Paper Cut is the printing management system that is used at Otago Polytechnic. All students have a prepaid account which has to be topped up in order to keep printing.
How do I print within the “PaperCut” system?
Each print job that you submit through PaperCut is analysed and charged accordingly. The cost of each print job will depend on the number of pages, what size paper is used, if it is printed in colour or black and white, and if it is duplexed (printed on both sides of the page).
How much does it cost to print?
- 10 cents per mono (black & white) A4 (single side)
- 18 cents per mono (black & white) A4 (duplex/double sided)
- 35 cents per colour A4 (single side)
- 68 cents per colour A4 (duplex/double sided)
- 30 cents per mono (black & white) A3 (single side)
- 58 cents per mono (black & white) A3 (duplex/double sided)
- 70 cents per colour A3 (single side)
- $1.38 per colour A3 (duplex/double sided)
What do I need to do to begin printing?
Nothing. If you are able to log in to our computer systems with your student username and password, your PaperCut prepaid account has already been created.
Do I get an initial PaperCut Account Credit?
Yes. Your PaperCut account will be credited with $20.00 to get you going, and this will be topped up with a further $20.00 each year from when you were enrolled until you complete your qualification.
How do I top up my account?
You can top your account up at any of the following locations:
- H1 Learning Link
(DocuPos terminal with eftpos)
- Robertson Library
(DocuPos terminal- eftpos)
How can I check my prepaid balance?
You can check your balance by logging into PaperCut with your OP Network Login and current password.
Can I transfer funds to my classmate?
Yes, Click the Transfers in the Left Column to start the process:
- Type in the amount to transfer
- Type in your classmates' Network Login
- Add comment if necessary (optional)
- Click on Transfer
Can I check my Transaction History?
Yes. Click Transaction History in the left column to view a list of all transactions you have made since the start of your course.
Can I check my Print History?
Yes. Click Recent Print Jobs in the left column to view a list your print jobs starting from your most recent print job.
As Otago Polytechnic gifts each student an initial $20 print credit at the beginning of the academic year, our policy is to only refund amounts exceeding $20 of the remaining print credit balance. We can only refund if you have added additional funds to your account in addition to the initial $20 credits. It is suggested that as students move towards the end of their academic program, they avoid loading more print credits than they intend to use to avoid having to request print credit refunds.
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