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IT Services News No. 142 Nov-Dec 2009

Purchase of Laser Printing Units by Octopus Card Only

Since May 2008, Computer Centre has introduced the use of Octopus cards for purchase of laser printing units.  Another two pay-for-print systems have also been introduced in 2008 through which users can pay by Octopus cards when they print at the PC laboratories in Run Run Shaw Building and Old Library Building.    

The Octopus systems are very well received by students due to its convenience to use.  The usage of Octopus card in purchasing laser printing units keeps on increasing and quickly overtakes that of credit card.  

In light of the low utilization of credit card purchase, with effect from December 20, 2009, Computer Centre stopped accepting credit card for purchase of laser printing units in conjunction with the removal of electronic signature in all self-service applications (see more details in another article on HKUESD System Upgraded of this issue of IT Services News).

From now on, staff and students can continue purchasing additional printing units through Octopus cards or use the Octopus-card-based pay-for-print systems for using our laser printing service.  

For enquiry, please contact our Helpdesk at Room RR-104 (phone: 2859 2480) or


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