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How to print using the university printers from your own device (BYOD - bring your own device)

To print using the University print service, you have two options:

  1. Print your documents using your web browser through the web portal myprint.soton.ac.uk (on any device or operating system)
  2. By installing the university printers on your own device (pc, laptop, mobile, tablet using Windows, macOS, Linux, Chromebook, Android and iOS ).

These will allow you to print using Multi-Functional Devices (MFD) models. These printers allow you to print, copy documents, and scan documents directly sending them to your university email address.

 

Table of contents

How to install the university printers on your own laptop

Printing using your Android device

Printing using your iOS device

Print your documents using your web browser through the web portal myprint.soton.ac.uk (on any device or operating system)

Print your A3-sized documents

Collecting your printed documents

Adding print credit to your account

MDF printer locations

Error messages

Related content

 

How to install the university printers on your laptop

1. Connect to the university network via cable, Eduroam or Virtual Private Network (VPN).

2. In a web browser go to the site https://uniprint.soton.ac.uk/

3. Select download

Uniprint download banner

4. Windows users: Open the file, Accept he agreement, then click Next

License agreement Download process

macOS users: Open the file .dmg downloaded > run the PaperCut Mobility Print Client .pkg file > Accept he agreement, then Continue and Install

Download Mobility Print for macOS banner Installation banner on macOS

macOS users do not have to follow points 5 and 6 here below. Due to technical settings, they can select the printer directly from PaperCut before printing.

5. Windows users: Select the required printers you wish to install

Select your printer

6. Windows users: enter your UOS username (for example: abc1d22, not abc1d22@soton.ac.uk) and password

Insert your username and password

7. The printer will be installed and ready to use in standard applications

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Print using your Android device

You can print your files:

Print using Mobility print app:

1. First, install it on your mobile:

a. Go to Google Play and download it

Download Mobility Print app on Google Play

b. Choose your device

Choose you device while installing

c. The app will appear on your mobile

Download confirmation banner

 

2. Once installed the app, check the Mobility Print Service is on

Mobility print homepage Switch on the Mobility Print service List of printers

3. Select the file you want to print

4. Click on Print

Print button

5. Select the printer and the printing options (like the orientation or the paper size, for example)

List of printers available Printing options

6. Click on the printer icon and to print the file from a Multi-Functions Device (MFD) printer

Printer icon

7. Now you can collect your printings from any MFD printer

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Print using your iOS device

You can print your file:

Set up your device before printing

1. Connect to the university network via cable, Eduroam or Virtual Private Network (VPN)

2. Go to the site https://uniprint.soton.ac.uk/ and download the setting

Uniprint download banner for iOS Allow the settings

3. Touch Download button to get the profile

4. Open iOS Settings , then either:

  • Tap Profile Downloaded > Install

or

  • Tap General > Profile > PaperCut Mobility Print for iOS > Install

You will need to enter your phone's passcode, then choose Done.

Installation process - step 1 Installation process - step 2 Installation process - step 3 Installation process - step 4

Print your document

1. Open the file you want to print, choose the Share button and then select Print

Print option on iOS

2. Select the printer you want to use and then click on Print. During the first print you will have to enter your username (for example: abc12de22, not abc12de22@soton.ac.uk) and password

List of printers available and settings Insert username and password

3. Now you can collect your printings from any MFD printer

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Printing directly from the web portal on any device through the web portal myprint.soton.ac.uk (on any device or operating system)

1. Go to myprint.soton.ac.uk using a web browser (for example: Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Safari)

2. Enter your username (for example: abc12de22, not abc12de22@soton.ac.uk) and password, then click Log in

MyPrint banner

3. Click on Web Print

MyPrint user interface

4. Click on Submit a Job

Submit a job button

5. Select a printer and then click on Print options and Account Section

Select a job and print options buttons

6. Click on Upload Documents

Upload documents button

7. Upload or drag and drop your file, then click on Upload and Complete

Upload options

8. You will see your printing queues as follow:

List of printing queues

9. If you change your mind, you can stop the printing in queue. To do that:

  • Click on “Held in a queue
  • Click on [cancel]

List of pending jobs

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Printing A3-sized documents

There are many ways to print A3-sized documents. You can do it using:

  • Microsoft Word or PowerPoint (for .docx or .pptx files)
  • Adobe Acrobat DC
  • A web browser like Chrome, Edge, Firefox, or Safari

Please note that you cannot print A3-size documents from the portal Myprint.

