Aalto IT Help

Locations of printing devices (PrintingPoint and MagnaCard colour printing)

Black and white prints can be printed with PrintingPoint devices, which are located in every Aalto University campus: in Töölö, Otaniemi and Mikkeli. Devices, which have MagnaCard reader, can be used for printing colour prints in Otaniemi and Töölö. Locations of PrintingPoint devices Töölö Main building A wing, 0 floor, hallway A wing, 5th floor, C250

Unigrafia’s services

Unigrafia provides centralized printing services for units, departments and students at the Otaniemi, Töölö and Mikkeli campuses. Besides printing, the printing services include acquisition, disposal, management and advice concerning multifunction devices and network printers. More information about Unigrafia’s services is available on the Inside site.

Printing in Aalto's Linux

A print queue called secureprintps has been added to Aalto University’s Ubuntu workstations and general servers (version 14.04 and later), which is the default printer on most computers. When you want to print something, select secureprintps from the printer menu. Alternatively, you can also use mobile printing (link).

Mobile printing

Students and staff members at Aalto University who have a valid Aalto email ID can also use mobile printing tools. Mobile printing can be used by sending the document to be printed, from an Aalto University email address, as an attachment to a message to the following address: mobileprint@aalto.fi

Adding a printer (Windows)

Classroom computers maintained by Aalto IT have a printer pre-installed, but at the various departments users must install a printer on a workstation. Follow the instructions below to add a printer to a Windows 10 or 7 workstation. Windows 10 1. Open the Start menu and find Printers & scanners (see image below).

Printing with a SecurePrint queue from your own Linux computer

Some more recent Linux distributions have problems with saving user IDs, required by smb printers, in the user’s keychain, for example. In such a case, the user is requested a username and password during every print job. One way to improve the user experience is to save the username and password in the ‘CUPSin printers.conf’ file. Printing from your own Linux computer to Aalto University’s printing server can only be done from trusted networks (wired networks and Eduroam, for instance). 1. Obtain the printer’s descriptor file for your computer: