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SafeQ security printing instructions for OUAS students

NB. Oamk will change the printing service from Konica-Minolta to Canon in 1/9/2020. Don’t buy more printing credits than you can use before the change: the credits will not transfer to the new system and there will be no refunds.

Secure printing is now available in all OUAS campuses. When you print in OUAS secure print queue, you have to show your card to printer device, so that the printer would start to print.

Students who use the secure print queue are connected to a total of 29 SafeQ security printers or multifunction devices (copier-printer): In Kotkantie 15, Professorintie campus eight, Teuvo Pakkalan katu campus four, in the GameLab (Rantakatu) one and in Oulainen kampus one. (More accurate location of devices can be found at the end of this instruction)

How to print to secure print queue from school’s computer

When you have a file open on a school computer to print, select the print function. Then you can see printers print menu, which proposes a printer for you. If you want to print from secure print queue, the printer has to be “safeq”. If it is not, browse to the directory where it should be listed as “safeq”. ( How to add a printer to your computer ) After you press the print/tulosta button, the file is transferred to the print queue. You can now retrieve your file from secure print device. Please note that you do not have to go to the machine immediately but when it suits you. Your print will remain in the queue for seven days. (The printer is not in the classroom, it is in the corridor!)

How to print a secure print queue from a mobile device (or via e-mail)

For mobile printing from a smartphone or tablet please go to <https://safeq.oamk.fi/m/>. This page allows you to add a file to the print queue. Remember to use a VPN connection.
Another option is to send the file by e-mail tulostus@oamk.fi where the files are transferred to your print queue. Please note that the service will recognize you by your email address so always remember to use your OUAS e-mail address when you send text documents or attachments. When the work has been transferred successfully to the print queue, you will receive a reply from safeq@oamk.fi. If you are sending a message without an attachment, the message itself is printed. However, if you send a message with an attachment, only the attachment is printed.

NB. If you have a color file, it will also be printed in color. Color prints are more expensive, so in case you want to have black and white prints instead, you should make a black and white version of your file and use that for printing. This is important as changing the settings on the SafeQ printer is too late; the price is determined based on the type of the file in the queue.

Get your prints from SafeQ printer

When you retrieve your prints, the machine will recognize you with your username and password. You can also connect your username to SafeQ printer using NFC card (Near Field Communication) for SafeQ authentication by showing the card to the card reader device. When you are identified you can view your print queue from the printers control panel.
If you print often, registering your NFC card is worth. You can activate your card at the same time you are retrieving your prints. You can activate any of your card equipped with a NFC payment feature for example debit card or Waltti-card.

How to activate your card:

1. Display your card to reader and the device beeps. (Each device have a wall-mounted detailed operating instructions.)

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2. Then, log in with your own OUAS username and password (in the figure below, paragraph 1) OR use a personal activating code which can be found from your SafeQ web site. (The figure below, paragraph 2, therefore you must have been already pressed ‘Generate card activation’ code link at SafeQ service). Note that there is a difference with upper and case letters: in some devices the shift button is displayed in Finnish ‘Siirto’. (Some devices special characters can be found on the button with Japanese characters.)

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3. Once you have successfully signed in on the device with your OUAS username and password, the card is activated. After activation, you can start printing. You will find related printing functions at the control panel of the device. Control panel can be found in the figure below, paragraph 1, card reader is shown on paragraph 2.

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4. Once you have printed your work, log out on the right side of control panel by pressing on the displays ‘Access’ key. If you forget to log out of the machine, the machine automatically logs you out after a one minute. Please note that copy function would then be available to others within the limits of your balance. In the figure below you can see how the ‘Access’ button is shown.


How much I am allowed to print?

You can print in the limits of your current balance. If you are enrolled as a student and your SafeQ account’s balance is less than 4 € in the beginning of January and in the beginning of August (starting from January 2018 until further notice.), OUAS will add up to your balance as much as is needed so that your balance will be 4 euros. In case you need to print more, you can add money to your balance. Printout prices are listed here:

Prints (and copies) Price
Black-and-white A4 (normal) 0,07 e
Black-and-white A3 (large) 0,14 e
Colour A4 (normal) 0,28 e
Colour A3 (normal) 0,56 e

In practice, this means that if you print only A4-size (= normal) black and white prints, you can print those 71/semester. One A3-size (= large) black and white print costs the same as two A4-size prints. Color prints are clearly more expensive, a single A4-size color print is same as four black and white A4-size prints and A3-color at a price of eight black-white A4 copies. Secure printing devices include papers. It is not allowed to use your own papers in SafeQ-printers. In-House Services are responsible for the paper containers of equipment.

How to check your balance:

You can check your balance by going to (while on the school network) <http://safeq/>. Login to the service with your personal username and password. On the site you will see among the other things your balance, as well as number of prints you have taken. Please note that you need to be connected in OUAS network or use VPN connection.

How to deposit money to your printing account:

If you have run out of your SafeQ balance for printing, you can deposit money to your account online. NB. online payment is the only option available. Also, do notice that you should try to use your deposit before you finish your studies, as unfortunately, we are not able to refund your deposit.


As a OUAS student you can scan your files with SafeQ security printers directly to a usb drive or to e-mail.

Video: How to select from SafeQ printer whether you want to print one-or two-sided or color or black and white:

From the link above you can find a video, which shows how the settings may be modified on the SafeQ printer.


SafeQ printers locations (updated in the summer of 2017)

Kotkantie campus
(one printer is still on its way)
F wing Corridor
1st floor
A wing Corridor
B wing Study center
C wing Corridor
E wing E1680
F wing Corridor
2nd floor
C wing C2316
E wing E2728
F wing Lobby (in front of room F2500)
3rd floor
C wing Corridor
C wing Corridor (in front of room C3410)
C wing C3354
E wing Lobby (2 printers)
Teuvo Pakkalan katu campus
1st floor
B wing Corridor
A wing Lobby
2nd floor
B wing Lobby
3rd floor
B wing Lobby
Oulainen, 1st floor
GameLab (Rantakatu 3)
Class room
Professorintie campus
(one printer is still on its way)
2nd floor
Louhi Lobby
Louhi B wing, corridor
Louhi D wing, corridor
Paasi Room 2347 (SIMLAB)
Paasi Corridor (in front of room 2321, close to IT class room 2336)
Paasi Corridor (in front of room 2323, close to IT class room 2336)
3rd floor
 Louhi C wing, corridor

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