Types Of Department Printers
for details on type of printers in use in this department.
Color Printing Accounting And Billing.
As of March 1, 2011, color printing will not be billed back to individual research accounts.
Duplex And Landscape Printing.
All public-access department printers are capable of duplex printing. This means that they have the capability to print on both sides of a page. Duplexing mode is the default except
To use the duplex capabilities:
On UNIX systems:
The following virtual printers are set up for the duplex-capable printers:
Note:When printing PostScript documents, the page orientation may be defined in the PostScript document, which will override the options selected by the different printer queues or lpr options below.
- <printer> - duplex printing
- <printer>-simplex - simplex printing (single-sided)
- <printer>-ls-duplex - landscape duplex printing
"Landscape duplex" printing expects the bound edge to be horizontal when reading the document. It will not
print the document in landscape mode unless you specify landscape printing in addition
to the printing mode.
lpr -Pcopier-5 <file> prints <file> in normal duplex mode.
lpr -Pcopier-5-simplex <file> prints <file> in normal simplex mode.
To actually rotate the image (landscape printing), you will need to make sure your document is formatted properly before sending it to the printer. PDF viewers and word processing programs typically have printer option interfaces to do this and are not documented here as they vary from application to application. Text files can be rendered using a2ps
. See the man page for a2ps
or run a2ps --help
for a list of options available for rendering text files in a variety of orientations.
On Windows NT systems:
- Print using File | Print.
- Select the printer from the dialog box
- Click on Properties
- Select either "Short Side" or "Long Side" from the "Duplex Printing" section.
- Click "OK" to close the Properties dialog
- Click "OK" to print.
What are all these printer modes?
Note: "Landscape duplex mode only sets the duplexing mode; you must specify landscape mode also if you want your job rotated 90 degrees on the page.
| || Simplex mode (one side of the page, long side on left of page) |
| || Landscape mode (one side of the page, long side of top of page) |
| || Duplex Mode (two sides of the page, long side of left of page) |
| || "Landscape duplex" mode (two sides of the page, long side of top of page) |
To use the printers from a personal computer, see the WirelessLaptopNetworkHowTo