How to do Wifi printing

In the Library and Learning Commons we have a number of Multi Functional Devices (MFDs) which are available for printing, scanning and copying.  If you are logged into a HWU computer then it is easy to send printing to the MFDs in the usual way i.e. selecting File > Print.

If you are using your own laptop and would like to send documents to the MFDs for printing then you will need to use WiFi printing.

Here are the instructions:
wifi print



Multi-Function Devices – reminders…

When you send something to priprinternt from a HWU desktop PC: –

  • it can be released at any MFD on the network (and you have to release it at the MFD – it won’t just print)
  • if the MFD is “sleeping” wake it up before trying to release your job – press the green button/light on the top right of the console
  • release your job by entering your HWU ID and password OR by swiping your student card (if you have one of the new cards)
  • by default your printout will be black and white and printed on both sides of the paper
  • if you want a colour printout choose HWU-Colour-Print-Release on PRN05 at your PC, when you send your file to print
  • your file will remain in the queue for a 72 hrs window – so you don’t have to release your job until you are ready
  • files deleted from the queue when the 72 hrs window has passed are not charged to your print account
  • log out when you have released your job

You’ll find more information on using the print service on the posters beside each MFD and at

Coming soon…Print Release on MFDs (Edinburgh campus)

From Monday 9th June all IS Multi-function devices (MFDs) in centrally managed PC labs (see and the Cameron Smail library will have Print Release enabled

This will allow staff and students to collect printouts from any MFD in these areas – using your HWU ID card or by logging into the device using your HWU UserID and password (as used for Vision or email)

The advantages of Print Release include

  • improved security – your work will not be printed until you go to an MFD and release it
  •  flexibility – you can release your print at any MFD on the network
  •  less waste and less chance of printouts getting lost as you are in control of where and when you collect your printout

Posters will be displayed at each device to assist users, and a more detailed user guide will be made available on our website (

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