PRINTING


There are several ways to print in Design Factory. How and what you print will greatly define how and from which printer you should print. This page focuses on helping you install printers, contact the right people and in general cater to your printing needs.

Aalto Users

Aalto account owners. These users can print from their personal Aalto computers, a personal computer or mobile device and Aalto classroom computers.


Visitors

If you are a visitor and do not have an Aalto user account you can only print via VisitorPrinting system or from our Kiosk printing computer.


Others

If you are an Aalto student or staff and you need to print in large scale, as in posters please contact our PrintShop staff.


Printing for Aalto Users

If you have an Aalto account these instructions are for you

Secure Printing

In Aalto we have a private Cloud printing model in use. This means that a printing job can be sent to a single printing queue and then released from any Printing Point device. This way there is no accidental printing and there is no waist from forgetting to pick up your printing jobs.

When you send a print job to the SecurePrintPS print queue the job will be printed after you have identified yourself on the Printing Point device. The only Printing Point device in Design Factory is in the CopyRoom, next to the lobby.

In order to register yourself to the system see the Registration instruction page.

Print your jobs on both sides of the paper whenever you can, and use electronic materials to avoid unnecessary printing. Unprinted jobs will disappear from the print queue after 8 hours. A Printing Point device is a printer, so stapling or any other post-processing might not possible.

Printing quotas

  • Students
    • 200 pages per quarter of a year (black-and-white pages, size A4 or A3)
  • Staff
    • 500 pages per quarter of a year (black-and-white or colour pages, size A4 or A3)

Detailed Instructions


Mobile Printing

If you would like to use your mobile device or your personal computer to print via Secure Print do as follows:

  • Send an email to mobileprint@aalto.fi from your aalto.fi email account
  • Attach the files (.pdf, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .jpg, .txt, .ppt or .pptx.) that you want to print or just type in the text you want to print (Rich Text or HTML)
  • You do not have to write anything in the message field, because any email message is also processed as a separate print job.
  • Fetch your print form a Printing Point device
  • In order to register yourself to the system see the Registration instruction page.

The maximum size of documents that can be printed is 50 MB. If there are several attachments, they are processed as separate print jobs. Print jobs are usually processed with in minutes. However large online traffic can extend this to 15 minutes, thus be patient.

Unprinted jobs will disappear from the queue after 8 hours. A Printing Point device is a printer, so stapling or any other post-processing is not possible.

Printing quotas

  • Students
    • 200 pages per quarter of a year (black-and-white pages, size A4 or A3)
  • Staff
    • 500 pages per quarter of a year (black-and-white or colour pages, size A4 or A3)

Detailed Instructions


Direct Printing

Unlike in Secure Printing mode where you have to release your print from the printer in Direct Printing mode your print is automatically printed from a device of your choice. All T21000 labeled printers in Design Factory support Direct Printing, with the exception of the small kiosk printer that is located in the CopyRoom.

If you would like to use Direct Print you need to add the printers to your Aalto computer manually. Instructions to do so are on this page. Unfortunately direct print is not supported from non Aalto computers.

We strongly recommend to use Secure Printing as that is more secure and minimises possible waste due to prints not being picked up from the right printer or picked up at all.

Printing quotas

  • Students
    • 200 pages per quarter of a year (black-and-white pages, size A4 or A3)
  • Staff
    • 500 pages per quarter of a year (black-and-white or colour pages, size A4 or A3)

Detailed Instructions

Visitor Printing

If you do not have an Aalto account these instructions are for you

Visitor Printing

As a guest of Aalto University you can print in the department you are visiting. In order to print, you have to send an email with the documents attached that you would like to print to visitorprint@aalto.fi. Print jobs can be sent from any email address you have except Aalto address (@aalto.fi).

Processing the print job will take anywhere between 1 and 15 minutes.

If you are in a hurry you can use the Kiosk Printing method.

Detailed Instructions


Kiosk Printing

If you are in a big rush and just need to print something super quick we have a kiosk machine that is setup for these jobs.

  • Go to CopyRoom in the lobby
  • Log into the iMac as a Guest
  • Get the files that you want to print to the iMac
  • Print the files from the small black and white printer that is next to the iMac
  • Log out. All files and browsing history will be deleted

List of printers

Here are all the printers in the building. Most of these printers have instructions printed next to them.

Printer Name Location Secure Print Direct Print Color Size A4 Size A3 Scans to email AalTo User Visitor Staff Only
T21000-ps1 Basement – Basement Floor YES  YES YES
T21000-ps2 Company Plaza – 2nd Floor (go up after Kafis) YES  YES YES
T21000-ps3 Research Plaza – 2nd Floor (go up after Kafis) YES  YES YES
T21000-ps4 StaffWing – 2nd Floor (go up after Lobby) YES  YES YES
T21000-ps5 The Barn – Entrance Floor YES  YES YES
T21000-ps6 Copy Room – Entrance Floor  YES YES YES
T21000-psc4 Copy Room – Entrance Floor YES YES YES  YES  YES  YES YES YES
Barbara PrintShop – Large scale plotter printing via PrintShop Staff YES YES
Benedict PrintShop – High Quality Photo Printer printing via PrintShop Staff YES YES

PRINTING PEOPLE

These people know more about the printers in Design Factory

  • George Atanassov Production, AV, IT, Spaces and Tech

    george.atanassov@aalto.fi
    +358 41 465 1391

  • Vesa “Vesku” Saarijärvi Machine Shop Manager

    vesa.saarijarvi@aalto.fi
    +358 50 525 0273

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