Printers in the Cahill Center
Printers in Cahill follow a standard naming scheme, and they are shared in a consistent manner. Instructions for installing the printers are posted on the side of each printer. 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".)
The Wide-Format Printer
The Caltech Astronomy Department has a wide-format printer, an HP DesignJet Z5200PS. It can print on paper up to 42" wide. It is located in room 248 on the second floor in Cahill. It is currently loaded with 42" satin photo paper, appropriate for most conference posters.
Astronomy department users may print to this printer using the standard print queue, "poster248". Users from departments other than Astronomy should contact firstname.lastname@example.org before sending their job to the printer. There are a public Mac and PC in Cahill 249 which may be used for sending jobs to the printer. The passwords for those computers may be obtained from one of us.
Note that the file to be printed must be the size desired for the output! Be sure to check both the "Page Setup", to make sure that the document is the correct size, and the "Paper Size", to make sure that the paper being printed on is large enough to accommodate the document.
Instructions for common tasks associated with the printer, such as changing the paper roll, are provided in the "Quick Reference Guide" to the printer, which can be found in the small bin on the right end of the printer itself. Please see Patrick Shopbell (Cahill 311, x4097), Anu (Cahill 228, x4006), or Carl (Cahill 227, x6462) for assistance.
March 2019 Important policy change: Due to a lack of staff resources, we are no longer providing poster printing to outside parties (i.e., outside of Caltech Astronomy). We apologize for the inconvenience, but we currently are not able to assist with such printing. Outside individuals requiring poster printing should contact Graphic Resources or an off-campus source, such as Kinko's.
The Astronomy Copier
The Astronomy copier is located in 248 Cahill. To use the copier, or its scanning function, 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. This will unlock the copier for use.
Once you have an account from Gita, you can also use the copier's 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. Let us know if you need assistance in setting up this feature.
Cahill Public Printer List
The following public printers are available in the Cahill Center:
|Location||Printer Name||Printer Model||Paper Size|
|Cahill 135||color135||HP Color LaserJet M553||8 1/2 x 11|
|Cahill 135||bw135||HP LaserJet 5200||8 1/2 x 11, 11 x 17|
|Cahill 135||plot135||HP DesignJet 5500PS||large format: 42-inch paper roll|
|Cahill 241||color241||HP Color LaserJet CP3525x||8 1/2 x 11|
|Cahill 248||poster248||HP DesignJet Z5200||large format: 42-inch paper roll|
|Cahill 249||color249||HP Color LaserJet M553||8 1/2 x 11|
|Cahill 249||bw249||HP LaserJet M602||8 1/2 x 11|
|Cahill 269||color269||HP Color LaserJet M553||8 1/2 x 11|
|Cahill 269||bw269||HP LaserJet M607||8 1/2 x 11|
|Cahill 269||color269b||HP Color LaserJet CP5225||8 1/2 x 11, 8 1/2 x 14, 11 x 17|
|Cahill 350||bw350||HP LaserJet M604||8 1/2 x 11|
|Cahill 350||color350||HP Color LaserJet CP4025||8 1/2 x 11|
|Cahill 365||bw365||HP LaserJet M607||8 1/2 x 11|
|Cahill 365||color365||HP Color LaserJet M553||8 1/2 x 11|
Please send any questions and feedback to help [at] astro.caltech.edu.