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Printing costs

Multifunctional Printers (MFP)
A4 black & white single-sided 5p
double-sided 7p
A4 colour single-sided 20p
double-sided 37p
A3 black & white single-sided 10p
double-sided 14p
A3 colour single-sided 40p
double-sided 74p

Please note that when printing in black and white from a Mac, you must use a mono printer. If you print from a colour printer, you will be charged for a colour print.

If you think you’ve been charged incorrectly, please contact the IT Helpline on 0161 247 4646.

How to use the Multifunctional Printers at Manchester Met

Wide format printing

Wide format printing (sometimes referred to as 'large format printing') is calculated by square foot rather than by page. The indicative costs involved in printing your own work on the wide format printers is given below.

If you don't need to do this kind of printing as a normal part of your studies, it might be easier working with Print Services.

Wide format printing costs
Mono £0.27 £0.54 £1.08
Glossy and Silk £2.01 £4.03 £8.06
Tracing £1.47 £2.94 £5.89
Colour £1.47 £2.94 £5.89

How to use the wide format printers at Manchester Met

How to pay

Students can pay for their printing in cash at any of our payment kiosks, or online with the Met card or a credit/debit card.

NB: Only use your ID card on the printers themselves - not your Met Card.

My print credit says 'too low' but I have enough credit on my account to cover printing costs

Sorry about this. It sounds like something has gone wrong.

Please call IT Support on 0161 247 4646 and we'll work with you to fix this issue as quickly as possible.


Refunds are considered on a case-by-case basis. 

If you've finished your studies, no longer need to print and you have more than £15 on your printing account, you can contact the for a refund, as per the University's Refunds Policy

You may also be entitled to a refund if:

In these cases, please contact the IT Helpline on 0161 247 4646.

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