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There are combined printing and photocopying machines at all University of Cumbria campuses. The devices provide high quality, high volume, rapid printing, photocopying and scanning facilities. 

Benefits include:

  • Improved confidentiality – only print when you are at the printer.
  • Freedom to collect your documents at a time that suits you
  • Reduction in wasted printing as incorrect versions can be deleted before printing at no cost to users

Each printer is set to duplex (print on both sides), black and white A4 print as standard but this can be amended to print in colour and, on specific machines, A3.

Print prices are as follows (per page – duplex is charged as 2 pages):

  B&W Colour
A4 5p 20p
A3 10p 40p

You can also print documents from A4 up to A1 (poster size) and access a range of other services at our Print Unit.

All printing sent to the new devices is ‘pull printing’ – documents are only printed when you verify your details at the printer using your Cumbria card and select the job in your print queue that you want to print. 

Unwanted jobs can be deleted from the print queue at no cost - only documents which are printed are paid for. You can also use the devices to photocopy or scan, rather than print. Photocopying is charged at the same price as printing, and scanning is free.

New students

You’ll start with a £1 credit on your Cumbria Card, for your printing account. After you’ve used that credit, please purchase print credit through the Student Hub using a debit or credit card. You will need to click on the Print Top-Up button on this page ( to access the payments system.

You will need to associate your card the first time you use one of the printers. This can be done using the integrated card reader on any of the machines. As soon as you swipe your card you will be prompted to type your username and password – the one you use to log into your PC. As soon as this has been done you will be able to print or photocopy from any device.

Want to check your credit balance?

  1. Log on to a university computer. 
  2. Hover, with your mouse, over the green P icon on the bottom right side of the screen. A pop-up box appears, displaying your credit balance.  

    At Brampton Road the icon is on the top right of the screen. 

    You will be able to apply for a refund of the balance on your printing account at the end of your course. 

Print Unit

We also have an on-site Print Unit at the Lancaster campus to provide a full range of printing, copying and finishing work.

Printing from a personal device 

Open a new blank email message and add the item you wish to print as an attachment. 

For black and white prints, send your email to 

For colour prints, send your email to 

The first time you use this service, you will receive an email from requesting you verify your email address. If you do not receive this email, check your junk folder. 

Printing via Web Print 

Select Web Print from the menu on the left of the page and follow the instructions to upload your document. 

You can use Web Print on any device (UoC and personal) that has access to the internet.   

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