Day to day printing
The sector has a number of shared network printers.
Every workstation should be configured to use the closest printer, but in case
it is not you can print to any printer configured on your machine with
Changing printer options and adding new printers
The easiest way to do this on the Linux image is to point your web browser
to http://localhost:631 (click on it
and see!) From here you
can set the default printer, add printers, and change printer options. Any changes you
make affect everyone who uses your computer.
If a printer is out of paper or toner then it's up to the people who use
it to supply more. Toner for most of the printers is available from Stores; paper from the
reprographics office in room 258 on the 2nd floor. If you wish to use
transparencies in the printers then this is fine as long as you use the HP approved ones.
Others may melt and cause expensive damage to the printer!
One printer will not print from one computer
Go to http://localhost:631 and check
the printer. If it is marked as stopped or disabled click the appropriate
button to start or enable it.
One printer will not print from any computer
Check it's got paper, toner, and is not jammed. If those all look OK,
contact the computer officers.
One document will not print (usually a PDF), others are fine
The fix is to try a printer of
a different model as this seems to be down to bugs in the printers.
Sometimes printing the document from a different PDF viewer can work too.
Job prints single-sided even when sent to duplex queue or vice versa
These are usually Postscript jobs and contain internal Postscript
commands that turn off/on the printer's duplex mode. They can be worked
around by editing the raw Postscript if you really need to.
Setting up laptops/other machines to use Theory printers
More details at this page, which is accessible to
Chemistry clients only. The COs can also help with this if needed.