Printers that also copy and scan
You can print, copy and scan with the multifunctional printers found in Oppari self-study space, libraries and computer lecture rooms. The multifunctional devices are located in Joensuu in Carelia, Agora, Borealis, Educa, Futura, Metria, and Natura campus buildings, and in Kuopio in Oppari in Canthia and Snellmania Library: see Joensuu campus map ja Kuopio campus map (links open in a new tab).
Printing queue name
All shared printers in UEF are connected to a network. When you need to print to paper, you should select a proper printing queue name that is a bit different for Joensuu and Kuopio. You will find the following printing queues in the Windows Printers listing:
- in Joensuu: \\uef-unif-rps1\uef-canon1
- in Kuopio: \\uef-unif-rps2\uef-canon2
If you don’t see the printing queue mentioned above in the Printers list, go to the Windows Desktop of the computer you are working on and locate the Add UEF-Canon icon. Click on it and let the printer queue adding process complete. Now, when you open a Print dialogue window anew, the campus-wide printing queue shows in the Printers listing.
Printing via email
You can also print small documents from your computer or mobile device via email as follows: send an email with the file to be printed as attached, from your UEF email address to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not add an email subject or any text to the email body/message, but only add the To: address as follows: email@example.com, and attach the file to be printed to the email message.
However, printing via email is not recommended for printing long lecture notes, books or scientific articles, due to a big file size or special characters present in the file. These types of files should be printed by opening them first at an Oppari/UEF computer and printing them to the correct campus-wide printer queue, as described in the section above.
Fast printer login
Only you yourself have access to your own printing queue, therefore you need to login to a printer using the short version of your UEF username and password (username without the @uef.fi suffix). This means, that only you, and noone else, can print your documents.
UEF shared printers are equipped with RFID chip scanners that streamline the logging-in process. You can associate your UEF username and password with a student card, debit/credit card or any other card, electronic key or even a mobile phone that has an RFID chip, eg. the contactless payment feature (opens in a new tab). Associating a card with a printer does not harm the card or your mobile phone in any way. You can create such an association by first scanning your card/electronic key/mobile device with a printer’s RFID scanner, before entering your UEF username and password to the printer’s login screen. If your login attempt is successful, the association is completed and henceforth you can log in just by scanning your associated card/electronic key/mobile device at a RFID scanner.
If you find youself in a situation that no RFID card or electronic key is available to you, you may purchase a sticky RFID tag (its price is 1,80 €). You can attach this RFID tag onto any card that doesn’t have an RFID chip/contactless payment feature of its own.
Please also see this step-by-strep illustrated guide On how to activate an RFID card, log in, print and scan (pdf) (in Finnish).
See step-by-step printing instructions (pdf).
Video: How to print in UEF (1:53).
As a basic, Master’s Degree or an exchange student you get 18€ to your printing account for each whole study year, at the 1st of August, or as soon as you activate your study rights. With this sum you can print 400 grayscale/black-and-white pages or 90 color pages during a study year. If you come to study at the UEF only for one semester, you will get 9€ to your printing account. Any unused print quota will not be transferred to the next academic year. Black-and-white/grayscale prints and copies cost: 0,045 € / page (A4 or A3 page size).
Color prints and copies cost: 0,20 € / page (A4 or A3 page size).
Scanning is free of charge.
The cost of prints is charged from your personal printing account during each printing job. You can pay for extra printouts at the IT Service Desk buy them online. If you have any problems with using the machines, ask for help at the IT Service Desk.
You can refill your printing account online (opens in a new tab), or by buying a printing package at the Oppari Service Desk in Joensuu or Kuopio (we only accept debit or credit cards, cash is not accepted as a means of payment). There are following printing packages available for purchase:
See also the price list of items and services at the Oppari Service Desk..
If you can't find the printing queue on an Oppari workstation, double-click the "Add Canon1/2-tulostin" icon on the desktop, let the installation script finish its job, and re-start the program you're trying to print from (Word/Adobe PDF/web browser/etc.).
