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MyPrint Online Help

Go to MyPrint Online Help to find instructions for MyPrint, Shop and WebPrint. Topics listed below:

  1. MyPrint Overview
  2. Using MyPrint for the first time
  3.  ​Add Value to your Account
  4. Change Your Settings
  5. WebPrint
  6. Shop
  7. MyPrint Support
How to use MyPrint for the first time
USC students

Log in to MyPrint using your USC username and password. When you log in for the very first time, you simply create your MyPrint account.

  • Add credit to your MyPrint account, before you can print or photocopy.
  • Setup a 4-digit PIN to secure your MyPrint account.
  • You will need to know your USC Student ID number and 4 digit pin to login to a printer.
Guests of USC

Create a Guest Account to access the MyPrint website and self-serve copying and printing facilities.

  • To create a Guest Account you will need a valid email address. MyPrint will communicate with you via this email address.
  • Refer to Create a Guest Account for full instructions.

Note: If you would like to close your account please email maps@usc.edu.au. Refunds are available for values above $10.

Guest accounts are active for 24 months.

How to print
Print from a USC computer

Printing from a USC computer allows you to change how your file will print. You can adjust the print properties to 1 or 2 sided; reduce or enlarge; change the print orientation; layout multiple pages per sheet, plus much more.

  1. Log on to a student PC, with your USC username and password.
  2. Open your document and press 'Print'.
  3. Select one of the following printer drivers:-
    • Black on wsp-printsvr01
    • Colour on wsp-printsvr01
  4. Select 'Print Properties' to adjust how your file will print
  5. Press 'Print'
  6. Your file will be waiting at a printer ready for release*. Go to any self-serve printer and login with your ID number and enter/create your 4 digit PIN.

For further printing help, refer to How To: Print from a USC computer below.

*MyPrint files will be available for 24 hours, or until you print or delete them.

NOTE: You must have credit on your MyPrint account (SSAF credit or credit you have added via MyPrint), to be able to print.

WebPrint - Print from your own device

To print via WebPrint, your files must be print-ready in the format and size that you need to be printed.

If you need to change the print properties of your print file, please Print from a USC computer, as per the instructions above.

For detailed WebPrint instructions, refer to How To: WebPrint - Print from your own device below.

How To:

The print drivers at USC are defaulted to print A4, portrait, double sided.

How to Print from a USC Computer
  1. Log on to a student PC, with your USC username and password.
  2. Open your document and select 'File' and then 'Print'.
  3. Select one of the following printer drivers:-
    • Black on wsp-printsvr01
    • Colour on wsp-printsvr01
  4. Press 'Print'
  5. Your file will be waiting at a printer ready for release.

NOTE:  MyPrint files will be available for 24 hours, or until you print or delete them.

How to Print single sided
Print A4, portrait, single sided
  1. Log on to a student PC, with your USC username and password.
  2. Open your document and select 'File' and then 'Print'.
  3. Select one of the following printer drivers:-
    • Black on wsp-printsvr01
    • Colour on wsp-printsvr01
  4. Click on 'Printer Properties' or 'Properties'.
  5. Select the A4 - Black 1 Side from the 'One Click Preset List'
  6. Click ‘Print’.
  7. Your file will be waiting at a printer ready for release.

NOTE:  MyPrint files will be available for 24 hours, or until you print or delete them.

Print single sided with other print options
  1. Log on to a student PC, with your USC username and password.
  2. Open your document and select 'File' and then 'Print'.
  3. Select one of the following printer drivers:-
    • Black on wsp-printsvr01
    • Colour on wsp-printsvr01
  4. Click on 'Printer Properties' or 'Properties'.
  5. Choose your preferred print options.
  6. For single sided printing, click on the '2 Sided' dropdown and select Off.
  7. Click ‘Print’.
  8. Your file will be waiting at a printer ready for release.

NOTE:  MyPrint files will be available for 24 hours, or until you print or delete them.

How to Print on A3
  1. Log on to a student PC, with your USC username and password.
  2. Open your document and select 'File' and then 'Print'.
  3. Select one of the following printer drivers:-
    • Black on wsp-printsvr01
    • Colour on wsp-printsvr01
  4. Click on 'Printer Properties' or 'Properties'.
  5. Click on the 'Detailed Settings' tab.
  6. Change the 'Document Size' to A3.
  7. Change 'Reduce/Enlarge' to Fit to Print Size​.
  8. Change 'Print On' to A3.
  9. Click ‘Print’.
  10. Your file will be waiting at a printer ready for release.

