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==Printer Queues==
 
==Printer Queues==
  
UMIACS uses a centralized print server to manage all of the printers in the Institute.  See [Printing] for more details specific to your OS.  We have developed a naming scheme for our printer queues based on the colors the printer can produce, the type of queue, the room number, and whether or not you wish to have a header page (called a "banner") printed at the beginning of your document.
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UMIACS uses a centralized print server to manage all of the printers in the Institute.  See [[Printing]] for more details specific to your OS.  We have developed a naming scheme for our printer queues based on the colors the printer can produce, the type of queue, the building number, and the room number.
  
 
The naming scheme is as follows:
 
The naming scheme is as follows:
  
 
* All color printers begin with a "c".  Black & white is the default so nothing extra is needed.
 
* All color printers begin with a "c".  Black & white is the default so nothing extra is needed.
* Then is either "ps" for a postscript queue or "pcl" for a PCL queue.  Postscript and PCL are types of printer drivers.  If you are unsure what this means, use "ps" for postscript.
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* Then either "ps" for a PostScript-enabled queue or "pcl" for a Printer Command Language-enabled queue will appearPostScript and PCL are types of printer drivers.  If you are unsure what this means, use "ps" for PostScript.  PCL drivers may not always be available.
* Then add the room number.  All printers in the Bio Sciences Building also add the building number. E.g., room 3120H in BSB is "296-3120H" while room 3142 in AV Williams is "3142".
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* Then add the building number and a dash ("-"). E.g. add "432-" for IRB, or "115-" for AVW.
* Finally, if you do not want to print a banner page, add "nb".
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* Then add the room number. E.g. If the printer is in room 3208, add "3208".
  
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Some examples:
 
Some examples:
  
* cps3142nb is a color printer in AV Williams 3142 that will not print banners.
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* ps432-3208 is a black & white printer in Iribe 3208.
* ps3142 is a black & white printer in AV Williams 3142 that will print banners.
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* cps115-4430a is a color printer in A.V. Williams 4430.
* pcl3142 is a black & white printer in AV Williams 3142 that will print banners but uses a PCL driver.
 
* cps296-3120Hb is a color printer in BSB that will print banners.
 

Latest revision as of 16:18, 13 October 2022

Printer Queues

UMIACS uses a centralized print server to manage all of the printers in the Institute. See Printing for more details specific to your OS. We have developed a naming scheme for our printer queues based on the colors the printer can produce, the type of queue, the building number, and the room number.

The naming scheme is as follows:

  • All color printers begin with a "c". Black & white is the default so nothing extra is needed.
  • Then either "ps" for a PostScript-enabled queue or "pcl" for a Printer Command Language-enabled queue will appear. PostScript and PCL are types of printer drivers. If you are unsure what this means, use "ps" for PostScript. PCL drivers may not always be available.
  • Then add the building number and a dash ("-"). E.g. add "432-" for IRB, or "115-" for AVW.
  • Then add the room number. E.g. If the printer is in room 3208, add "3208".
Printerqueueformat.JPG


Some examples:

  • ps432-3208 is a black & white printer in Iribe 3208.
  • cps115-4430a is a color printer in A.V. Williams 4430.