Student Printing Charges

  • A4 Black and White - 5p for one-sided sheet, 2.5p per side for double-sided sheet.
  • A3 Black and White - 10p per sheet, 5p per side for double-sided sheet.
  • A4 Colour - 25p for one-sided sheet, 12.5p per side for double-sided sheet.
  • A3 Colour - 50p for one-sided sheet, 25p per side for double-sided sheet.

The printing system will automatically detect which pages are black & white and which contain some colour. The system will only charge the colour prices for the pages that contain colour. The remaining pages will be charged at the lower black & white prices.

For example, if a two-page A4 document containing one black & white and one colour page was printed double-sided using the Student-colour printer:

The old cost would be 25p (per sheet).

New cost will be 2.5p+12.5p (per side) =15p

Here are some examples to explain how it works.

Student-black-and-white

This used to be charged at 5p per A4 sheet. After the change, a one-sided sheet of printing will cost of 5p. A double-sided sheet of printing will cost 2.5p per side.

Therefore if a student prints single-sided, they will be charged 5p, and if they print double-sided they will be charged 2.5p+2.5p=5p. So there is no change to the actual job cost.

Student-colour

This used to be charged at 25p per A4 sheet. After the change, a one-sided sheet of printing will cost 25p, and a double-sided sheet will cost 12.5p per side.

Therefore if a student prints single-sided, they will be charged 25p, and if they print double-sided they will be charged 12.5p+12.5p=25p. Again there is no change to the end cost.

The same method for calculating the cost also applies to photocopying.

It is better to print double sided, than single sided.

Printing double-sided