Printing

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Departmental printers are available for use in the Student Center (DUE1118), main office (DUE2184), and Grad Student Office (DUE2221). See the printers list or the bottom of this page for a list of current printers available.

NOTE: Use of printers is restricted to CS students/faculty/staff and should not be used to give access to anyone else. Unauthorized use may result in loss of account privileges.

Printing from a lab machine

Windows

Appropriate printers for your login should appear automatically in the File > Print dialog. If you feel that there are printers missing that you should have access to, please contact the support team. You can also manually add the printers by following instructions below.

Linux

Print Commands

The CS department uses the Common UNIX Printing System for printing under Linux. In addition to printing from the File->Print menu in most graphical applications, users have the ability to print from the commandline. Some of the commonly used commands are the following:

  • lp or lpr : both of these print files, the examples below use lpr
  • lpq : displays queued print jobs
  • lprm : removes queued print jobs
  • lpstat : gives status information for printers
    • lpoptions : sets user-specific printer options and defaults

Examples of how to perform some common tasks:

  • lpstat -p : displays a list of available printers in the department (access to all printers except those in labs is restricted to certain users)
  • echo "test" | lpr : prints the text "test" to the default printer
  • lpr filename : prints filename to the default printer
  • lpr -P e1118-hp8150 filename : prints filename to the printer in the Engineering Hall 1118 Student Center
  • lpr -o sides=two-sided-long-edge filename : prints filename duplex (two-sided) to the default printer
  • lpr -o number-up=2 filename : prints filename using half as much paper
  • lpr -#4 filename : prints 4 copies of filename to the default printer
  • lpq : displays the current queue of print jobs running on the default printer
  • lpq -a : displays the current queue of all print jobs
  • lprm 30 : removes print job 30 <code> from the print queue
  • <code>lpoptions -d e1118-hp8150 : sets your default printer to n016-hp8150


For more information, refer to the Cups Guide to printing and the man pages for the tools.

Printing text files

In addition to printing the text files "raw", one can use the following utilities to format the text:

  • a2ps filename.txt | lpr: prints the text file in a nicer format; check the man file for more options as this program can do quite a bit
  • enscript -r filename.txt | lpr: prints a text file in landscape format; check the man file for more options as this program (like a2ps) can do quite a bit

Printing from a personal or office computer

All Users

Choose one of the following for public printers

  • e1118-hp9050
  • e2221-hp9050

If you are a member of staff or faculty, you have access to restricted printers. A list of these can be found on the Printers page or at the bottom of this page. Others will only have access to the printers in public labs.

If you want/need the drivers for the Savin copier/printer, you can download it here.

Windows

To install one of the department printers on your Windows laptop, follow these steps.

  1. Go to your Start Menu > Run
    • XP: Click Run, type in \\johnson.win2.cs.ksu.edu, and click "OK"
    • Vista/Windows 7/8/10: Type \\johnson.win2.cs.ksu.edu in the "Start Search" box and press <Enter>
    • Note (for all versions of Windows): Wired network users may use “johnson” instead of “johnson.win2.cs.ksu.edu” for the server name, but either will work. Wireless users must use the long form.
  2. If prompted, enter your CIS username and password
    • Vista/Windows 7/8/10: In the Username box type "WIN2\<username>", where <username> is your username.
  3. Right click on the printer you want and select "Connect"

OS X

To install one of the department printers on your OS X laptop, follow these steps.

  1. Open the "Printers & Scanners" preference pane from the System Preferences
  2. Click on the "+" to add a printer
  3. Click on the "Advanced" Icon (it will look like a cog)
    1. If you do not have the Advanced Icon showing up, right-click (or control-click) on a blank area of the "Add" window next to the icons and select "Customize Toolbar"
    2. Then drag the Advanced Icon to the "Add" window
  4. After you have clicked on the Advanced Icon select the "Windows printer via spoolss" type
  5. Next a samba connect will need to be made, in the box labeled URL you will need to put smb://johnson.win2.cs.ksu.edu/{printer name}
  6. Optional: Give the printer setup a name and location
  7. In the "Use" box at the bottom select either "Generic PostScript Printer" or "Generic PCL Printer"
  8. Press the "Add" button at the very bottom, this should verify and try to connect with the print you have specified
  9. If everything works out fine, you will be able to finalize your printer and use it
  10. When you send a print job, you will be challenged for login credentials. Please provide your CS account and password for this.

Current Printer Information

Printer Name Access Restrictions Location Model Device Options
e1118-hp9050 anybody Engineering Hall 1118 Lab HP LaserJet 9050 Series Duplex Unit, 2000-sheet input tray (Tray 4)
e2184b-savinc5050 faculty/staff/grads Engineering Hall 2184B (Copier) Savin C5050 Color Copier Duplex Unit, Stapler, Color
e2184b-savinc5050-color faculty/staff/grads Engineering Hall 2184B (Copier) Savin C5050 Color Copier Duplex Unit, Stapler, Color
e2184b-savinc5050-color-duplex faculty/staff/grads Engineering Hall 2184B (Copier) Savin C5050 Color Copier Duplex Unit, Stapler, Color
e2184b-savinc5050-duplex faculty/staff/grads Engineering Hall 2184B (Copier) Savin C5050 Color Copier Duplex Unit, Stapler, Color
e2184-hpcp3525x staff Engineering Hall 2184 (Main office) HP Laserjet Color CP3525x
e2193-HP4600 faculty/staff/grads Engineering Hall 2193 HP Color LaserJet 4600 Duplex Unit
e2194-HP4250 faculty/staff/grads Engineering Hall 2194 HP LaserJet 4250 Duplex Unit
e2206-HP4300 faculty/staff/grads Engineering Hall 2206 HP LaserJet 4300 Duplex Unit
e2222-hp5550 admins Engineering Hall 2222 (Earl's Office) HP LaserJet Color 5550
pdf-printer Generates a pdf in $HOME/cups-pdf