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Public Printers & Tips


List of Computer Science Semi Private Printers

 
QueueName Type Memory Location Comments
core3 HP LaserJet 9040 384-512MB Core 302 black&white laser
core3c Xerox Phaser 8870 384-512MB Core 302 color laser
hill2* HP LaserJet P4015DN 128 MB Hill2 Annex Hill 252 black&white laser
hill3 Aficio MP6002 PS 1536MB Hill 381 black&white laser/copier/scanner
hill3c Xerox Phaser 8860 384-512MB Hill 381 color laser
hill4 HP LaserJet P4015DN 128 MB Hill 421 black&white laser
artisan** HP DesignJet Z3200ps 384-512MB Core 302 color Inkjet & poster
cbim_printer_2 HP 4100 Series 16 MB CBIM Rm#1 black&white laser

☛ Complete list of all Printers and Queues.

☛ There is a limit of 150 pages that can be printed in 24 hours per user for color printers and 300 pages for black/white printer except for Hill 2 and Artisan. Hill2 is a print and release printer. See note on Hill2 below for more info.  Artisan is limited to 1 page every 30 minutes per user. Please use the copier in Hill 381 to make multiple copies beyond your daily limit.

☛ *Hill2 is the only publicly accessible printer. The rest of the printers are for CS Faculty/Staff Use only located in rooms which require special access.

☛ **Please note except for artisan, these printers can use HP Universal Printer driver



Printing a book is an abuse of resources.
It is NOT allowed on any of our printers!
Do not abuse any of our resources!

 

*Notes on Hill2:

Job sent to Hill2 do not get immediately printed -- print jobs must be released by the owner by swiping the cardreader next to the printer his/her Rutgers ID card and issuing the release. Printing to 'hill2' will count towards your printing quota governed by University computing labs printing rules (the 'printgreen' printing conservation program) as described in http://printing.rutgers.edu.

Any job printed to this printer must have your NetID as owner. This is not an issue if you print from any iLab computers (where you would be already logged in with your netid.) However, if you want to print to hill2 from a laptop, you will need to set your NetID as your laptop username name -- or you will not be able to release the job. Any jobs not released after 20 minutes get deleted automatically.

The hill2 printer is maintained by DCS, if you have any problems with actual printing (as opposed to quota/funding problems -- see the above URL for that), including the printer being out of paper or toner, please send mail to help@cs.rutgers.edu.

Please visit the printgreen website for additional information/rules/adding funds/FAQ related to the rules on this printer.

Tips for successful Printing:

☛ We only support Postcript Driver. Always download Postscript driver!

☛ Generic usernames like administrator, anonymous, guest, nobody, root, user are NOT allowed to print to our printserver.

☛ Single sided printing does not work when printing from SunOS or machine with LPRng. Single sided printing works with WindowsOS or MacOS if single sided option is selected on the driver prior to printing. On printers capable of duplex printing, default is always Duplex printing.

On a Linux shell, you can print in single sided, using the following command:


lpr -Pprintername -o sides=one-sided filename

There are a lot options you can set with CUPS driver. See CUPS printing options for further details. CUPS options do not work with SunOS machines.

Please note once a job is sent from your computer to the print server, you can't remove/cancel the job. You can check the status of the job via http://printserver.cs.rutgers.edu. If you must cancel a job, please call the operator on duty at 848-445-2443 to cancel the job.

☛ For driver setup, see: Printing to CS Printers from WindowsMacOS X, and Linux Operating Systems.

☛ Banner page by default, will print on every print job. To turn off the banner, especially for color and poster printer, use printserverh.cs.rutgers.edu as your printserver during setup. This will make sure NO BANNER page will get printed to these printers even if you forget to turn off the header in the lpr command.

☛ If you are planning to print to other than 'letter' size paper, see Paper size Guide.

☛ If a printer driver for any of our printer is not available on your computer, select the closest available model to our printer. Otherwise, use Generic Postscript Printer driver.

☛ Poster Printing

Please read instruction on How to Print Posters to Artisan before printing to it. Artisan, our poster printer has 36 inches wide roll paper. Default paper size on a document and printer driver in the United States is 'Letter' size (8.5x11 inches).

If you need a driver, you can get it from HP DesignJet Z3200 website

Important: Most common user mistakes in printing poster is forgetting to set the right paper size in 2 places before printing. You must set both paper size to the right size for
1. Document Page Setup - so the document will print in the size you want. 
2. Printer Driver - so it knows what papersize is installed on the printer.

The best way to print poster is to print to PDF first. The PDF will give you a preview of what will be printed on the printer. When your PDF proof is ready, print the PDF file to the poster printer. Don't forget to check the paper size set on your printer driver before printing your poster.

If you need a freeware PDF writer for Windows, see BullZip, MacOS has built in ability to print to PDF.


 

If you have problems or questions, please email help@cs.rutgers.edu.