HP LaserJet MFP M521
1200 dpi 25 ppm duplex Postscript printer (pennies/page)
Third floor printer for high-volume printing
HP Color LaserJet M553
1200 dpi 35 ppm duplex color printer (dimes/page)
Third floor color printer for transparencies, drafts of papers, research
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Printer supplies such as toner are handled by the admins in Gates 377 and 379 Spent toner cartridges should be returned to Gates 377 for recycling.
Plain paper is stocked in the drawers next to the printers, but the main supplies are in the 380 pantry at the end of the wing.
Print manufacturers make their money on supplies and sadly the printers usually start blinking and complaining about low toner or ink when there's still 20% left. Therefore, we generally ignore the warnings and only replace supplies when the actual print quality has deteriorated.
$ enscript -p - myfile.txt | lp -d offset -h scroll.stanford.edu -will print "myfile.txt" to offset.
To set up the CUPS printers, first open up "Printers and Devices"
There are a number of printer GUIs available for Linux. The nicest at the moment is kprinter which is part of the KDE package (and is the default printing dialog of any KDE program). You can use it from within other programs by using "kprinter" as the printer command (use "kprinter --stdin" if the program pipes the input to the print command). The program xpp also has similar functionality, but a much uglier interface. However, it does not require KDE.
To quickly print text files 2up, use:
a2ps -2 file.txt
On "tone", transparencies shouldn't be put into the tray. Rather, you should open both the auxiliary input and output tray doors on the right side to feed and retrieve the slides. This method shortens and straightens the paper path through the printer so that you minimize crumpling.
letterpress doesn't wait very long for you to load paper into the manual feed tray, so load your paper before printing (this can change if people complain). letterpress will pause when the manual feed job is to be printed and waits until either paper is loaded or the big round button is pushed.
For problems, send e-mail to action@cs.