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Wednesday 28th July 2019 - Printing Service Outage (Evening)

On Wednesday 28th July 2019 there will be no access to printing and photocopying services provided by IT Services from 6.30PM till 9.30PM as major server upgrade work is carried out during the evening.

This includes all Staff & Student pull and push printing, including that within the Linux Managed desktop, MobilePrint, Airprint, Mail2Me (Scan to Email), Copy (including Library Visitor Cards), the printing.warwick.ac.uk webpage, SafeCom Saveometer and Autostore (Scan to Folder) and the processing of Printer Credits will also be offline.

Please note that the ITS provided CUPS will be unaffected by these planned works and will remain available for the duration of this change.

For further details of the change...


Saturday 20th July 2019 - Printing Service Outage

On 20th July 2019 there will be no access to printing and photocopying services provided by IT Services as major server upgrade work is carried out during the day. We hope this work will be finished before 2pm.

This includes all Staff & Student pull and push printing, including that within the Linux Managed desktop, MobilePrint, Airprint, Mail2Me (Scan to Email), Copy (including Library Visitor Cards), the printing.warwick.ac.uk webpage, SafeCom Saveometer and Autostore (Scan to Folder) and the processing of Printer Credits will also be offline.

Please note that the ITS provided CUPS will be unaffected by these planned works and will remain available for the duration of this change.

For further details of the change...


Saturday 15th December - Printing Service Outage

On 15th December there will be no access to printing and photocopying services provided by IT Services as major server upgrade work is carried out during the day.


Printing in the Student Residences - Under Investigation

Following consulation with the SU and Warwick Accomodation a feasibility study is now underway to look into the possibility of deploying a number of 2nd generation MFDs into the Student Residences laundries, common rooms and entrances.

This is to supplement, the exisiting devices within Heronbank and Lakeside and will attempt to provide a more local and accessible solution to our customers in the chosen residences.

All MFDs will be colour, A3, duplex capable with Printing, Scan to E-mail and Scan to Folder built in.

Wireless network facilities are expected to be available within the area to aid accessibility and the support of un-managed and mobile devices.

Check back regularly for more details, we will keep you updated with any information as soon as it come available.


Student Printing - Charges Reduced!

IT Services and warwickprint are pleased to announce that as part of our continuing drive for service improvement and as a consequence of the success of the Managed Print Service (MPS) we have been able to lower our colour student printing prices by as much as 26.32%. This follows on from a similar reduction in pricing that took place in April 2014.

Colour A4 single sided was, 20p now 15p - a reduction of 25%

Colour A4 double sided was, 38p now 28p - a reduction of 26.32%

Colour A3 single sided was, 40p now 30p - a reduction of 25%

Colour A3 double sided was, 78p now 58p - a reduction of 25.65%

These reductions came into effect at 8AM on Monday 5th January.

For details of the current pricing scheme and to purchase printer credits.

NB. We are currently in the process of updating our support guides, FAQs, video and paper leaflets and posters with these new prices so please do bare with us. Even if the price is advertiesed as higher you will only be charged using the new prices.


Printing Services Video Leaflets - Kiosks

Over the next week (15th December 2014) our Printing Services Video Leaflets will be presented via newly developed interactive touchscreen kiosks.

These 10" displays feature touchscreens that give you the ability to select and view video versions of our 11 most popular support queries/tutorials. This complements our already popular Helpdesk Leaflets.

Initially these kiosks will be deployed in some of our most popular and highest volume locations:

  • Library - 1st Floor
  • University House - Learning Grid 1st and 2 Floor
  • Rootes Building - Rootes Grid
  • Senate House - PG Hub

 kiosk1

kiosk2


Printer Driver Update Activity

IT Services will be updating the printer driver in use on the Kyocera "pull" print queues, this update contains a number of small changes and bugs fixes and a new, easier to navigate user interface.

The change will take place out of hours on Monday 28th July 2014

For further details of this change and how it may affect you please visit the our dedicated FAQs page.

http://go.warwick.ac.uk/printerdriverupdate


Student Printing - Charges Reduced

IT Services have been able to significantly reduce the price of printing (particularly colour printing) thanks to the success of our new, more efficient student printing system. The new prices, which will apply from 8am on Tuesday 22 April 2014, are as follows:

Color:

A4 1-sided: 20p (down 20%)
A4 2-sided: 38p (down 24%)
   
A3 1-sided: 40p (down 33%)
A3 2-sided: 78p (down 35%)

 

Black and White:

A4 1-sided: 5p (down 17%)
A4 2-sided: 8p (down 20%)
   
A3 1-sided: 9p (no change)
A3 2-sided: 16p (down 11%)

 

For more information, and to buy printer credits, visit warwick.ac.uk/studentprint/faqs.


Printing unavailable: Saturday 22 March 2014

The campus printing service will be unavailable between 9am and 2pm on Saturday 22 March 2014 while IT Services carry out some essential maintenance work.

The service may be working again before 2pm, but ITS can't guarantee that it will be.

The Unix printing system will be unaffected by the work. If you have any questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk.


Technology Upgrades and Service Updates - March 2014

The Printing Services team in ITS are busy working to improve the service that we deliver.

Areas of development at present are focused around the following:

Testing of NSI Autostore Express - Document Workflow and scan to folder solution

This is now live within our test environment and is being placed under load within ITS. Servers have been ordered for the production solution and all required licenses are in place. We expect to provide this facility to 40 Student MFDs during the summer vacation. USB keyboards are currently being installed to support meta data entry as a key component of this service.

We anticipate "Scan to H: drive" capability to be the first element of this new service to be rolled out.

For further details of the capabilities of this product.

Testing of the Collobos Presto "Airprint" technology printing solution for Apple iOS devices

This is also now live within our test environment and has been placed under load. Servers have been ordered and all required licenses are in place. We expect to deliver this solution to our student workarea customers at the beginning of the 3rd term.

We anticipate this facility will be focused around our Kyocera and HP based MFDs initially and will provide native printing support for Airprint compatible Apple iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads.

Student Printing - Charging model refresh

The current charging scheme is under review and will be refreshed at the start of the 3rd term to better reflect the true cost of operation now that we are providing our Student Print Service through the Managed Print Service.

Further details of the revised pricing will be widely published in due course.

Installation of upgraded colour Multifunction Devices (MFDs) within Student Workareas

Two HP 4730 MFDs are scheduled to be installed in the H447 and SS2.74 workareas within the Humanities and and Social Studies buildings respectively by close of business: 07/03/2014.

These devices will provide duplex-capable colour copying, print and scanning functionality. Both devices also offer stapling as a finishing option.


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