At the University of Konstanz there are multifunctional devices:

Print, copy, scan


Printout from our public computing system

  • Select the preset printer "Canon-Printer" via the menu "File" / "Print".
  • Under "Properties" set special print options, for example under "Output options" / "Double-sided printing (long or short page)".
  • Click on "Print".
  • A window will appear in which you must enter your e-mail address (for personalized student cards) or your copy card number (for guest cards).
  • You can download the print from any Canon device.

Mobile printing

From your university mail acount send an e-mail to "" and attach the file. If you use an other e-mail provider enter firstname.surname or copy card numer in the subject line.

After about 10 minutes you can pick up the print jobs as usual at any public Canon copier at the university.

Printing from your own laptop

Prerequisite: The correct printer driver must be installed.
All information can be found on the Canon website (only accessible within the university).

Print files directly on the printer

PDF files and JPG files can be printed directly from the USB stick on the Canon device.
All other files must be sent from a computer to the printer.


How to copy

  • The copiers are equipped with DIN A4 and DIN A3 paper.
  • Place the copy card on the card reader.
  • Make the desired settings, e.g. double-sided, enlarge / reduce.
  • Press the green start button.
  • Before leaving the device, close the account by pressing the "ID Log In/Out" button or by placing the card on the device again!


 How to scan

  • free of charge
  • depending on template colored or black and white
  • Save the files on your own USB stick or
  • Send to the university's own e-mail address (only possible with UniCard or personalized copy cards)
  • Possible formats: PDF, TIFF/MTIFF, JPG

Special scanners in the library

  • Book scanner in the media library
  • Flatbed scanner in the media library incl. image processing software (max. DIN A4)
  • microfilm scanner
  • You can obtain a slide scanner from the Media Library staff. You can use it on a PC in the media library.

After logging in, the selection menu appears

Secure Print
In this menu you can find your print jobs. You also can proof how much credit is left on your card.
In this menu you can make your copies
Scanning and sending
In this window you can use the "Scan2Mail" key to send documents to your own Uni-Mail address.
Access to saved files
 enables printing from a USB stick (PDF and JPG files)
Scan and save
You can scan data and save it on your own USB stick.

Copy cards

You need one of the following copy cards, which you can reload again:


  • Handover of UniCard: SSZ
  • Create a copy account through a one-time link to the university's e-mail account

Personalized copy card

  • Handover of Card: Canon-Service (Room: L 503)
  • unique link to the e-mail account of the university

Guest copy card

  • Handover of card:  B 457 (Info center basement) and Canon Service Center (Room: L 503)
  •  Costs: 3 Euro deposit + 2 Euro credit balance

Top-up stations for copy cards

  • B 457 (Info center basement)
  • N 6
  • J 4
  • Canon-Service (Room: L 503)

What do the multifunctional devices offer?

  • Copies and printouts in DIN A4 and DIN A3 format
  • colour and black-and-white printing on all devices
  • Double-sided scanning for USB and mail delivery
  • Stapling, OCR and Mail2print
  • each machine has at least 1 paper tray with perforated paper

Locations of devices:

  • Info center basement
  • BS 3 und BS 521
  • BG 3
  • N 6
  • Buchbereich J (copy rooms on all floors J 2 - J 6)

Prices per copy / printout €

ServicePrice 2016 - 2021 €
A4 Simplex black-white0,048
A4 Duplex black-white0,048
A4 Simplex colored0,120
A4 Duplex colored0,120
A3 Simplex black-white0,096
A3 Duplex black-white0,096
A3 Simplex colored0,240
A3 Duplex colored0,240
A4 Folie black-white0,198
A4 Folie colored0,270
Scans A4 / A3free of charge
More information on the Canon website (only available within the university - only in german)