Printing on campus couldn’t be simpler using the university’s Print Service provided by Creative and Print Services, who manage the full service and the provision of the Multi Functional Devices (MFDs). Please refer to Print Services website.
These devices provide the following facilities:
Printing in black and white (doublesided by default)
Printing in colour (single sided by default)
Copying (the device acts like a traditional photocopier)
Scan to email (documents/photos can be scanned and emailed to any email address).
Windows 7 Configuration
Click on the Windows Start button.
Enter lunet\username and password
When prompted for your login/password please type like the following. Login: lunet\your username. Password: your password. Click OK.
Select mono and colour printers
Depending on staff or student.
You will be presented with a list of printers, double click on student-mono for students (including taught-course postgraduates) or staff-mono for members of staff (including research postgraduates) and wait for it to install.
You will be asked if you trust the driver, click on Yes/OK.
When the mono install has finished, double click on student-colour for students or staff-colour for staff to install the follow-me colour printer.
Windows 8 Configuration
Once the installation is complete you will be able to use these printers from an application of your choice.
Windows 10 Configuration
Go to the Start menu by pressing the Windows key on your keyboard or hover your mouse in the bottom left of the screen and click on the Start icon when it appears.
Once the installation is complete, you will be able to use these printers from an application of your choice.
Mac OS X Configuration
Printing is supported from OS X 10.8 and newer.
In order to connect Macs to the central print service, please follow the process below....
Select Run and System Preferences
- Run the RicohPrinterDrivers.pkg
- Navigate to System Preferences and click on Print and Scan.
Complete URL field
Next to the Type field, select the drop down menu and select Windows printer via spools.
The URL field should be filled in in the form of….
smb://staff-print.lboro.ac.uk/staff-mono – See Cups
smb://student-print.lboro.ac.uk/student-mono– See Cups
The Name field will auto-populate. In the name field put in the short name for the queue (e.g. staff-mono)
Select General Option
For mono printers select the drop down menu next to the Colour Mode field and select Black and White. For colour printers select the drop down menu next to the Colour Mode field and select Colour.
Navigate to the bottom of the page and select Set Default Options
Optional: By default CUPS assigns all prints to single sided, to change this, change the duplex option from off to long Edge. Note this option should be changed if you wish to print to duplex(double sided) by default, if you only occasionally wish to print via duplex, then this can be done via the print window in the application you wish to print from.
Enter Admin credentials.
Repeat for other printers if required.
Once all printers have been configured, we recommend disabling the CUPS web interface for security purposes. To do this, launch Terminal, and type cupsctl WebInterface=no and press Enter.
If you are not bound to the domain when printing you will be prompted for your username and password.
Ensure that Registered User is selected, enter Name in the format username and Password completed with your University password.
If you are the sole user of your system you may choose to Remember this password in my keychain which means you will no longer be prompted for your username and password as the job will be sent to the printer automatically, and you will be charged accordingly when you print.
Collecting a Printout
Place your University ID card near the black box (labelled SafeCom) on the right of the machine. As an alternative, press on the touch-screen and then using the on-screen keyboard enter your username followed by OK, then your password followed by OK, and finally press Login.
Always remember to Logout after you have finished using the printer / copier.
Press the button labelled COPY on the top left of the console to access the copying features.
When you have finished copying press the button labelled MENU on the bottom left of the console to return to the main menu screen.
Always remember to Logout after you have finished using the printer / copier
Staff printing costs
When staff print, the SafeCom print service management software will record their print activity and assign a charge as detailed above. Departments will be charged for all printing carried out by their staff regardless of the device used. This means that charges may appear on the bill for use of printers outside of the department’s immediate location or building.
At the start of each financial quarter the IT Services Management Support Office will email a report detailing the charges for the previous quarter to the designated contacts.
Those contacts will be asked to review the charges and raise and issues or concerns within the timescales detailed.
After the agreed deadline the charges will be taken from the project codes detailed in the report via a General Ledger Transfer in Agresso.