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Your Study

There is combination of Fuji Xerox desktop printers and multi-functional devices (MFDs) located around our campuses. The desktop printers and MFDs allocated to the computer you work from will be automatically sent to direct print by default each time you login.

The MFDs also have a new printing function call 'Follow You" printing, which means you can print to any MFD on campus and release the print jobs by swiping your ID card and selecting the "Follow You" option on the screen.

Printing costs

 A4 A3
Black and White $0.05 $0.10
Colour $0.15 $0.30

Ara Mobile Printing

Ara Mobile Printing is a printing solution that enables you to seamlessly print to any FujiXerox Multifunction Devices on our network across the campuses. You may print to these devices from any internet/WiFi-enabled mobile/handheld device (smartphone, tablet, notebook or laptop computer). For more information on this, please refer to our Ara Mobile Printing User Guide.

Top-up your Printing Credit

There are various ways for you to top-up your Ara printing credit.

Online Top-up

You can add credit to your ID card for printing and copying online using the PayPal-FujiXerox payment gateway.

We accept debit or credit card and there is a minimum top up of $5. PayPal is usually free however a currency conversion fee may apply when using an international credit/debit card.


To add credit to your ID card for printing and copying, you just have to go to one of our Docupos Kiosks to credit your card. There is one kiosk located at Manawa, one at the Timaru Campus outside Room TA201 and three others are located at the City Campus, in the Rakaia centre library, the atrium outside the library, and D block ground floor foyer.

You can top-up using EFTPOS or credit card. There is a minimum top up of $1 and maximum of $100.

Student Finance Office

Alternatively you can also top-up at the Student Finance Office located at both campuses in the enrolment area - however, there's a minimum top up at the Student Finance Office of $5.

Note: The funds on your ID card are not transferable or refundable except at the discretion of Ara on balances over $10.

Printing Services

The Printing Services team is situated in T Block and accessible via the ICT Service Desk. We can help you with:

  • Colour and monochrome printing
  • Spiral binding (from $1.50 for A4 and $2.50 for A3)
  • Laminating (A4 - $1; A3 - $2)
  • Exam, course materials