Cahill Printer/Copier Summary:
The Astronomy copier is located in 248 Cahill. If you will need to make copies or scan documents please send a PTA to Gita Patel, gp@astro, and she will generate an account number. When in front of the copier, choose Dept. ID on the LCD screen and type in the account number using the number pad on the right of the LCD screen, then hit the ID button. You can now start to copy and scan documents.
Once you have an account from Gita, you can also use scan to pdf feature. This feature will allow the copier to scan a black and white document and send the result to an email address.
Printers in Cahill follow a standard naming scheme, and they will be shared in a consistent manner. Instructions for installing the printers are posted on the side of each printer. These instructions are repeated in this document.
All managed computers in Cahill should have access to the printers. Other computers, including laptops, can connect to a printer through our print server: (Examples that follow are for the printer named "bw249".)
- Mac OS computers (wired connection): Use the "Add Printer" dialog or System Preference and then locate this printer in the default printer browser. It will be listed as "Bonjour Shared" and look like this:
- Mac OS computers (wireless connection): Use the "Add Printer" dialog or System Preference and choose "IP" printing. From the pull-down "Protocol" list, select "Internet Printing Protocol - IPP". For "Address" use "cahillprint.caltech.edu"; for "Queue" use "printers/bw249". (The string "printers/" in the queue name is important.) Then select the appropriate driver from the list below. If the printer driver does not appear on the list, then you may need to download the driver.
- Windows computers: Use the "Add Printer" wizard, indicate a "Network printer", and then enter a printer URL like this:
- Unix/Linux computers: Our CUPS server runs in a broadcast mode, so if you have not set print server to anything else, you should see the list of available printers.
bw249: HP LaserJet Enterprise M602dn, high-speed duplex @ cahillprint
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you encounter any difficulties using the printers.