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Printing at Aalto University

You can print documents at Aalto University with a personal printing card. Print your jobs on both sides of the paper whenever you can, and use electronic materials to avoid unnecessary printing.

Printing quotas (recommendation):  Students: 200 pages per quarter of a year (black-and-white pages, size A4 or A3).  Staff members: 500 pages per quarter of a year (black-and-white or colour pages, size A4 or A3).  Others (such as visitors): printing and copying rights are handled on an individual basis.

Registration of a printing card

A printing card can be registered by means of PrintingPoint devices or Secureprint devices used by staff members.

If your password contains a special character (such as a comma ‘,’), registration will fail. In such a case, you can register the printing card after you have changed your password at: https://salasana.aalto.fi/ or by visiting an IT Service Desk.

  1. Go to the nearest PrintingPoint device or a Secureprint device used by staff (see the list of printer locations below). 
  2. Show the reader in the printer the card you wish to register as a printing card (such as an HSL travel card, Frank (former Lyyra) student card, or a separate Unigrafia printing card that can be purchased at Unigrafia’s offices).
  3. Log in to the device with your Aalto ID.
  4. The card in question now functions as your printing card.

Note! If you loose your printing card, register another one and the lost card will be useless.

The locations of printing devices (PrintingPoint and colour printing)


All Aalto University printing devices that have a card reader can be found in the network, under the name SecureprintPS (or secureprintpcl or secureprint). Standard printouts are always black-and-white.

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

  1. From the printing menu, select SecureprintPS print queue.
  2. After you have printed your print job to the SecureprintPS print queue, you can pick up your printout from any PrintingPoint device.
  3. Show your printing card to the printer, and you will see your own print jobs as a list.
  4. Select the jobs to be printed from the list and change the settings, if necessary, before selecting Print.
  5. The device will print your job.
  6. Log out of the printer.

The locations of printing devices (PrintingPoint and colour printing)


Printing without a printing card

If you do not have your printing card with you, you can enter your Aalto University username and password on the printer’s touch display and log in. If you register another card as a printing card, the original printing card will not work anymore. The device only accepts one active card as a printing card.


Mobile printing

Students and staff members at Aalto University who have a valid Aalto email ID can also use mobile printing tools. If you want to print your job from a mobile device, send your job from your Aalto University email address, as an attachment, to: mobileprint@aalto.fi.


1. Log in to Aalto University’s email and select New Email.

2. Attach the document(s) you want to print as an attachment to the email message (acceptable file formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .jpg, .txt, .ppt, or .pptx), or directly to the email’s message field (in such case, select the HTML or Rich text format). The maximum size of documents that can be printed is 50 MB. If there are several attachments, they are processed as separate print jobs.


3. You do not have to write anything in the message field, because any email message is also processed as a separate print job.

4. Send the email message and attachments to mobileprint@aalto.fi, the heading of the message is optional. 5. You can see the print jobs sent from your mobile device in your ordinary secure print queue. Identify yourself with your printing card (HSL, Frank/Lyyra, Unigrafia’s printing card) for the card identification device and release the job(s) of your choice.

The printer asks you to add paper, but there is already paper in the device

If the printer asks you to add paper but there is already paper in the device, make sure you have selected the correct paper size.

You can print the document by changing the paper size on the printer’s display:


1. If the orange warning light is flashing (2). Press Monitor Key (1).


 2. Select the correct paper size on the display (3) and press OK (4).



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