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(NOTE: This service is limited to
A4 size output. For larger colour printing see A0
and A1 poster printing.)
The Computing Service is now in a position to offer colour PostScript printing via a Lexmark OPTRA C laser printer located in the Help Desk area. The output is of a high quality (600 x 600 dpi) and is suitable for both photographic images and machine generated graphs and text. It is however only possible to produce A4 output.
Output should be directed to a queue called sercolour on a machine also called sercolour.
On a UNIX system you should use the command:
lpr -Psercolour filename.ps (lp under Solaris 2.x
On a PC the output should be directed to a 'printer' set up by your administrator to be processed by the colour printer.
Set up an appropriate driver to process output for this printer under Microsoft Windows products. On Windows 95 systems administrators can follow the instructions given.
The drivers supplied with
the printer generate 'PJL' instructions in addition to the PostScript output. If these are
removed any images included in the PostScript are not printed and several pages of
'rubbish' will be produced in their place. Unfortunately previewers and some other
printers reject jobs containing these PJL instructions. It is accepted that this is not a
satisfactory solution and the matter is receiving attention.
Set up /etc/printcap and directories so that output can be sent to the printer from a
This printer has been made available for use in PC laboratories A and F.
You must first queue the output, and then contact the Help Desk in person, so that the output can be produced. The output will then be debited to your account in the University's Printer Accounting system. If you look at the queue with lpq you will see that the printer is shown as down. This is normal: the Help Desk will arrange the production of individual jobs as requested.
Although any job left in the queue for more than a week is liable to automatic deletion, users are requested to remove any jobs they queue but do not want to be produced (The Help Desk staff can be asked to do this on your behalf).
The current cost is 50p per page for paper output. Transparencies can also be produced at cost of £1.10 per page. (These prices are subject to change - The Help Desk will be pleased to inform you of the current price).