FAQs

How to use the print submission system

My job has more than one file. Can I merge them before I send them?

Yes. Upload the files you want to merge. Choose the library tab; select the appropriate files; and press the merge icon. You can also add blank pages and/or change the order of the files.

Can I submit more than one file per request?

Please ensure that you only place one print order per job request.  If you have the duplicate  print instructions for each job i.e. A1 matt poster for a student hand in, you can send a zipped file through the Print Submission system.  The system will not be able to provide a quote at this stage.  

How do I track a job?

To track the order, select the 'Orders' option in the print submission system.

How do I arrange a department-funded student hand-in?

Contact us at print-services@bristol.ac.uk; we will modify the Print Submission system to accommodate the job. The system will then guide you through the necessary steps, including specifying print and finishing requirements, and managing the associated financial arrangements.

Departmental print jobs with a valid budget code must be submitted through the Print Submission system.  Please do not use an external supplier without the agreement of Procurement and Print Services.  If you are working on a home PC, please ensure you are signed in using the VPN or remote desktop service. 

How should I supply files? 

Please supply a PDF file (at least 300 dpi, or dots per inch) for printing. 

For colour documents that has artwork that extends to the edge of the page (full bleed) you should allow for a 3-5mm bleed margin.

Print Services can set up print-ready files for you at a cost of £45 an hour.

Is your printing environmentally friendly?

We only use recycled paper or paper sourced from sustainable forests and recycle all our waste. We have achieved the Green Impact Platinum award each year since 2016 for our environmental efforts and always looking to how we can improve our service.