Staff use of PCounter for Printing and Copying
Multi Function Devices (MFDs) can be used for printing and photocopying in black and white or colour. They provide greater flexibility, faster and cheaper printing and better quality prints than laser printers.
Getting started with the MFD’s
Install the MFDs as a Network Printer
Before you begin printing to the MFD’s you need to install the group of MFDs as a network printer. All the prints for a group of MFDs go in to a print queue called a Pull Queue.
All the MFDs in a particular location are identified by the same Pull Queue or printer name. Installing the name of this group of MFDs on your computer allows you to use any of the MFDs in that location. You don’t need to add the names of each MFD separately, but just install one of the Pull Queues listed below as a network printer in order to use all the MFDs in the location listed.
Staff MFDs are usually in staff offices that are not accessible to students.
|Campus||Building||Area||Number||Pull Queue Name|
|City North||MH Building||SHaW||2||
|MX Building||2nd Floor||3||MXMFD-PQ001|
If printing from an Apple Mac in MX use:
|City South||MA Building||Arena Theatre||1|| M1-PQ001
|MB Building||CES - ODOS||1||M2-PQ001|
|Dean of Students||1||M2-PQ001|
|MD Building||CES - ODOS||1||M2-PQ001|
|Technology Building Reception||1||M5-PQ001|
|Burton||HBE Building||SHaW - Admin Section Ground Floor||1||BU-PQ001|
|SB Building||Aim Higher||1||S1-PQ001|
MFDs in Student Areas
See locations of Student MFDs, which are usually in open access student areas. Staff can use these by mapping to the correct pull queue, but should be aware that it costs more than using the Staff MFDs. PCounter works in the background for staff.
Using a Smart Card Reader
The SmartCard Reader looks like the illustration to the right.
When you have sent a file to be printed on one of the MFDs, only you can release the print by using your smartcard. This is a useful security feature to ensure someone else does not collect your prints by mistake.
To begin photocopying or printing
The Display area will show:
Scan your University Card at the bottom of reader, over the area highlighted in the illustration to the right. This area may be marked in blue with the wording Present Card Here.
Note:If you have not pressed 1 or 2 after 2 minutes, the card reader will time out, so you will have to scan again.
Printing all files sent to the MFDs
If you have sent more than one print job to the MFD’s and you wish to release them all at once do the following:
To Delete a file from the MFD pull queue