I would like to know peoples thoughts on why the printers in the arts block now print on both sides of the page and why the default system hasn't been rectified. Personally, I think this is a dishonest attempt by the university at saving money on printing paper since the introduction of the new printing system. I just printed out a document which was suppose to be on separate pages but turned out to be on both sides of one page yet I was still charged the price of two prints. This isn't the first time that this has happened. Before Chruistmas I had an assignment due which was 15 pages in length. It took me two unsuccessful attempts at printing the assignment before I realised this and it cost me a fare few quid. I think it is a pure scam and I'm surprised nobody has mentioned it.
You're paying for ink not paper afaik.
As far as I know there are notices on each computer in the PACR in Arts block, also when I was printing there for a first time I was informed that I have to change settings from Duplex if I do not want a document to be printed on both pages. I do personally do not think that the university is trying to save money on the paper, I think that they try to promote printing on both pages to reduce waste if paper i.e. saving forests.
For years, everyone complained that that the University was wasting paper by not making double sided printing the default.
God damn those evil fiends thinking of the rainforests....
*maybe you wanna rethink using the word scam*
Just check the settings before you print instead of blaming the University, problem solved.
I think burning a load of trees infront of the arts block is the only way to solve this, show those damn hippies that they cant win.
I prefer to print the library when I can, not for assignments because I always forget to set it so it prints on one side, but it does charge me half the price when I am printing out on both sides, it actually turns out cheaper than the arts block I think.
Is it not 8c per print everywhere? Even if you're printing duplex I'm pretty sure it charges you 16c for a double sided page.
Nope, I printed off an essay on Tuesday, it was 24c the first time double-sided, and 48c one-sided