spaced. There is also an option to reduce the size of the page (known as printing "2-up") so that two or more pages are printed on a single sheet of paper.
When you start at Sussex, your printing account is automatically set up with a starting balance and then every sheet you print is charged to your account.
|Type||Size||Single sided||Double sided|
|Black & white||A4||5p||8p|
|Black & white||A3||30p||54p|
Prices are by printer, so a black and white page sent to a colour printer is costed as a colour print.
To use any of the printers you must have money in your printing account so you should keep an eye on your credit and remember to top it up regularly.
To check your credit, log in to a cluster room PC or Mac and move the mouse cursor over the printing icon in the task bar.
You can use Sussex Direct to add credit to your account using a debit or credit card.
Alternatively you can use cash in the Printing Account Banking Stations (PABS) which accept cash (50p, £1 and £2 coins) and are located in IT Services in Shawcross and the Library.
Contact the IT Service Desk in Shawcross if you have any problem or queries associated with printing or see the printing section of our question and answer pages.
Updated on 11 October 2012