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Nevis Printing

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  If you connect your laptop to via an Ethernet connection, and your laptop is running CUPS, you will be able to browse the list of available print queues and select one.
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However, if you connect via a wireless network or at the Annex, you will not be able to browse the list of queues. You can still print, but will have to add the printer queue to your laptop manually:
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However, if you connect via the wireless network, you will not be able to browse the list of queues. You can still print, but will have to add the printer queue to your laptop manually:
 

Linux

On Linux laptops, both the KDE and GNOME window managers have printer setup utilities. The general information you need is:
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  • The printer protocol is IPP. * The printer (or "print server") is print.nevis.columbia.edu
  • If you want to print to a queue listed below, the queue name is printers/<queue-name>.
  • If you have to type in a URI for the above information, it is ipp://print.nevis.columbia.edu/printers/<queue-name>.
  • For example, if you want to print to queue bw-research, the URI is ipp://print.nevis.columbia.edu/printers/bw-research.
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  • The printer protocol is IPP.
  • The printer (or "print server") is one of those listed below; e.g. bw-research.nevis.columbia.edu
  • If you have to type in a URI for the above information, it is (for example) ipp://bw-research.nevis.columbia.edu/.
 

Macintosh

  • Go to System Preferences.
  • Click on "Print & Fax".
  • Click on the "plus" sign (+) to add a printer.
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  • The protocol is "IPP", the Address is print.nevis.columbia.edu, and the Queue is printers/<queue-name>
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  • The protocol is "IPP", the Address is the queue followed by nevis.columbia.edu; e.g., bw-research.nevis.columbia.edu. Leave the queue blank.
 

CUPS direct (Mac and Linux)

On both Macs and Linux laptops, if the printer setup utilities seem a bit confusing, you might try to access CUPS directly:
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  • Click on "Printers" on the top bar; you may have to type in a root or administrator password to proceed further.
  • The Name of the queue can be anything; just "Nevis" will do.
  • The Device is "Internet Printing Protocol (ipp)"
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  • The URI is ipp://print.nevis.columbia.edu/printers/<queue-name>
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  • The URI is ipp://bw-research.nevis.columbia.edu/ or substitute a different qeue for bw-research.
 

Windows

  • Start->Settings->Printers
  • Open "Add Printer"
  • Select "Local Printer", then click "Next"
  • Select "Create a new port", and select "IPP" from the pop-up menu. Click "Next". (If an "IPP" option is not available, then you don't have CUPS installed. You can try using the IP name <queue-name>.nevis.columbia.edu, use "TCP/IP" as the port type, and leave the queue blank.)
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  • As noted above, the print server is print.nevis.columbia.edu, and the print queue is printers/<queue-name>.
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  • As noted above, the print server is (for example) bw-research.nevis.columbia.edu; leave the queue blank.
 

Print queues

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Main print queues

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bw-research (or "hp4300" or "qms1")

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bw-research

 
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bw-research is the main "workhorse" printer.

Note: The main printer at Nevis used to be called qms1, and then hp4300. In order that some old print commands will still work, the old queue names are still available.

bw-research is a fast black-and-white HP P4014 printer. This printer has a duplexing feature, which allows you to print on both sides of a sheet of paper. To use the feature, the command is:

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bw-research is the main "workhorse" printer. It's a fast black-and-white HP P4014 printer. This printer has a duplexing feature, which allows you to print on both sides of a sheet of paper. To use the feature on Linux, the command is:
 
lpr -Pbw-research -o Duplex=DuplexNoTumble <filename>
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Upper lpr -o InputSlot=Tray2
Duplex lpr -o Duplex=DuplexNoTumble
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When you put three-hole-punch paper in the lower bin, it's commonly combined with the duplex option to print long documents that can be placed in looseleaf binders. For example:
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When you put three-hole-punch paper in the lower bin, it's commonly combined with the duplex option to print long documents that can be placed in loose-leaf binders. For example:
 
lpr -Pbw-research -o Duplex=DuplexNoTumble -o InputSlot=Tray2 thesis.ps
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Other queues

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bw-design (or hp2300)

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bw-design

 This is an HP3015 printer located in the electronics design area of the lower floor of the Nevis Electronics Building, and is intended for the use of the people who work on that floor.
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bw-testing (or hp1200)

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bw-testing

 This is an HP1200 printer located on the upper floor of the Nevis Electronics Building, in the DOE testing area, and is intended for the use of the people who work on that floor.

bw-elec

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How do I use one of these printers if I'm not at Nevis?

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The printers at Nevis itself are behind the firewall, and cannot be accessed directly. However, you can still access them using IPP. Setting the "printer" to be print.nevis.columbia.edu and the "port" or "queue" to be printers/ followed by the name of the Nevis print queue (e.g., printers/bw-research). There are detailed instructions above.
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The printers at Nevis itself are behind the firewall, and cannot be accessed directly. However, you can still access them using IPP. Setting the "printer" to be print.nevis.columbia.edu and the "port" or "queue" to be printers/ followed by the name of the Nevis print queue (e.g., printers/bw-research).
  The printers at the Nevis Annex are generally accessible from anyone in Pupin.

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  If the problem that the image is too large, try the option -o scaling=100. This should scale the image so that it fits on one sheet of paper. (By the way, this is a neat way of printing documents sized for A4 paper onto American letter-size paper, and vice versa.)

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Otherwise, I don't have a general solution to this kind of problem. You'll have to experiment on your own.
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Otherwise, I don't have a general solution to this kind of problem. You'll have to experiment on your own.
 

How do I use one set of options for printing text files, and another for printing postscript files?

 
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