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PRINT SERVICES

Printing facilities are widely available throughout the Institute for all staff and students as well as visitors to DIT. Print facilities may vary from site to site. All staff members are encouraged to speak to their Department Head regarding any specialist printing needs.

Who can use this service

Staff, Students & Guests

Get Started

Staff printing is managed at the Department level. In most cases, Staff members can print using a local shared network printer or a personal desktop printer in the office in which they are located. If you are not already connected to the printer in your office, have difficulty connecting, or need help installing a new device, please log a call with the Service Desk. A local technician will make an appointment convienent to your schedule to help address your printing query.

If you need to purchase a new printer, scanner, toner, or other printing supplies, please contact your local department administrator. ICT staff can advise you as to what devices may suit your reprographic needs and help you aquire any necessary quotations, but we cannot raise a purchase order on your behalf.

Student print services is provided by Datapac and managed by ICT Services for a four year contact (Sep 2013 - Aug 2017).

Students can print from any Student PC, personal laptop, or your mobile device at any of the 64 Datapac printers around the Institute. All Datapac printers can:

  • Print, copy, or scan to email
  • Make A3 or A4 prints and copies
  • Print in either Black & White or Colour

To use a Datapac photocopier, Students first need to credit their account. This can be done either online or by using any of the kiosks located in the libraries to top up.

 

Datapac are the providers of the DIT Student Print, Copy and Scanning service.


Student print services is provided by Datapac and managed by ICT Services

You can print from any Student PC or your own laptop or mobile device and release the print at any of the 64 Datapac printers around Campus. All printers can:

  • Print / copy / scan to email
  • A3 /A4
  • BW / Colour

To begin using the service you must first credit your account.

DIT guests or staff wishing to use these services must create a print account via one of the Datapac Kiosks before being able to use the facilities. Please follow the instructions below.

  1. At one of the Datapac Kiosks, touch ‘Guest Sign Up’
  2. Enter your name
  3. Choose a 4 digit numeric PIN code (example 1234)
  4. Type in your contact email address
  5. Insert cash and touch ‘Finish’
     
A receipt will print with your Guest ID login number; these details will be emailed to you, if you entered your email address. Use your login number and PIN at an Datapac printer. Keep this Guest ID number and your PIN safe and you can use this when you visit again, by entering this Guest login number and PIN at the kiosk to top up, or when you top up online at www.ditprint.ie. The account will be removed if inactive for 14 months

  Single sided Double sided
A4 B&W €0.05 €0.07
A4 Colour €0.09 €0.15
A3 B&W €0.09 €0.14
A3 Colour €0.14 €0.24

 

There is no cost for scanning however you need to have a non-zero balance in your account to allow scanning to work

Datapac Scanner/Copier/Printers are located in Libraries and areas close to computer laboratories or open areas where wireless networks are most commonly used by students. Print jobs are held on the system for twenty four hours before being automatically cleared. During this period, the prints may be released on any device at any campus.

Locations of Printer/Copiers :


View Student Printer Locations (Datapac) in a larger map

If you experience any difficulties using the imaging devices, Datapac provide the following assistance:

Email support: helpdesk@ditprint.ie

(This email address is monitored between 8:30 - 17:30. Students must email from their DIT email address)

Telephone support:

087 6243514 (Operating hours: 10:30 -12:30 & 13:30 -16:30)

Pop up desk locations:

A datapac support person is available to assist you at the following locations and times:

Aungier St - Daily in room 2071 between 11:00 - 11:30

Kevin St - Daily ground floor Annex between between 12:15 - 13:15

Cathal Brugha St - Mon, Wed Fri in Library room between 16:00 - 17:00

Mountjoy Sq -Mon, Wed Fri in room 219 between 14:30 - 15:30

Bolton St - Daily in room 369.9 between 10:00 - 11:00

Linenhall - Tue, Thu in studio 6\7 between 11:45 - 12:30

Grangegorman - Daily room NH104 Northhouse between 15:00 - 16:00

** Datapac Print/ Copy /Scan video **

How do I?....

Touch Pull Print on the screen
Enter your Student number, you can do this by typing it on the printer keypad or Touch Screen, or by scanning your Student Card.
Enter your 4 digit PIN on the keypad or Touch Screen.
Select your print job by using up/down scroll keys on the touch screen and checking the box to the left of the document you want to print
Press OK to select print job
Press Return to print job or C/Ce to cancel job


When you are finished printing your document please log off the printer using the yellow button on the keypad. 
View Datapac's How to Print Video

Touch Copy on the screen
Enter your Student number, you can do this by typing it on the printer keypad or Touch Screen, or by scanning your Student Card
Enter your PIN on the keypad or Touch Screen
Copier is now activated and ready to use

When you are finished copying your document please log off the printer using the yellow button on the keypad. 


