Department of Physics and Astronomy - Computer Facilities
There are a number of printers available for public use in the Physics Department via the local area network. These are accessed via queues on our central print server system via the LPD protocol. The network name of the print server is physprint.rutgers.edu. The available printers are summarized in the following table:
|Queue Name||Printer type||Location|
|Physics and Astronomy building|
|1w||HP LaserJet P4015DN||1st floor hallway|
|2w||HP LaserJet P4015DN||2nd floor hallway|
|2wcolor||Xerox ColorQube 8570||3rd floor hallway|
|3w||HP LaserJet 600 M602||3rd floor hallway|
|3wcolor||Xerox ColorQube 8570||3rd floor hallway|
|3astro||HP LaserJet P4014||Room 332W|
|hp5m||HP LaserJet HP5M||Room 336W|
|2e||HP LaserJet P4015DN||Room 287E|
|2ecolor||Xerox Phasor 8860||Room 287E|
|3t||HP LaserJet 4100||Room 383E|
|3m||HP LaserJet P4515||room 376E|
|copier3m||Xerox WorkCentre 5845||room 376E|
|hetlpr1||Xerox 6180||Room 354E|
|Nano Physics Laboratory|
|nplcolor||Xerox ColorQube 8570||2nd floor|
|npl2f||HP LaserJet||2nd floor|
|npl1f||HP LaserJet||1st floor|
|Allison Road Classroom building|
|arc||HP LaserJet 4240||Computer room|
|arc_color||Xerox Phasor 8860||Computer room|
On the Sun Unix systems, printing can be done using the lpr command. The format is "lpr -P queue-name file-name". For example,
This same command will work on most of the staff-supported Linux systems. However, in that case the queue name must be preceeded with the letter "p". This is due to a restriction in the CUPS printing system used with Linux. For example,
On printers that support printing on both sides of the page, but which do not print on both sides by default, two-sided printing can be selected by including the switch setting "-Z duplex" in the lpr command.
On printers that support printing on both sides of the page, and which do print on both sides by default, one-sided printing can be selected by including the switch setting "-Z simplex" in the lpr command.
All printers are accessible from PC's running Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8
via the Windows "Add Printer" wizard.
However, it may be necessary to first turn on LPR Port Monitor.
To verify that LPR Port Monitor is turned on:
In Control Panel, click Programs and Features, click Turn Windows features on or off,
expand Print and Document Services, select the LPR Port Monitor check box, and click OK.
Once "LPR Port Monitor" is turned on, to add a printer:
In Control Panel, click Devices and Printers, then click Add a Printer,
then click Add a local printer. Click Create a new port, and from the drop-down list select LPR Port and click Next.
On the next screen, enter physprint.rutgers.edu
as the "Name or address of server providing lpd", and the desired queue name from
the table above as the "Name of printer or print queue on the server" and click OK.
After this, setup follows the normal Windows convention to select a driver
specific to the model of the printer.
This information is also available in the table above.
The specifics vary from one Linux flavor to another, but the general sequence is as follows:
All the printers listed above can also be accessed from Macs running OS X.