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EGIS Resource Centre: Printing & Scanning

A guide to services and resources available from the EGIS Resource Centre

Printing & Scanning

The Resource Centre is currently closed in line with the Government's Covid-19 restrictions - no printing is available.

PCs in the Resource Centre are connected to the EGIS IT network. All EGIS students have a free print quota allowance of £40.00 per academic year for this network. Some later year groups such as undergraduate 4th year and MSc may have quotas increased in line with requirements throughout the academic year. There are two printers in the Resource Centre and additional printers in the William Arrol labs – all printers offer photocopying and scanning..

Room Printer Format Duplex Colour
Resource Centre 2x Ricoh 4504 MFP A4/A3 Yes Yes
WA2.03 1x Ricoh 4504 MFP A4/A3 Yes Yes
WA2.03 1x HP Designjet 620 A2/A1 No Yes
WA2.07 1x Ricoh 4504 MFP A4 Yes Yes
EntG.13 & G.15 2x Ricoh 4504 MFP A4/A3 Yes Yes


Swipe your student ID card near the contactless reader or enter your EGIS username and password using the on-screen keyboard. Remember to logout when you have finished. The default print options are A4, black and white and 2-sided. To change these options, you must alter the print properties within the application (Word, Excel, Revit etc.) before submitting jobs. The MFD help guide offers quick printing tips. A comprehensive user guide is available in the Resource Centre.

Visual guide to using the printer and scanner in the Resource Centre.

Printing PDFs

  • Select File, Print, Properties
  • Change paper / output to A3; Select 1 sided print (if 2 sided printing is not required)
  • Change color options to color (if black and white is not required), then OK
  • Select Fit option (Paper sizing & handling)
  • Select Landscape option (Orientation)
  • Select Page Setup – change to size A3 and landscape, then OK
  • Select Print (bottom right of screen)
  • Print job billing box (see note below) – select Print if total seems correct

N.B. Print job billing box – for colour printing the total should = 5p per A4 colour page / 10p per A3 colour page. If billing message appears to be less, check you have selected the correct options for colour and / A4 printing.

Wi-Fi Printing

Wifi printing is available from your laptop or smartphone to the Richo-MFPs (printers) located in the Edwin Chadwick and William Arrol buildings. It is fully compatible with Windows, Linux and MAC devices.

Go to and login with your EGIS username and password.

  • Use the Web Print method to upload your files for printing.
  • Ensure that the RICOH-MFP box is selected, then click on the RICOH_MFP icon to send the file for print release.
  • Status will read awaiting release one the file has been sent successfully.
  • Login to the MFP (printer) to release your print job(s).
  • Submitted print jobs will be deducted from your EGIS allocated print quota.
  • Print jobs default to printing as double sided and black and white. For colour printing please select the option print in black / white even if document contains colour.

When printing AutoDesk REVIT documents, you must save as PDF and then upload for printing.

Print & Copy Charges

Each print job will be charged from your quota based on the costs per sheet as detailed below.

Printer Type A4 Mono A4 Colour A3 Mono A3 Colour A2 Mono A2 Colour A1 Mono A1 Colour
Ricoh £0.01 £0.05 £0.02 £0.10 n/a n/a n/a n/a
HP Designjet n/a n/a n/a n/a £0.20 £1.00 £0.40 £2.00