Bytes have deployed Xerox devices across the various campuses, residences, and document centres for staff printing. All these devices support Follow-me printing, which means that you can release a print job from any Xerox printer on campus, regardless of where you printed from.

Printing instructions

Set up your printing accounts and managing funds

Before you begin printing, all staff need to send the following information to to register their accounts and funds on Papercut:

  • Cost centre
  • Fund number
  • Staff number

For your visitors

Visitor cards can be bought from the following document centres:

  • Oppenheimer Document Centre – Upper Campus
  • Masingene Print Room – Middle Campus
  • Health Science Print Room – Medical Campus
  • Graduate School of Business Print Room – GSB Campus

To assign the costs of the card to your department, please send an email to and include the following information:

  • Visitor card number
  • Departmental cost centre
  • Fund number

For your bursary students

If you have a printing fund that you wish to assign to your bursary students, please follow this procedure:

  1. Email a list of student numbers with the amounts allocated to each student, and the departmental cost centre and fund number to
  2. An invoice will be generated by Bytes for these amounts.
  3. Once invoiced, your department will need to raise a Purchase Order and send it back to Bytes ( to load the printing funds for the respective students.

Manage your printing account

This is done through the MPS portal, where you can view your account summary, available funds, and transaction history. Please note that the MPS Portal is only available when you are connected to the UCT network on campus. Should you wish to access it from off campus, you will need to access your work computer using VPN.

Colour printing

Colour printers are clearly marked and located in the following areas across campus:

  • 10 on Upper Campus
  • 1 at GSB
  • 2 at Hiddingh Hall
  • 2 at Medical Campus
  • 2 on Middle Campus

The exact locations of the colour printers are listed on the locations page.

Colour printing instructions >>

Additional services

Bulk and secure (exam) printing

Bytes have deployed 6 high-capacity devices across campus in document centres and print rooms for bulk printing and secure printing. All these centres offer:

  • High-speed black-and-white printing (125 pages per minute)
  • High-speed Colour printing (90 pages per minute)
  • Finishing services
  • Stapling
  • Binding
  • Spiral binding
  • Cover insertion

This is available in the following document centres:

  • GSB
  • Medical campus
  • Document Centre Oppenheimer
  • Robert Leslie Commerce Building 1st Print Room


All Xerox devices are managed and maintained under a central managed solution, UCT Managed Print Services.

Instructions on call logging >>

Support hours:

  • Onsite support: 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Telephonic support: Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Saturdays: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • After-hours telephonic support: Tel 021 650 4815 (This number is routed to the after hours support centre. Please request to speak to the UCT standby personnel).

Paper and toner management

All printing consumables, including paper and toner, are managed through the monitoring system on the devices. Should they need replacing, the onsite docu-care specialists will be notified and replace these consumables. Should you encounter an issue with toner or paper in a printer, please contact the support desk or use another printer.

  • Tray locks: Keys for the tray locks can be left with a departmental representative upon request. Please contact to arrange this.