Answered By: Laura Percival
Last Updated: May 10, 2018     Views: 1746

You can print from any University PC using the Uniflow Printing system.  The printing system is managed and maintained by the IT Department. If you have any problems using the system you can contact the IT Help Desk by e-mail at ithelp@bcu.ac.uk or by phone on 0121 331 6543

You will need to buy printing credits before you can print from University printers. Find out how to purchase printing credits.

How to print from a University PC

  1. Press Ctrl+P on your keyboard or go to File>Print
  2. If you are using a PC, select Followmeuni. If you are using a Mac, then select Followmecolour or Followmemono
  3. Visit any printer and place your ID card face down on the scan pad or enter your 10 digit PIN number
  4. Select your document on the screen and press Print and Delete

For environmental reasons the print default is set to 2-sided black and white printing. If you wish to change these settings, please select Printer Properties and change under the tab menu. Colour options can be found under the Quality tab.

How to collect your printing

  1. Find your nearest printer
  2. Log on by placing your ID card on the card reader area or entering your PIN
  3. Select the documents you want to print by pressing their names to highlight them and then pressing Print & Delete
  4. To find out if the printer is colour or black & white, check the card reader area
  5. Log out by pressing the logout or ID button so that nobody else can use your credits

How to photocopy

Visit any printer and place your ID card face down on the scan pad or enter 10 digit PIN number

  1. On the display screen, select Copy
  2. Place your document face down on the top left corner of the glass ot place the documents in the document feeder face up
  3. Select the number of copes required and press the Copy button
  4. You can also select other options such as double-sided printing

How to scan

  • Visit any printer and place your ID card face down on the scan pad or enter your 10 digit PIN number
  • On the display screen, select Scan and Send
  • Place your document face down on the top left corner of the glass or place the documents in the document feeder face up
  • Press the Scan and Send button at the top of the screen to access the scanning menu
  • To scan to your BCU emal address, press Send to Myself or select One-Touch
  • If you want to scan to another email address, select new Destination and then enter the email address in the following screen. 
  • To scan to your Z drive, select One-Touch followed by My Folder
  • Make any changes as required in the options on the right side of the screen
  • Press the green button on the printer to start scanning

For further information on using the MFDs please visit IT Help's iCity pages.

If you have any problems with printing, please contact the IT Help Desk.

 

If there is no printer installed on the PC you are using you can manually install it as follows:

  1. Press the Windows Key and 'R' together.
  2. If you are at Curzon/MP/Parkside, type \\bcuuniflowrps2\ and click 'OK'. If you are at the City South campus, type \\bcuuniflowrps6\ and click 'OK'. (Other buildings may have different printer numbers - check at the IT Help Desk if you are unsure of the correct number).
  3. Double click on 'FollowMe Uni' icon to install printer.
  4. Close the print queue window, and choose 'FollowMe Uni' when printing.

 

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Where can I top up my printing account?

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