Printing

What kind of printers and other peripherals are available at LPL?

There are black-and-white and color printers for LPL public use in Kuiper Space Sciences room 331.

Location Queue Name(s) Printer Type Output Type IP Address
Room 331 hp4300-331 / hp4300-331-dup black-white single-sided / duplex 150.135.109.237
Room 331 hp4600-331 / hp4600-331-dup color single-sided / duplex 150.135.110.8
Room 331 hp3525-331 / hp3525-331-dup color single-sided / duplex 150.135.108.169
Room 444 (hall) hp3525-444 / hp3525-444-dup color single-sided / duplex 150.135.108.103

To print duplex from a Solaris machine, use the appropriate -dup queue. To print duplex from a Windows PC, use the Print/Print Setup/Print Preview GUI to select double-sided printing.

The Windows-PC in room 331 has an attached flatbed scanner & OCR software for digitizing paper documents.

Other centralized peripherals are located in the main LCS computer room and support offices (444/446). They are attached to Unix servers. For more information on these devices, please contact sys.

How do I print a poster?

There are two poster-size printers in the building, one of which is in PIRL.

To use the PIRL printer, begin by reading the User Notes for the printer:

Poster Printing

To print to these printers, you must have a PIRL user account. Please fill out the online account application form: New User Application Form. It may take up to one working day to get your account set up.

The easiest way to proceed is to being with a PDF file and generate a raster image.
42" is the maximum width. Render @300dpi.

How do I set the default printer in CDE on my Solaris workstation?

Right-click on the background in CDE (Common Desktop Environment). 
Click Tools->Print Manager->View->Select Printers to Show. 
Click on one of the printers in the list (Hidden or Shown). 
Click Set Default. 
Click Apply. 
Click OK.

How do I print my screen in CDE on my Solaris workstation?
  • Right-click on the background.
  • Click Applications->Snapshot.
  • Click the radio button next to Snap Type: Screen.
  • Click Snap. After a moment, a big window will open that has an image of the desktop.
    This can be a bit disconcerting, as this big window looks exactly like a smaller version of the full screen.
  • Along the top of that window's menu bar, click File->Print. A print window will open.
    Click Print or Print Preview in that window. You'll probably need to play with the several
    Image Viewer options before you get a printout you like.
How do I set/change the default printer on my sunray (in sun java desktop)?

you can change your default printer by using the sun java desktop preferences tool, as follows:

Click Launch
move the mouse to the Preferences entry in the list that pops up
click Printer Preferences in the Preferences list that appears
this will launch the Printer Preferences pop-up window

in the pop-up window, you will see a few printer icons
one of them will have a green check mark on it
that is your default printer

to make another printer your default printer:
click on the icon for that printer
click Printer -> Set as Default

to see more printers:
launch the Printer Preferences window
click View -> Select Printers to Show
choose some from the list or click Select All
click OK 

How do I add a network printer to my Redhat Linux machine?

If you are running Redhat Linux, you can add a network printers as follows:

  1. Find the IP address of the printer that you wish to add.

    To find the printer's IP address, ping it by name from a Linux shell window.

    The printers in room 331 are called hp4300-331 and hp4600-331.

    The HP-4500 color printer in room 509H is called hp4500-509h.

  2. Login as root.

  3. Add the printer.

    To add an LPL printer to a Redhat linux machine:
     
    If using the gnome GUI:
    Click foot->programs->system->printer configuration.
    If using kde:
     
    Regardless of GUI type, proceed with:
    Click New.
    Click Next.
    Click the radio button next to JetDirect Printer JETDIRECT.
    Enter the name of the printer in Queue Name window.
    Click Next.
    Enter the printer's IP address in the Printer IP window.
    Click Next.
    Click Postscript Printer (top of list).
    Click Next.
    Click Finish.
    Click Apply.
    Click the row for the new printer in the list of printers.
    Click Test->US Letter Postscript Testpage.
     
    To add a PIRL printer to a Redhat linux machine:
     
    If using the gnome GUI:
    Click Foot_or_Redhat->Programs->System->Printer Configuration.
    If using KDE:
    Click K->System->Printer Configuration.
     
    Regardless of GUI type, proceed with:
    Click New.
    Click Next.
    Click radio button next to Unix Printer LPD.
    enter name of printer in Queue Name window.
    Click Next.
    type pirlprinters in Server window.
    type name of printer in Queue window.
    Click Next.
    Click Postscript Printer (top of list).
    Click Next.
    Click Finish.
    Click Apply.
    Click the row for the new printer in the list of printers.
    Click Test->US Letter Postscript Testpage.
How do I add a network printer to my Macintosh machine?

Open the Print & Fax application from System Preferences.

Press the + button to add a printer.

From the top of the window, press the IP button.

Enter the following:
Protocol: HP Jetdirect - Socket
Address:  hp3525-331.lpl.arizona.edu

At this point, the application should be able to connect to the printer and fill out  the Print Using option.  If you want to change the Name field, you can put any text in the field.

Press the Add button.

Now repeat the above with hp4300-331.

You may want to modify the default settings to enable options like duplex mode.

How do I add a network printer to my Windows PC?

If you are running Windows 2000 or Windows XP, you can add a network printers as follows:

  1. Find the name or ip address of the printer you wish to add.

    The printers in room 331 are called hp4600-331 and hp4300-331.

    The HP-4500 color printer in room 509H is called hp4500-509h.
    You need to refer to these two printers by their IP addresses instead of by their names when adding them.

    The IP address for hp4500-509h is 150.135.109.28 .
    The IP address for hp4300-331 is 150.135.109.237 .

  2. Find the type of the printer you wish to add.

    Some popular public printers are:
    hp4300-331: HP 4300 LaserJet
    hp4600-331: HP 4600 LaserJet

    To find the names/types of other network printers, look at the front of the printer, check the printer manual, or login to an lpl solaris machine (e.g., shell), and issue this command: "cat /etc/printers.conf".

  3. Login as administrator or a user in the administrator group.

  4. Add the printer using HP JetDirect, which comes pre-installed with Windows 2000 and Windows XP.

    Click Settings -> Printers -> Add Printer.
    Click Next.
    Click Local printer.
    (Yes, you click "local" to add a network printer using HP JetDirect.)

    Unclick "look for plug-n-play device".
    (This is a rough paraphrase.)
    Click Create a new port.
    Click Standard TCP/IP port.
    Click Next.

    Type the printer name in first field.
    For hp4300-331, hp4500-509h, and hp2200-525, enter the printer's IP address instead.

    The second field will fill in automatically.

    Click Next and wait a moment for the driver selection screen to come up.

    Select the printer manufacturer (e.g., HP).
    Select the printer model, or the closest matching entry.
    For hp2200-525, use HP Laserjet 2100 Series PS as the printer model.
    For hp4500-509h, use HP Laserjet 4500 Series PS as the printer model.

    Windows will find and load the correct printer driver, which is usually already on the c:/ drive.

    Click Next.
    Click No.
    Click Do not share.
    Click Yes.
    Click Finish.
    Click OK.

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