Printing

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There are two 2D printers in the space provided for use by members. While use is free-of-charge, we do encourage donations in order to keep the printers stocked with ink, toner and paper. These donations may also be used to repair and upgrade the devices. A flatbed scanner is also available.

The Printers

Colour Inkjet

Colour Inket Printer
Contact User:Irl
Make and Model HP Photosmart 5510
Arrival 2014/01/24
Does it work Yes
Serial Number
Location

The colour inkjet printer is an HP PhotoSmart 5510 series.

The required cartridges are the HP 364XL. There are black and colour cartridges seperately.

This printer has not seen enough usage recently and the head could do with a clean. As a result there is some banding present on prints.

The suggested donation for this printer is 5p per page.

Monochrome Laser Printer

Monochrome Laser Printer
Contact User:Irl
Make and Model Lexmark E250d
Arrival
Does it work Yes
Serial Number
Location

The laser printer can only print in one colour, black.

The required toner drum is the Lexmark E25022G.

The suggested donation for this printer is 1p per page.

Printing

Internet Printing Protocol

There is a CUPS server running on unicorn that shares access to both printers. If you're using a Linux, BSD or macOS machine that also has CUPS then you should automatically discover the printer and be able to send print jobs to it.

Secure Shell

If you have an account on unicorn you can submit print jobs via SSH. You probably don't want to do it this way, but you can.

cat document.ps | ssh user@unicorn.57north.org.uk lpr

Scanning via the Network

There is a SANE server running on unicorn that shares access to the scanner. If you're using a Linux or BSD machine, you can use xsane to connect to the scanner and retrieve scans.

Future Ideas

  • Adding a "receipt" printer
  • Adding a label maker
  • Adding a CD printer
  • Adding an ID card printer