Documentation and Information:Public printers

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This is the list of publicly accessible printers with their names, their locations and types.

Linux printer name Windows printer name Location Type
205 fine205 205 Fine Hall HP LaserJet 4050 Duplex
219 fine219 219 Fine Hall HP LaserJet 4300 Duplex
305 fine305 305 Fine Hall HP LaserJet 8150 Duplex
511 fine511 5th floor Fine Hall, in front of 504 and 505 offices Dell W5300n printer Duplex
811 fine811 8th floor Fine Hall, in front of 804 and 805 offices HP LaserJet 4300 Duplex
1111 fine1111 11th floor Fine Hall, in front of 1104 and 1105 offices Dell W5300n printer Duplex

205 and 305 printers are publicly accessible only during work hours, for other times keys to relevant rooms/areas are required.

Linux printer names and variants

On Fine Hall Linux workstations and servers printer names are just room numbers, as listed in the first column of the above table.

By default all printing from Linux is duplex, i.e. printer will use both sides of the paper. If you want to print one sided then you can add a letter s to the name of your chosen printer. For example you can print to 305s or 1111s.

If you are having problems with printing certain files, especially certain acrobat pdf documents, where when you print them nothing comes out of the printer then you can try printing with pcl driver. In order to do that add pcl to the name of the printer. For example if you are trying to print to 511 then use 511pcl instead.