Managed Print Services changes for 2024

20 Dec 2023
20 Dec 2023

UCT Managed Print Services (MPS) was introduced to campus in 2019, and is the university’s solution to incorporate all aspects of the printing landscape under one umbrella unit.

This centralised service offers many benefits over individual printing contracts, such as standardisation and improved efficiency of printing services, a pay-per-use / cost-per-page printing price (which covers all related costs), and full maintenance and quick-to-respond support by an on-campus support vendor (Altron Document Solutions).

New generation of devices to be introduced

From an initial 177 printing and scanning devices on campus, MPS has grown to242 devices since 2019. MPS will be upgrading its entire fleet of over 240 devices during 2024.

The newer ECO models have larger, more intuitive tablet-like touch sensitive interfaces and provide clearer user instructions and printer information. They also include faster processors and more onboard memory for improved performance.

In addition, the new models feature several environmental benefits.

  • Reduced power consumption for sleep mode.
  • Lower power consumption for scanning, due to the scanner using LED lighting (which is one third of the power consumed by traditional scanners using fluorescent lamps).
  • Energy saving when printing, due to lower power consumption as compared to printing with conventional toner.
  • Quieter operating sound levels.

How does it affect me?

If your department uses an MPS device, printing and scanning will be unavailable for up to three hours when the new model is being installed. 

We will notify you prior to your building / department’s device upgrade so that you can plan around this downtime.

New tariffs for 2024

MPS has increased tariffs from 1 January 2024 to accommodate annual inflation and maintain the high output levels for copy, printing, and scanning services.  The new pricing is all-inclusive of ink, consumables, and paper.

A4 White s/s  Black & White

 

R0.62

A4 White d/s Black & White

 

R0.58 each

A3 White s/s Black & White

 

R1.23

A3 White d/s Black & White

 

R1.13 each

A4 White s/s Colour

 

R1.46

A4 White d/s Colour

 

R1.41 each

A3 White  s/s Colour

 

R2.93

A3 White d/s Colour

 

R2.84 each

Scan

 

R0.13

 

* s/s: single sided

* d/s: double sided

 

Need help?

For assistance  with printing, copying, or scanning issues, please contact the Altron Document Solutions MPS Call Centre:

  • Phone:  021 650 4815 (8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the week, and 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Saturdays)
  • Email: uctmps@altron.com