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Printing at CLASSE


This page contains information on printing at CLASSE.

General Information

  • IMPORTANT: To print to a CLASSE printer, you must be on a CLASSE network. If your computer is connected to RedRover, eduroam or any other non-CLASSE network, please first connect to the CLASSE VPN by following the instructions at OpenVPN.
  • Please refer to our PrinterList for information on printers available at CLASSE.
    • Be careful to select the correct (nearest) printer. Sending your printout to the wrong printer can be embarrassing, It also wastes paper and time.
  • Please see LPR for an explanation of the LPR/LPD printing protocol.
    • LPR normally is required when printing from non-CLASSE computers, including Windows. The Windows LPR configuration menu is "hidden".
  • Please see PDFPrinting for important information on printing PDFs here at CLASSE.
    • PDF X-Change normally is used instead of Adobe Acrobat

Printing from a Macintosh (either a private laptop or a public CLASSE system)

For public CLASSE systems, pointers up-to-date Postcript Printer Description (PPD) Files are on the CLASSE Printer List page
(NB: "Generic" always works, some vendor-supplied PPDs do NOT)

Printing from Windows

  • Non-CLASSE Windows computers on the CLASSE "LNS Protected" network must print using LPR.
  • Non-CLASSE Windows computers on RedRover, eduroam or other non-CLASSE networks must connect to the CLASSE network using OpenVPN, then print using LPR.

Printing Information for Windows 7 and Windows 10

Printing Information for Legacy Windows XP (deprecated)

Printing Information for even older Windows OSs. This is provided as a courtesy, but most users will not be running these OSs. We cannot provide further support for personal computers running Windows 2000 or NT4.

Printing from Linux

Printing from Unix

Printing from Solaris

Printing in the Physical Sciences Building

  • Laptop Users: Because wireless networking in the PSB is provided by RedRover or eduroam, you must connect to CLASSE's network using OpenVPN before you can print on a CLASSE printer in the PSB. See General Information above.
  • Desktop Users: Since CLASSE desktop computers are connected to the CLASSE public network, you should be able to print using the methods described above, without using OpenVPN.

Printing for the Theory Group

Topic revision: r23 - 17 Jul 2020, JamesPulver
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