Staff printing (Managed Print Copy Scan)

Information on this page relates to the Managed Print Copy Scan service (MPCS) provided by IT Services.

Key features

  • Print, copy and scan. All Canon Multi Function Devices (MFD) can print, scan and photocopy in colour. Some devices support stapling and A3 paper size.
  • Follow-me. You can collect your print job from any MFD on campus.
  • Contactless login. Tap your staff card to log in to the printer. You can also log in using the onscreen keyboard.
  • Secure print queue. Your print job is held in a secure queue for 72 hours.
  • Paper and toner. Paper and toner is supplied as part of the service at no charge.

Report a printer problem 

If you encounter a fault with a printer please alert your Print Champion.

If you don't know who your Print Champion is, or if they're unavailable, contact the IT Helpdesk quoting the MPCS number on the printer (found on the silver sticker on the front of the machine) and a description of the fault.

Please do not contact Canon directly yourself.

Using your printer

Adding a printer

To be able to add the Managed Print printer your computer must be connected to the University's wired network and you must be logged in with your University username and password.

You can't add the Managed Print printer using the following ways if you're using eduroam wifi.

Staff Windows computer

The Managed Print printer should already be added to computer. If it isn't, follow the steps below for Staff Windows laptop.

Staff Windows laptop
  1. Click Start
  2. In the search box, type \\isswin287 and then press the Enter key
  3. Right-click on Managed Print
  4. Choose Connect... and follow the steps on screen.
Staff Mac

You need to install a print driver to be able to print:

  1. Sign in to the Software Hub with your University username and password.
  2. Search for Canon.
  3. Select Canon Print Driver.
  4. Download the driver and follow the setup instructions included.

Paper and toner refills

ITS staff actively monitor and refill devices in corridors, shared areas and student areas.

However if you find that your device has run out of paper or toner then you can request more.

Quote the MPCS number found on the front of the device and contact or email:

Your order will be delivered on the same day or next working day and be dropped off at the agreed location.

Paper and toner is provided at no charge.

Mobile printing

You can send files to print using your laptop, mobile phone, tablet or from off campus using mobile printing.

  • Attach the documents you want to print to an email and send it to mobileprinting@essex.ac.uk
  • Your document will be converted to a PDF and added to your secure print queue for 8 hours (students) or 48 hours (staff).
  • You can collect your print jobs from any Canon MFD across our three campuses.
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IT Helpdesk
Telephone: 2345 (Colchester) 8341 (Southend)