NOTE:  MyPrint files will be available for 24 hours, or until you print or delete them.

Microsoft Word issue

If you are following the above steps, and your file is still printing in A4, check your 'Page Setup':

  1. Select 'File' and then 'Print'.
  2. Click on 'Page Setup'.
  3. Click on the 2nd tab 'Paper'.
  4. Set the 'Paper Size' to A3.
How to Print multiple PowerPoint slides per page
  1. Log on to a student PC, with your USC username and password.
  2. Open your Powerpoint document and select 'File' and then 'Print'.
  3. Select one of the following printer drivers:-
    • Black on wsp-printsvr01
    • Colour on wsp-printsvr01
  4. Click on the ‘Full Page Slides’ drop down box under 'SETTINGS'.
  5. Click on how many slides per page you would like.
  6. Click ‘Print’ (the printer icon at the top of the screen).
  7. Your file will be waiting at a printer ready for release.

NOTE:  MyPrint files will be available for 24 hours, or until you print or delete them.

How to Print multiple PDF pages per sheet
  1. Log on to a student PC, with your USC username and password.
  2. Open your PDF and select 'File' and then 'Print'.
  3. Select one of the following printer drivers:-
    • Black on wsp-printsvr01
    • Colour on wsp-printsvr01
  4. Under ‘Paper Sizing & Handling’, select ‘Multiple’.
  5. Specify the number of 'Pages per sheet' and 'Page order'.
  6. Click 'Print'.
  7. Your file will be waiting at a printer ready for release.

NOTE:  MyPrint files will be available for 24 hours, or until you print or delete them.

How to Print PowerPoints with dark backgrounds
Option 1: Prints white text on black background
  1. Ensure print driver is set to ‘Black on wsp-printsvr01’
  2. Change to ‘Color’ in the bottom PowerPoint option
  3. Click on Print

NOTE: PowerPoint will print in black and white and charge black and white pricing.

Option 2: Prints black text on white back ground

Save the PowerPoint as a PDF – in 'Pure Black and white'

  1. Change Printer to ‘Microsoft Print to PDF’
  2. Change to ‘Pure Black and white’ in the bottom PowerPoint option
  3. Click on Print
  4. Type in a File Name and choose a location to save the PDF

Print the PDF created using above 4 steps

  1. Open the PDF and select Print
  2. Ensure print driver is set to ‘Black on wsp-printsvr01’
  3. Click on Print

NOTE: PowerPoint will print in black and white and charge black and white pricing.

Option 3: Print in colour
  1. Ensure print driver is set to ‘Colour on wsp-printsvr01’
  2. Change to ‘Color’ in the bottom PowerPoint option
  3. Click on Print

NOTE: PowerPoint will print in colour and charge colour pricing.

How to Print in Colour using inDesign
  1. Open your Adobe InDesign file.
  2. Select ‘File’ and then ‘Print’.
  3. Use the drop-down menu to select the colour printer — Colour (on wsp-printsvr01).
  4. On the left hand side of the print dialog box, click on ‘Output’.
  5. Use the drop down menu to adjust the colour output to ‘Composite RGB’.
  6. Click ‘Print’.
  7. Your file will be waiting at a printer ready for release.

NOTE: If you do not change the colour output as explained above, your document will be printed in black and white from the colour machine and you will be charged the normal colour price - .60c per A4 page.

NOTE:  MyPrint files will be available for 24 hours, or until you print or delete them.

Once you have sent your file to print, refer to How to print your files at a self-serve printer, on the How To: Print / Copy / Scan tab.

To print from WebPrint successfully, your files MUST BE print-ready in the format and size that you need to be printed.

The only print options available via WebPrint are:

  • Black & white or colour; single or double sided; select a page range; and number of copies.
How to ensure your document is 'print-ready'

When printing via WebPrint, your file will be printed at the actual size of the document. ie, an A5 image will print at A5 size, on an A4 piece of paper.

If you need to enlarge, reduce, change the layout or print in booklet format, we recommend that you Print from a USC Computer (File + Print). Alternatively, you can create a print-ready file - see instructions below.

