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AOS has two public printers:
Each is controlled via a centralized print server.
McGill's uPrint system is also available on all Linux systems. More information on McGill's uPrint system can be found on the IT Knowledgebase
Jet is a Hewlett-Packard Laserjet 4250DTN black and white laser printer. It is capable of duplex printing and can be found in room 811 on the Southern wall. Using this printer is free.
Rainbow is a Hewlett Packard Laserjet 4700 colour laser printer. It is capable of duplex printing and can be found in room 811 in frount of the Southern wall. Using this printer costs money charged to your supervisor.
Printing quotas are based on the actual costs of the toner and paper used for each printer. Here are the prices of each item (all applicable taxes are included):
Note that the constants listed here, such as number of pages per toner, are based on average average/theoretical cases supplied by the hardware vendor. These will likely change in the future based on recorded usage in AOS.
The quotas per printer are calculated on these costs:
|Queue Name||Total Cost per page||Quota Charge per page|
|AOS-Rainbow-NoDuplex Colour Page||0.12||0.12|
|AOS-Rainbow-NoDuplex BW Page||0.03||0.03|
|AOS-Rainbow-Duplex Colour Page||0.11||0.11|
|AOS-Rainbow-Duplex BW Page||0.02||0.02|
Please Note printing to Jet is the preferred method of printing black and white text. Your supervisor is charged if you print to Rainbow.
Note: If you run out of quota, please see your supervisor. He/she will contact me to add more quota for your group.
No configuration should be necessary. Simply issue File → Print and the list of printers should show themselves. Please note that the correct printers start with AOS. If you do not see any printers please contact me at email@example.com.
For printing to McGill's uPrint system, you may:
lpr –U [McGill Short Username] -P [printername] [filename]
This deserves its own page. Please view the Printing From OS X page.
This deserves its own page. Please view the Printing From Windows page.