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Student printing

Help cut down on paper with these changes to on-campus printing

Student printing

At Deakin, we're committed to sustainability and continuously seek ways to reduce waste. Our on-campus printing services reflect this commitment, with changes designed to promote responsible printing habits.

We will continue reviewing our printing policies to align with our environmental goals.

Monthly printing credit allocation

Each student is allocated $100 worth of printing credits monthly. This generous amount caters to most students' needs without hindering academic requirements.

We encourage mindful printing to help minimise paper waste.

How much can you print?

  • Your credit resets to $100 each month, with no rollover.
  • Printing costs are deducted from your credit balance. These credits are free of charge.
  • A $100 credit typically allows for approximately 1000 black and white A4 copies or over 300 colour copies.
  • If you approach your limit, you'll receive an email alert.
  • Exceeding the limit means no further printing at Deakin for that month.
Print Type A4 cost A3 cost
Greyscale (black and white) $0.10 $0.25
Greyscale, double-sided $0.20 $0.50
Colour $0.30 $0.50
Colour, double-sided $0.60 $1.00

Monitoring your print balance

You can check your balance, print jobs and total pages printed via the PaperCut app with your Deakin credentials on the Deakin network.

Special circumstances

If you have an access plan and require additional printing allowance, you should liaise with the Disability Resource Centre and gain approval for additional use, before contacting the IT Help Desk.

Reasonable use of printers

Print only study-relevant materials. Misuse or personal non-university use may lead to loss of privileges or further action under the Information and Communications Technology Acceptable Use Policy.

Tips for Reducing Printing

  • Utilise digital documents for viewing and sharing.
  • Scan documents using Deakin printers instead of photocopying.
  • Print only when necessary, preferably in black and white.

How to print at Deakin

Download and install the printing client PaperCut from Deakin’s Software Library. To print using PaperCut, a connection to Deakin’s wi-fi eduroam is required. Visit the Knowledge Base article for setup and usage guidance.


Students (undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree by research students) currently enrolled with a status of enrolled or inactive are eligible to receive the monthly credit.

Students who are intermitted, withdrawn or have graduated are not eligible for the monthly credit.

Need Support?

Contact the IT Service Desk for assistance if you have printing issues.

If your issue is being charged for a printing error, please check your PaperCut print history, ensure you were charged, and provide the print job number to IT Service Desk.

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