If you can't find the icon mentioned above, do the following:
- Click the Windows logo on the taskbar or the Windows key on the keyboard
- Click the Settings/Asetukset gear
- In Windows Settings/Windowsin asetukset, click the Devices/Laitteet icon
- Click "Add a printer or scanner"/"Lisää tulostin tai skanneri"
- In the Printers list, find and click either "uef-canon2 on UEF-UNIF-RPS1" (in Joensuu) or "uef-canon2 on UEF-UNIF-RPS2" (in Kuopio)
- Click "Add device"/"Lisää laite" under the printer's name to add the missing web printing queue to the system
Make sure you have sent your document to the right printer, i.e. that you have chosen the correct printer or printing queue in the printing window of the program you're using. Read the detailed instructions for printing at the beginning of this page.
If you have a printing budget (prints are liable to charges) make sure that your printing account has enough balance to print the document. See the prices and instructions on adding money to your printing account above.
Make sure that the paper hasn't jammed in the printer. If the paper has jammed inside the printer, there is a notification on the printer's screen. Follow the instructions on the screen to remove the paper from the printer.
If the paper hasn't jammed, there is a compatibility problem between the printer and the computer program. The printer hasn't been able to decode the document sent by the program. Solution:
- if the document isn't in PDF form, save it as a PDF by printing the document with Microsoft Print to PDF or Foxit Reader PDF Printer. These are virtual PDF printers that will save the document as a PDF file on the hard drive and ask the user to type a new PDF file name. Take note of the folder where you save the PDF file, and the name of the new file.
- open the recently created PDF document in Adobe Reader: open File Explorer with the keyboard shortcut Windows + E; open the folder where the file is located; activate the file; choose "Open with..." / "Avaa sovelluksessa..." by right-clicking or from the context menu; choose Adobe Reader.
- press Ctrl + P to open the Adobe Reader printing window. Click Advanced and when the Advanced Print Setup dialogue box opens, activate the Print As Image setting.
This is about a compatibility problem between Adobe Reader and the printer. The Print As Image setting cannot be used with electronically fillable PDF forms. The solution is to open the filled form in the Edge browser and print it from there.
- open File Explorer with the keyboard shortcut Windows + E; open the folder where the file is located; activate the file; choose "Open with..." / "Avaa sovelluksessa..." by right-clicking or from the context menu; choose Microsoft Edge.
- press Ctrl + P to open the Microsoft Edge printing window. Press Enter to begin printing.
Advanced printing features
You can find 2-sided printing from the first tab of the controller's user interface. From the 1-sided/2-sided/Booklet menu choose 2-sided printing (Kaksipuolinen tulostus).
From the Binding Location (Sidontakohta) menu you can choose how your print is read. Here Long Edge (Pitkä reuna) means that the 2-sided print is read like a book by turning the paper with the long edge first. Short Edge (Lyhyt reuna) means that it is read like a calendar by turning the paper with the short edge first.
The icon on the left shows how your document will be printed. If you don't need other finishing functions, accept your choices by clicking OK.
You can choose your print to be stapled. From the Staple/Collate/Group menu choose Staple + Collate (Nidonta & Lajittelu).
You can also choose the placement of the staple separately. As default it will be on the top left corner of your document. If you want to change the setting, choose Staple Position (Niitin paikka).
You can also print your document as a booklet. Then the machine will place the pages side by side on an A4 or A3 paper, folds it, and staples the papers with two staples in the middle, if your printer's finisher supports this stapling option.
The document can have a maximum of 60 pages. If there are more pages, the finisher will not fold the papers or staple them in the middle, but it will place the pages in the correct order like a booklet.
From the 1-sided/2-sided/Booklet menu in the middle of the first tab of the controller, choose Booklet (Vihkotulostus). From the Saddle Stitch Settings (Satulanidonnan asetukset) menu, choose Fold+Saddle Stitch (Taitto+Satulanidonta). Without this option activated the document will be printed with a booklet layout but without middle stitching.
Put the material that is suitable for the printer to the bypass tray (small hatch at the right end of the machine). On the touch screen the machine asks for the paper size. Choose the right size, for example A4. Press Next. Tell the type of the material in the bypass tray and press OK. It is important to input the thickness of the material/paper correctly, otherwise it will get stuck inside the printer.
In your computer program, move to the printing menu and then to the printer properties. Choose to show the printer configuration on the left by clicking the small printer icon at the top of the page. Click the bypass on the graphic printer icon. Accept by clicking OK and begin printing.