How to use myPrint (network printing) at the Cathays Campus, Heath Park Campus and Hospital Library sites.
Adding credit to your myPrint account
To print from a computer in an Information Services IT room you will need to have credit on your myPrint account.
You can check your current balance and also add credit to your myPrint account either online or at a Pay Station.
Using myPrint online
You can add credit to your account using a credit or debit card via the secure online myPrint system. Log in to your myPrint account at https://myprint.cf.ac.uk:9192/user
Please see the myPrint guide (under this page's 'Related Resources') for further details.
You can view the debit and credit history for your myPrint account by clicking on the Transaction History details on the navigation menu. This valuable feature can be used to trace payments and track your usage on the printing and photocopying system.
You can also change your myPrint PIN by logging in to your account. Click on the Change PIN link in the navigation menu. On the Change PIN screen enter a PIN in the boxes and click on Change PIN.
Please do not add more credit to your account than you ultimately anticipate using as you will not be able to reclaim unused credit.
There are Pay Stations at the following locations:
- Arts and Social Studies Library
- Bute Library
- Science Library
- Julian Hodge Study Centre
- Duthie Library
- Trevithick Building, Reception
The Pay Stations will accept £1 and £2 coins and £5, £10 and £20 notes. Please do not add more credit to your account than you ultimately anticipate using as you will not be able to reclaim unused credit.
To credit your account, follow the instructions on the screen of the Pay Station. Ask staff if you need assistance.
We recommend that you always check Print Preview before printing.
When you print a document, your print job will be sent to a printer in the room where you are working. If all the printers are in use, your print job will join a queue and will be printed on the first available printer. Please do not send the job again unless you want a second copy. Your myPrint account will be debited as soon as your document enters the print queue.
Your document will fail to print if you do not have enough credit on your account to cover the whole cost of the print job. You can check your account balance by positioning the cursor over the myPrint icon on the System Tray. Your new balance will also be displayed as each print job is submitted.
Please take notice of pop-up messages on your screen.
Make sure to collect your printing promptly and be careful not to pick up anyone else's printing.
Automatic double sided printing (also known as duplex printing) will allow you to save paper and money when printing documents. Printers in Cathays Campus libraries, Health Studies libraries, study centres and IT rooms have had this feature enabled where possible. Please see the Duplex Printing guide (under this page's 'Related Resources') for further details.
Make sure that no one else can access your filespace or use your myPrint account.
- Do not disclose your password or PIN to anyone.
- Always log out when you have finished a computing or photocopying session.
To log out from a computer, exit from the applications you are running, then click the Start button on the taskbar, then click Log Off [username]. To exit from a photocopying session press the Cancel button on the myPrint controller.
Information Services cannot be held responsible if you fail to log out and another student uses your credit.
Black and white printers
A4 - 6p per sheet (duplex 11p per sheet)
A4 - 20p per sheet (duplex 36p per sheet)
A3 - 40p per sheet (duplex 76p per sheet)
A4 - 12p per sheet
A3 - 25p per sheet