This is the next generation of FollowMe Printing and the University is investing in new devices with this capability to provide additional features such as being able to select which jobs you want to print and even deleting print jobs directly from the device.
To allow for these additional features there is change in the way you operate them and this page is intended as a guide to using the new devices.
Currently there are three new colour devices located across the campus; Ground floor of the Library, the Hub in the Main Building and in the open access computer lab in Main Building East 476.
Firstly if on arriving to use the device the screen is blank then it is in energy saving mode and you will need to wake it up. This can be done by pressing the Power button which will have a green light on.
Once awake the device will ask you to present your ID, which means that you will need to swipe your uniCARD on the reader located on the right hand side of the device.
Having swiped your card the screen will start loading the FollowMe Embedded application and will then show both your username and the number of print credits you have across the top of the screen. It will also present you with two options; 'Print All' which will print all currently queued print jobs and 'Print' which will allow you to select the relevant print jobs that you want to print on this occasion.
At this point if you do not need to print but instead want to copy or scan to email, then you will need to press the relevant button, Copy or Scan (See the Mode selection buttons image below).
If you are printing and choose to select the individual documents you will be presented with a list of the documents on your FollowMe print queue. This page also shows the individual cost and the number of print credits required to print each document.
Documents can be selected by clicking on them and once highlighted you can either print or delete them from your FollowMe queue. Once you have clicked the ‘Print Selected’ button you can then press the log out and wait for your documents to be printed. You can check on the progress of the printing by selecting the ‘Status / Job Cancel’ button from the devices main panel even if you are not currently logged into the device.
The FollowMe embedded devices will always login when printing, unlike the older devices, to provide the additional new features. Therefore you must always log out of the device before walking away from it to stop anyone accessing your account and using it for photocopying.
To logout you can either press the ‘Logout’ button on the FollowMe screen, the ‘Logout’ button on the device main control panel or by swiping your uniCARD again. If swiping your uniCARD then please ensure you only swipe the card once in a single action. By swiping the card backwards and forwards several times you will risk FollowMe logging you out of the device and back in again.
If the printer you are attempting to use does not appear to be operating correctly please contact the IT Helpdesk.