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Price Reduction on Duplex Printing Using uPrint

To encourage the use of less paper, the charge of duplex printing supported by uPrint will be reduced with effect from 1 September 2015.  The duplex printing charge after revision is tabulated below-

Duplex Printing

Before Revision
Per Page (HK$)

Equivalent
Printing Units

After Revision
Per Page (HK$)

Equivalent
Printing Units

B/W (A4)

0.30

1

0.25

0.83

Color (A4)

2.40

8

2.00

6.66

B/W (A3)

0.60

2

0.50

1.66

Color (A3)

4.80

16

4.00

13.32

uPrint printers supported by ITS are set to print duplex by default (except photocopying which has no default setting).  Users can change the print setting if they wish to print on one-side.

The unit rate of simplex printing (i.e. HK$0.3/HK$0.6 for A4/A3 black and white printing and HK$2.4/HK$4.8 for A4/A3 color printing) will remain unchanged.   All printing charges will be deducted from users’ printing budget under their HKU Portal accounts in the equivalent amount of printing units (HK$0.3/unit).  Users can add printing units using Octopus card through our Add Value Machines at the cost of HK$30 for 100 units. 

For the information of new students, 100 printing units will be added into their HKU Portal accounts upon creation to facilitate them in using the communal PC and printing facilities upon joining the University.  For non-newly admitted undergraduates, they will also receive 100 units at the start of each academic year.

In case you have question on the above, please feel free to contact the undersigned or ithelp@hku.hk

 

Idy Tang
User Services
Tel: 3917 6220
Email: tangky@hk.hk