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Printers

Note that if you are on the Visitors Network "Pink cables" please refer to the guide to Visitor Network Printing

List of Printers

A number of laser printers are available on site for general use. Details and specifications are outlined in the table below.

List of public printers (ATNF Narrabri)

Laser Printer Location / Description
Sharp MX4111N Multifunction Observers' Area, Colour, Duplex A3/A4
Sharp MX4111N Multifunction Admin Area, Colour, Duplex, A3/A4
Sharp MX-C311 Multifunction Lodge, Colour, Duplex, A4

List of printers / Windows Share name(s)

Laser Printer Windows Share Name Location / Description
Sharp MX4111N Multifunction \\ningadhun-cj\cacolour Observers' Area, Control Building, Level 1, Colour, A3/A4
Sharp MX-C311 Multifunction \\ningadhun-cj\calgeprt Lodge (next to piano), Colour, A4
Sharp MX4111N Multifunction \\ningadhun-cj\caadmprt Admin Area, Control Building, Ground Level A3/A4

Unix / Linux

The basic command for printing in a Unix environment is the lpr command. The table below describes similar commands.

Command Description
lpr -Pprinter_name filename Print the file filename to the printer printer_name
lpq -Pprinter_name Check the print queue on printer_name
lprm -Pprinter_name job_number Remove the print job from the printer queue corresponding to the specified printer name. The job number can be obtained by using the lpq command.
lp -d printer_name filename Print the file filename to the printer printer_name
lpstat -o printer_name Shows the jobs queue on the specified destination printer_name
lpstat -a printer_name Shows the accepting state of the printer queue printer_name

Table of Postscript Printers

Laser Printer Unix queue name Location / Description
Sharp MX4111N Multifunction cacolour Observers' Area, Colour, A3/A4
Sharp MX-C311 Multifunction calgeprt Lodge (next to piano), Duplex, A4
Sharp MX4111N Multifunction casharp Admin Area, Duplex, A4/A3

How to print multiple pages per sheet

  • Use the mpage command (/usr/local/bin/mpage) to print either 2,4 or 8 pages onto one page. This command only works with POSTSCRIPT files.
  • Example: To print the postscript file test.ps to the Sharp MX4111N, 4 pages per sheet in landscape mode you would use the following
    mpage -4l -Pcacolour test.ps
  • For more details on the available options type man mpage

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Original: John Giovannis (20th Jan 2004), modified: Brett Lennon (August 04, 2016)