With the "UNIcard" employees and students can use the revised "UNIprint" service of the University of Basel more easily.
The "UNIcard" automatically assigns the printout to the user or card, no software (pop-up) is required anymore. Students can now print directly from their personal device (Windows, macOS, Linux). VPN connection is required. From mobile devices (smartphone, tablet etc.) PDF files can be sent directly by email from an @firstname.lastname@example.org address to the UNIprint printers.
No need to enter a card number when sending a print (exception: PRINTcard for private individuals)
No PIN code has to be entered at the printer anymore.
Topping up of required credit takes place via the normal UNIcard functionality (exception: PRINTcard for private individuals).
With the "UNIcard" employees and students with employment (assistant assistants) have the possibility to choose whether they want to print or copy to their cost center or to their private budget when printing and copying at the printer. Students without employment only have the private budget at their disposal.
The costs for university use are charged to the respective cost center of the employing organizational unit. In the case of multiple employments, the amounts are divided according to the respective degree of employment.
If costs are generated via the private budget, the following rates apply:
DIN A4 per page: CHF 0.10
DIN A3 per page: CHF 0.15
DIN A4 per page: CHF 0.50
DIN A3 per page: CHF 1.00
Free of charge
UNIprint was designed to be used university-wide and to replace local printing solutions. This will be done in cooperation with the administrative management, the managing directors and the IT service centres.
Employees can print business documents via UNIprint. The costs are then charged internally. Details are known to the administrative management, the managing directors and the IT service centres.
Students with employment (assistants) are treated in the UNIprint as equal as employees.
In April 2019, the managing directors and computer managers were informed in detail about the changes. If you need this information but have not received it, please contact the ITS ServiceDesk and ask for it to be forwarded:
Tel: +41 61 207 14 11
The distribution of the new UNIprint printers on computers / workstations at the University of Basel is the responsibility of the respective IT service centres or computer managers. For students and employees without a "managed client" you will find the instructions here:
The UNIprint devices are devices of the company "Canon". A UNIprint device usually has a label at the front with the device name (UP-xxx, where x stands for a number).
Furthermore, all UNIprint devices have a uniform start screen.
Here you can find a location list
After sending the print job, the printer reports: "Bitte Papier nachlegen" although there is still paper available.
With the changeover to the new UNIprint, the old card will no longer work. If it is not used elsewhere, the card can be disposed, or handed in at a walk-in desk or the ITS ServiceDesk.Existing credit balances of students and employees were transferred automatically as far as possible. If the automatic transfer has not taken place, the credit can be transferred for a limited period after the changeover at a so-called "walk-in desk". Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
Here you will find locations and opening hours for walk-in desks.
If the old UNIprint card is used as access medium for the libraries, it may only be disposed of or returned after consultation with the responsible persons of the respective library. The transfer of access rights from the old UNIprint card to the UNIcard is a separate project.