How to print using Microsoft Word

1. Open your document

2. Click on ‘File’ or ctrl+P

3. Scroll down the menu on your left and select the right settings for:

  1. The orientation of the document (portrait or document)
  2. The format (A4, A3, …)

Settings menu

4. Click on the ‘Print’ button on the top

Print icon

How to print using Microsoft PowerPoint

1. Open your document

2. Click on 'File'

3. Scroll down the menu on your left and click on 'Printer properties'

Printer properties button

4. Click on the 'Paper' label

5. Go to the ‘Paper options’ section and select the right settings for:

  1. The original size
  2. The output size

Window showing all the paper options available

6. Click 'OK'

7. Control the remaining settings under the 'Settings section'

8. Click on the 'Print' button on the top

Print icon

How to print using Adobe Acrobat DC

1. Open your file using Adobe Acrobat DC. You can find guidance on downloading and installing the software in the article “How to download and install Adobe Acrobat DC” 

Example of a PDF opened using Adobe Acrobat DC

2. Click on the Print icon Print iconor go to 'File' > 'Print'

3. Click on 'Page setup' on the bottom left of the window

Page setup button

4. Select "A3" and confirm by clicking on ‘OK

Page setup window

5. Check the other settings (Pages to print, …) and click on 'Print' once you are ready

Print settings window. On the bottom right the print button

How to print using Chrome, Edge, or Firefox

1. Open your document selecting the browser

2. Click on the Print icon you will find on the top of the page

(Chrome: Print icon, Edge: Print icon, Firefox: Print icon)

3. Click on 'More settings'

More setting drop-down menu

4. Go to 'Paper size' and select A3

Paper size drop-down menu

5. Check the other settings (for example, "Scale %")

6. Click on 'Print'

How to print using Safari

1. Open your document selecting the browser

2. Go to 'File' and select 'Print'

3. Click on 'Show details'

Show details button

4. Go to 'Paper seize' and select A3

Paper size drop-down menu

5. Check the other settings (for example, "Scale %")

6. Click on 'Print' on the bottom right

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Collecting your documents

1. To log in: place your University ID card on the blue sticker you can see on the front of the printer or sign in with your username (for example abc1de22, not abc1de22@soton.ac.uk) and password

2. Select the document you want to print and press 'Print'

3. You can print all your documents pressing 'Print All'

If you need to delete any of your documents, select the file(s) to delete and press the red X

If you need to copy and scan documents, press 'Use Copier Functions'

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Register your card if the printing is not working

1. Enter your username (for example abc1de22, not abc1de22@soton.ac.uk) and password

2. Place your university card near the printer reader


Your card is now linked to your profile. You can use it for printing without logging again.

If you have any problems registering your card with the printer, please contact ServiceLine.

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Add credit to your account

1. Connect to the university network via cable, Eduroam or Virtual Private Network (VPN).

2. Go to myprint.soton.ac.uk

3. Enter your username (for example: abc12de22, not abc12de22@soton.ac.uk) and password, then click Log in

You can find more details on in the article How to add printing credits

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MDF printer locations

Read the list of the Multi-Function Devices printers

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Error messages

When using any of the printers on campus it is important to view any notices or error messages which may need your action.

Notices or error messages will be highlighted with either a yellow or red icon on the top left of the screen.


To view the required action you will need to:

1. Log into the device using your ID card, or by entering your username and password

2. Press the 'User Copier Functions' button and then 'OK'

3. Press the 'Job Status' icon

4. The action(s) required will be displayed (e.g. Paper is low)

5. Action the request and you will release your prompt work.

 

If you have any problem using a printer, please contact ServiceLine. When you contract ServiceLine, please provide the following information:

  • The UoS number of the device
  • The PR-ID number of the printer 
    Printers PR-ID number
  • The operating system you are using (Windows, macOS, Linux)
  • Any error message displayed

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Related content

Knowledge base: How do I find out the cost of printing and copying? 

Knowledge base: How to add printing credits

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