Coming Soon: OCAD U’s new ticketless materials purchasing system

Buying materials in the studio

I am thrilled to let you know that in early 2017, our new materials purchasing system, Payable, will roll out to all Shops & Studios.

Currently in pilot in the Fibre Studio, Payable allows you go online to load funds onto a Materials Account using a credit card, Visa debit card or debit card.  Once your account is loaded, you’ll be able to purchase supplies directly in the studio simply by presenting your student ID card.

But wait! There’s more!

Payable also allows you to go online and load funds onto your PaperCut account, which you can use for self-serve print on campus, print jobs at the Digital Print Centre at 51 McCaul St., and order prints online.

Goodbye class supply tickets and print vouchers!

Goodbye class supply tickets and print vouchers!

The new system, once thoroughly tested and rolled out to all studios, will allow us to retire and phase out the old class supply tickets and print vouchers that students had to purchase from the Bookstore. Yay!

Because we’re currently testing the new system only in the Fibre Studio, newly loaded Materials accounts can only be used in that studio. However, you can load and use your PaperCut account for printing right away.

Both Materials and PaperCut accounts can be loaded by visiting To learn more, read the IT Knowledge base FAQ.

Watch your student email for updates.