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Remote Printing – Avoid Lines in the Lab

As an employee for the ITS Lab Consulting Group here on campus, I spend a lot of time each week in computer labs. I also see a lot of people waiting in lines just to get on a computer. While other users in the lab are checking Facebook or watching the newest episode of LOST, you need to log on and print out that file for your project! Did you know that you can use your laptop computer to print on campus? If not, today is your lucky day!

Remote printing has been around for a couple of years now, but it   definitely could be more utilized. There are printers all across  campus that are capable of receiving remote print jobs. Some of these include the Atherton, Pollock, Waring, and Redifer labs, Thomas Building, and the HUB. With the ability to print to either black & white printers or color printers, you’ll never need to wait in line again at the computer lab to print something out. Here’s how you can do this:

  1. Download the appropriate software for your personal computer. Windows XP/Vista/7 (32-bit) | Windows Vista/7 (64-bit) | Mac OS X (Tiger or Leopard)
  2. Once you have the software installed, 3 new printers will show up when you go to print something. Figure out which printer you want to print to by checking out the Remote Printing Website.
  3. Once you know the type of printer you’re going to use, select that printer and send the job to it.
  4. Your print job is now on a server and you can access it from any Release Station throughout campus. Release stations are usually located right next to printers that are set up to print remotely.

So if I wanted to print a document to the printer on the first floor of the HUB, I would send the print job to the printer labeled “RemotePrintingDell”. I would then go to the printer at the kiosk station and use the release station to print it.

If you want more information, just check out the Remote Printing Website. Save yourself some time and use remote printing!

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Dennis

Dennis is a rising junior majoring in IST with a minor in Supply Chain. Outside the classroom, Dennis is an ITS Lab Consultant, a member of the Penn State Blue Band Drumline, and the current President of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity. Check out his website at www.DennisSiller.com

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