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Let your printing follow you

A new printing service is being implemented throughout the University which will result in improved print service delivery for students. Over 160 devices will be deployed across all campuses.

Roll-out
The roll-out will run from May to July 2016 starting in residences and the Maths Science Lab. New devices will be installed first in the following 14 residences: Barnato Hall, Braamfontein Centre - 19th floor, David Webster, Ernest Oppenheimer, Esselen Street, Girton Hall, Jubilee Hall, Knockando Hall, Medhurst Hall, Men's Res, Noswal Hall, Reith Hall, Sunnyside and Wits Junction. It will then be rolled out to locations across all campuses.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Follow Me Printing – the ability to release your print job to any student printing device on any campus,
  • support for mobile device printing (printing from smartphones and tablets to any student device across the University),
  • integration with ICAM so that print jobs can be released using access cards,
  • more multi-function student devices across all campuses (print, copy, and free scanning),
  • access to printing, copying and scanning facilities at certain residences,
  • access to more colour printers in student areas, and
  • a similar printing experience across all the different areas of the University.
Student pricing

Following consultation with relevant stakeholders, including the Students’ Representative Council on the pricing and location of the new printers, the following prices were agreed:

Description Cost Per Page (incl VAT and paper)
A4 SINGLE SIDED (SIMPLEX) - BLACK & WHITE R0.39
A4 DOUBLE SIDED (DUPLEX) - BLACK & WHITE R0.55
A4 SINGLE SIDED (SIMPLEX)- COLOUR R2.88
A4 DOUBLE SIDED (DUPLEX)- COLOUR R5.69
Print info

Important Information

  1. Print jobs will stay in the job queue for 72 hours, after which they will be automatically deleted.
  2. All printing will default to double-sided printing to save costs. If single-sided printing is required, a different print queue must be selected as listed below in the printer drivers section.
  3. When you print, choose the appropriate printer queue, depending on the type of printing you require.
Printer drivers

On dedicated student devices in computer lab areas running the Windows operating system and added to the Active Directory domain, printer queues have been automatically deployed.

Please ensure that you select the appropriate driver during printing:

  • Student-BW on km-ssprint-01.ss.wits.ac.za
  • Student-Colour on km-ssprint-01.ss.wits.ac.za
  • STUDENT-BW-SIMPLEX on km-ssprint-01.ss.wits.ac.za
  • STUDENT-COLOUR-SIMPLEX on km-ssprint-01.ss.wits.ac.za

If you are using an Apple, Linux or Windows device that is not on the domain, you will need to install printer drivers from the network path \\km-ssprint-01.ss.wits.ac.za\Drivers

Training
The printing process will not differ much from the current way printing is done.
As a quick reference, we have made a user guide available to view and download, and a guide will also be available on the wall in front of the device.

Help @ Hand
If you are experiencing difficulties regarding the printing solution, please contact the CNS Service Desk on itstudenthelp@wits.ac.za or call (011) 717-1717.
Alternatively, you can the log the call yourself by logging onto the website http://ithelp.wits.ac.za with your student username and password.

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