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Printing FAQ

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What is the Common Balance?

This is a prepayment method of paying for printing, and applies to the copier in the Computer Room and the one in the library. You must have credit in your account to be able to print.

How do I add credit to my account?

Please visit the eCredit website to add money onto your printing account.

Where else can I print?

You will be able to print to printers in any of the following locations using your MCS login.

Will the cost of printing change?

Each College and Department can set its printing charges independently of the others. Please note, however, that printing at a different location will not necessarily cost the same as printing at Selwyn. Costs are listed here.

Black A4 4p per side
Black A3 8p per side
Colour A4 15p per side
Colour A3 25p per side
Scanning 1p per page scanned

Who do I contact if I have a problem?

If you have been charged for pages which have not printed, contact the IT Department with details of what you tried to print and when, and we will check your printing records and refund money as appropriate.

What happens to any balance in my account when I leave the College?

Any credits you have paid for are non-refundable.

Can I print from my own Laptop / Desktop to the MCS printers?

You can now print from your own Laptop or Desktop to MCS printers using the DS-Print Service for Windows v3 or the DS-Print Service for Mac.

Windows users please click on this link

Just ignore any errors that appear such as :-

DS Print Error

Install the relevant printer drivers and the PaperCut Client software.

Mac users please click on this link for UIS instructions or click on this link for Selwyn College instructions (PDF).

Additional info for Mac uses :-

Our printer queue is called Selwyn_FindMe, so the smb URL will be smb://print.ds.cam.ac.uk/Selwyn_FindMe

Library Photocopier - Konica Minolta Bizhub C308
Ann's Court Computer Room Photocopier - Konica Minolta Bizhub 300i.
Konica drivers can be found here.

Please note that Mobility Print still doesn't work on our network!

Where can I go for more information?

The University's printing information is located here.