Printing & Photocopying: What is an MFD?

What is an MFD?

Where can I print?

Which MFD do I use?

If I don’t print a document immediately, can I print it later?

What if the MFD runs out of paper?

Using the MFD for the first time

 

What is an MFD?

MFD stands for Multi-functional Device. These are all-in-one printers, scanners and photocopiers.

 

Where can I print?

The MFD are placed throughout the campus, generally next to open-access areas such as the 24 hour
Computer Room or the Library (and even in the Sports Centre).

The larger MFDs will print and photocopy A3 paper. The smaller MFDs will only print and photocopy in A4.
If you are unsure, open the compartments below to check which paper sizes it accepts.

 

Which MFD do I use?

As long as you’re connected to the Marjon network you can use any MFD; just walk to the nearest MFD,
swipe your Library card and collect your printing. The system is secure, and only YOU can release
documents you send to print.

In other words, if you are using someone else’s login (which you shouldn’t be doing in the first place) and
release a print job; you wouldn’t be able to release the print card with your library card.

 

If I don’t print a document immediately, can I print it later?

If you send a document to print, and forger to release it; the print command will remain for 3 days. After 3
days the print job will disappear and you will have to re-print the document.

 

What if the MFD runs out of paper?

Paper is stored in the bottom compartment of all MFDs. The paper is regularly replenished. If the
compartment is empty please ask a member of Library staff, or SITS team (if in 24 hour computer room) for
more paper.

 

Using the MFD for the first time

The first time you print you’ll need to register your Library card with one of the MFDs by swiping and typing
in your network password.

You must first associate your Library card with the MFDs if are printing for the first time. Once you
have done this, using the MFDs will become much easier as you will only need to swipe your
Library card instead of having to enter your Student ID and password each time.

      • Swipe your Library card (normally located on the side of the MFD) when you see the screen
        below:

mfd 1

      • Click on User Name to manually log in.
      • Enter your Student ID (your 8 digit student number) using the screen or the keypad on the
        right – select OK when done.
      • The screen will tell you that the authentication has failed. You will need to associate your ID with your
        printing account before you can print.
      • Click in the Password section and enter your password – select OK when done.
      • A message should appear confirming that your ID has been associated with your print
        account.
      • At this stage, log out (top left) and then try logging back in by swiping your library card. This is
        the best way to check that all working well. You may need to enter your details one more time
        if it hasn’t registered correctly the first time.

 

If there are no problems – job done! You can now access your printing account by swiping
your Library card each time. Much easier than having to enter your username and password
manually!!

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Helen Baker

Head of Digital Innovation

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