Printing, Copying and Scanning

Multifunction Devices

The University has a fleet of Ricoh digital black & white and colour multifunction devices which offer:

  • Standard A4 and A3 size prints/copies
  • Black & white or Colour prints/copies
  • Enlarge or reduce your originals
  • 2-sided prints/copies
  • Sorting and stapling finishing options
  • Scan to email and one drive
  • Prints/copies on coloured paper, card and OHP transparencies, sold at the Library Reception Desk
Full instructions are displayed above all library printers/copiers.


See attachments at the bottom of the article for instructions on:

  • copying, printing and scanning on the Ricoh multi-function devices
  • large format printing in the library
  • wireless printing from your Mac or laptop

How the system works

All students with a computing account automatically have a copy and print account.

To print or copy swipe your University card through the readers attached to all devices. Value is not held on the card itself but on a centrally held account - much like a debit card.                                             

To add money to a print account:

  • Pay online with a debit or credit card. Follow the top-up webpage instructions; it’s quick and secure. We recommend that you use Chrome as your browser to access this page.
  • Pay with a credit or debit card at the Library Reception Desk, Plymouth campus.

Print account credit can also be used to pay library charges and to buy media materials from the Library Reception Desk.

Log in to your print account to view/get a print-out of your itemised transactions - may be used to reclaim print/copy costs.

If the print system goes offline, your print account balance will automatically be set to £10 credit. Any credit used is recorded, and once the system is back online, your actual balance will be displayed.

For details of what you are able to copy under copyright law see the Copyright and Licensing Library Guide.

Charges for printing and copying

B&W using Standard-Printer/Copier


A4                 A3

B&W Photocopies or Prints per side

5p                 10p

B&W Photocopies or Prints doubled sided

9p                  19p


Colour using Standard-Printer/Copier


A4                 A3

Colour Photocopies or Prints per side

25p                 35p

Colour Photocopies or Prints doubled sided

45p                  65p


Large Format Colour and B&W Printing


     A4            A3           A2            A1         A0


             £1           £2             £4              £6              £8