Touch Copy on the screen
You will be asked to enter your Student number, you can do this by typing it on the printer keypad or Touch Screen, or by scanning your Student Card
Enter your 4 digit PIN on the keypad or Touch Screen
Change Paper Selection from Automatic to A4
Change Content Orientation from Portrait to landscape.
Change Original Size from B4 to A3.

View Datapac's How to copy video

Touch Email on the screen
Enter your Student number, you can do this by typing it on the printer keypad or Touch Screen, or by scanning your Student Card
Enter your 4 digit PIN on the keypad or Touch Screen
Touch "more options" tab at the end of the screen
Scroll down until you find "Job Build"
Change the job build option from off to on


When you are finished scanning your document please log off the printer using the yellow button on the keypad. 
You must have a non zero balance in your Printing account to allow scanning to work.

View Datapac's How to scan video


You can credit your account in either of two ways

1. Online top up

  • Go to www.ditprint.ie and enter your Student number and 4 digit PIN number to login
  • Click ePayand follow the instructions to top up your account.
    • Minimum top up: €2
    • Maximum top up €50

Topping up online can be done with visa or Mastercard

 

2. Top up station:

  • Go to a pay kiosk located in your nearest library. Enter your Student Number.
  • Enter the amount you want to top up. Click Finish or print receipt

The pay kiosks accept 10c, 20c, 50c, €1, €2 coins and €5, €10, €20 notes. There is no change facility at the kiosks.

 

View your balance

  • Go to www.ditprint.ie and enter your Student number and 4 digit PIN number to login
  • Click Transactions. Your credit balance is shown here along with a list of all your print transactions.

 

Print / Copy costs

  Single sided Double sided
A4 B&W €0.05 €0.07
A4 Colour €0.09 €0.15
A3 B&W €0.09 €0.14
A3 Colour €0.14 €0.24

There is no cost for scanning however you need to have a non-zero balance in your account for scanning to work

How to print from your mobile device

There are 4 methods of mobile printing available

  1. Print by installing print drivers*
  2. Upload your document to print
  3. Copying a web address to print
  4. Emailing your document to print

‌‌ * Install print driver for Windows\MAC is the preferred print method because it is the only method that allows printing from any program that supports printing and it allows you adjust printing preferences such as A4 \ A3, B&W\ Colour.

Getting started

To print using any method click the following link http://ditprint.ie and click "Click Here to Access Mobile Printing". Login to the Datapac Mobile Print Login using the following credentials:

  • Username: Student / Staff number
  • Password: 4 digit printing PIN
NOTE: For all methods of printing, if you send any job which has colour, you will be charged at colour rates. Printing preferences can only be changed when printing using the Print driver.

 

1. How to Print by Installing print drivers

This option enables you to print from your Laptop or MacBook. This will allow printing from all applications, i.e. Microsoft Office and will allow you to select your printiing preferences such as black & white or coulour printing, double sided ro single sided, A4 or A3.

  • Click Install Print Driver for Windows \ MAC
  • Follow the instructions to install the driver

When you need to print a file, Click File - Print and then Select DITDriverPrint

Note: if you send a print job to the printer which has colour, you will be charged at colour rates. For driver printing, should you only need the job in black & white do the following:

 

2. How to print by uploading your documents to print

This will allow you to upload your document from PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android Devices and submit it to your print account. Supported file types are PDF, PS, GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, Tiff.

 

3. How to print by copying a web address to print

This option allows you copy a web address from your browser and submit the page for printing. Supported file types are PDF, PS, GIF, JPEG, PNG, BMP, Tiff.

 

4. How to print by emailing your document

  • Click Email your document to the print system
  • Your default email client will automatically open and allow you to attach your file to be printed

or

  • If you are using your student web based Google email, copy the Default email address or the Option 1 email address into the "To" field of a new email. Then attach your document and send. This will email the attachment to your print account.

Printing FAQs

Go to www.ditprint.ie and enter your Student number and 4 digit PIN number to login. Click setup. If your PIN is not working or you have forgotten your PIN number please contact Datapac directly using the contact information in the "Need help" section

The printer will automatically log you out after 30 seconds of inactivity. However when you are finished with the printer you should manually log yourself out by clicking the yellow logout button on the keypad to avoid the next users accidentally using their credit.