Create a 'print-ready' file
  1. Open the your document.
  2. Select Print to PDF as the 'Printer' / 'Printer driver'.
  3. Click on 'Printer Properties' or 'Properties' to make the required changes to your document.
  4. Click 'Print'.
  5. You will need to enter 'File name' and choose a file location, and the click 'Save'.
  6. This will save your file as a print ready PDF.
  7. Be sure to open the PDF and check that your preferred settings have applied correctly.
  8. Your file is now ready to print via WebPrint.
How to File Print
  1. Log into MyPrint.
  2. Click on the WebPrint tab.
  3. From the File Print tab.
  4. Click on Change beside 'Print Properties' in the top section to set your print preferences.
  5. Click on 'Upload your files'.
  6. Navigate to your print file/s, click to select and click on 'Open'.
  7. Your print job will appear in the MyPrint Files list and may take a few minutes to process before it finishes uploading.
  8. When the 'File Status' is set to Waiting at printer, you can go to a printer to release your print job.

NOTE:  MyPrint files will be available for 24 hours, or until you print or delete them.

NOTE:  While your print file is still in your MyPrint Files list, with a the 'Files Status' set to Waiting at printer, you can make changes to the Print Properties. Refer to the 'How to change Print Properties AFTER your file has uploaded' to ensure you change the Print properties in the correct section.

How to URL Print
  1. Log into MyPrint.
  2. Click on the WebPrint tab.
  3. From the URL Print tab.
  4. Click on Change beside 'Print Properties' in the top section to set your print preferences.
  5. Open the webpage document and copy the URL/address.
  6. Paste the document url on the URL Print page (it must be a document with file extension such as PDF, DOC etc.)
  7. Select submit.
  8. Your print job will appear in the MyPrint Files list and may take a few minutes to process before it finishes uploading.
  9. When the 'File Status' is set to Waiting at printer, you can go to a printer to release your print job.

NOTE:  MyPrint files will be available for 24 hours, or until you print or delete them.

NOTE:  While your print file is still in your MyPrint Files list, with a the 'Files Status' set to Waiting at printer, you can make changes to the Print Properties. Refer to the 'How to change Print Properties AFTER your file has uploaded' to ensure you change the Print properties in the correct section.

How to Print from an Email
Register to Print from an Email
  1. Log into MyPrint.
  2. Click on the WebPrint tab.
  3. Click on the Register for Email Print tab.
  4. Confirm or change the email address and click Select.
  5. Click on Change beside 'Print Properties' in the top section to set your default Print Properties for email to print.

You are now set to email to print from your registered email address. If you change email addresses, make sure you re-register your email.

To send your Email to Print
  • Once your email is registered
  • Open your email account and send your email to myprint@usc.edu.au
  • If there is an attachment to your email, the attachment will be processed for printing. If there is no attachment, the body of your email will be processed for printing.
  • Your file will take a few minutes to upload.

If you need to change the print properties:

  1. Log on to MyPrint.usc.edu.au.
  2. Go to WebPrint.
  3. Follow the steps in the 'How to change Print Properties AFTER your file has uploaded' dropdown below.

NOTE:  MyPrint files will be available for 24 hours, or until you print or delete them.

How to change Print Properties AFTER your file has uploaded

While your print file is still in your MyPrint Files list, with a the 'Files Status' set to Waiting at printer, you can make changes to the Print Properties.

  1. Click to select your files in the MyPrint Files list.
  2. Click on 'Change print properties before you print...' to amend your print preferences.
  3. It may take a minute or so for the 'Print Properties' and 'Cost' (if applicable) to adjust.
  4. You can now go to a printer to release your print job.

Once you have sent your file to print, refer to How to print your files at a self-serve printer, on the How To: Print / Copy / Scan tab.

How to Create your 4 digit PIN
At a self-serve printer:
  1. Enter your ID Number.
  2. When prompted to enter your new PIN, create your own 4 digit number then press Ok. You will be prompted to enter your 4 digit PIN again to confirm it, then press Ok.
  3. Your PIN is now set. You will use this PIN every time you want to print or photocopy.
How to Change your 4 digit PIN
At a self-serve printer:
  1. Login with your ID Number and 4 digit PIN.
  2. Click on Change PIN.
  3. Enter your Current PIN and click Ok.
  4. Enter your New PIN and click Ok.
  5. Re-enter your New PIN and click Ok. Your new PIN is now set.

Note: If you have forgotten your 4 digit PIN, you will need to follow the steps below to change your PIN online.

Online:
  1. Via MyPrint. Refer to 'Change your Account PIN' on the MyPrint Online Help page

Visit the MyPrint Shop webpage for detailed product information and ordering instructions, payment options and turn-around times.

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