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Computer Commons Printers -- CT 156A

Printed output from central Computer Commons labs located in the CTLM-II, east wing, may be sent to the following printers located near the Front Desk in CT 156A. All printouts sent to any CCIT central printer must be purchased. See this tablePDF versionText only version or check with Front Desk personnel for current cost for printouts.

gutenberg Gutenberg is an HP 9050DN, 50 page per minute, 600x600 dpi black and white laser printer. Maximum paper size is 8 1/2 x 11 inches. This printer is capable of duplex printing. Most output is appropriate for this printer.
   
crayons -- does not accept print cards Crayons is a Xerox Phaser 8550DT solid ink color printer with a maximum resolution of 600 dpi, glossy output, and paper size of 8 1/2 x 11 inches. Duplex printing is available on this printer. Output speed varies but is generally 30 pages per minute for B/W and color. This printer is best for presentation graphics and transparencies. It is not recommended for photographs or images with great detail. Check with front-desk personnel for details concerning user-provided paper for this printer.
   
roygbiv -- does not accept print cards Roygbiv is a Xerox 7750GX color laser printer with a maximum resolution of 1200x1200 dpi, matte output, and paper sizes of 8 1/2 x 11 inches and 11 x 17 inches. Duplex printing is available on this printer. Output speed varies based on the complexity of images, but is generally 35 ppm for B/W and 6 ppm for color at the best quality settings. This printer is recommended for most general color printing and does better with photographs and detailed images. Check with Front Desk personnel for details concerning user-provided paper for this printer.
   
warhol-- does not accept
print cards
Warhol is an HP DesignJet 800ps large format color printer with a maximum resolution of 600x600dpi. This printer is used primarily for presentation posters with cost determined by the type and size of paper being printed to and by linear feet of paper taken from the roll. See a cost breakdown for this printer in the printer features tablePDF versionText only version or contact a CC front desk staff person for print cost information.

 

Library Printers -- LB200

Printed output from CCIT labs located in the Arthur Lakes Library may be sent to the following printer located near the Circulation Desk in Library. All printouts sent to any CCIT central printer must be purchased. See this tablePDF versionText only version or check with Circulation Desk personnel for current cost for printouts.

Boyd Boyd is an HP 9000DN, 50 page per minute, 600x600 dpi black and white laser printer. Maximum paper size is 8 1/2 x 11 inches. This printer is capable of duplex printing. Most output is appropriate for this printer. Circulation desk personnel will not load user-provided paper in this printer. Special papers and transparencies should be done on copiers.

 

Output from all CCIT printers must be picked up and paid for at the printing site. Print cards, which provide a discount off the regular per page charges, may be purchased at the front desk. These may be used for printouts from Boyd and Gutenberg. All printouts must be purchased, including those with spelling, formatting, or other user errors. Users who do not pick up printouts or refuse to pay for output they have generated may be encumbered and/or lose their printing privileges. Additional printers are available in some teaching labs for in-class use only. Print queues and printouts for these printers are managed and distributed only during class time by faculty members teaching in the lab. Class printouts sent to any CCIT central printer located at the front desk of the Computer Commons must still be purchased.

Using CCIT Printers

Printers can be accessed from Windows or Unix systems in CCIT computer labs. Features available vary depending on the system or application you are using when you generate the printout. From Windows-based PCs, you will generally select the Print option from within the application you are using. When the print panel is displayed, choose the printer you want to send your output to from the pull down list. Be sure to select the appropriate options on this panel. Press the Properties button for advanced options. Use the Print Preview option, if it is available, to verify margins and check how the output will look before you send the print request and are committed to paying for it. Common print options to consider include:

  • Number of Copies
     
  • Portrait or landscape mode
     
  • Print all pages in the document, the current page, or a range of pages
     
  • Paper type (media) and source
     
  • Duplex printing (if appropriate - flip along short side or long side)
     
  • Print quality or Resolution

Printing Color Output from CCIT Printers

Windows PCs

  • Select "Print"
     
  • Select the printer name from the drop down list
     
  • Select "Properties"
     
  • If you wish to print your color copy on paper, the highlighted selection should be either the "automatically select" at the top of the list or the "paper" option.
     
  • If you wish to print a transparency, change the selection to "transparency" (available on crayons only)
     
  • When selection has been made, click on "OK."
     
  • Select the appropriate page/s in the "Page Range" box.
     
  • Select the "Number of Copies."
     
  • Once all of the options available are correct, select "OK."

Your request will then be added to the print queue. You must go to the staff member at the Front Desk to request that your job be released for printing. If you have sent something that should not be printed, the staff member can remove the print request from the queue.

IMPORTANT: Once you have completed the process to send a color print job, go back to "Page Setup" and set the paper source back to "paper" or the default. Also, go back to "Print" and change the printer to Gutenberg. Otherwise, the current settings will be stored in your profile and you could end up printing to the color printer when you do not intend to print in black and white.

Macintosh (Computer Commons only)

  • From the file menu in the application, select Print
     
  • From the print pop-up window, select the printer you want to use (crayons, gutenberg, roygbiv)
     
  • Select the Copies & Pages button
     
  • To change print options, select the options you wish to change:

    Select Duplex, Layout, and Paper Feed from the options menu. This will change the lower portion of the printer pop-up window to the tab you selected from the options pull-down menu

    Assign the options to fit the individual print job.
     
  • To print transparencies on crayons, select the Paper Feed option, click on the Auto Select button and change the option to transparency.
     
  • For printing an 11x17 page on roygbiv, select Page Setup from the File menu.

    Click on the Format For button and change the printer selection to roygbiv

    Select the Paper Size button and change the paper size to 11x17.

    Select Print from the File menu and click on Paper Feed option.

    Change the tray selection to Tray 3 under the Auto Select pull-down menu.

    Remember to change the Page Setup options back to the Auto Select setting.

    Click on the Final Print button, or press Enter.

Printing from Unix Systems

To see a list of available printers, type lpstat and press Enter. Your UNIX host should respond with information similar to the following:

 

Queue

Dev

Status

asc

hp@gu

READY

ps

hp@gu

READY

Illuminate(#)> lpr -Pqueue name(The "-P" option allows the user to choose a printer.)

Ascii mode should be used when printing text/ascii files created in applications such as "vi" or"pico." Postscript mode should be used for printing files created with more sophisticated software packages (i.e. Applix in the EPICS laboratories).

Examples of print commands:

  • lpr -Pps .profile
    • prints the file named ".profile" to the postscript laser printer.
  • lpr -Pasc test.txt
    • prints the file named "test.txt" to the laser printer, gutenberg

For more information use the online help manual: man lpr