Printing Help

The library has several double sided printers, including a color printer. There is a per-page fee for most printing (there is no charge for printing at a stand-up catalog-only kiosk).

Printer Locations

Reference Rooms: Printers are to the North in the Reference area near the computers. The color printer is in the South Reference area in room L-139.

Reading Room: Printers are in the adjacent room L-153 (walk toward the windows and turn right). The computers in this area can also print to the color printer in the South Reference area.

Lower Level: There is a printer in the government documents area on LL1. In setup you will find it listed as "Library LL1 Printer". In the Web queue it is called Govdocs.

(See map of printer locations)

FAQ

How can I print to a library printer from my laptop?

For Mac OS X, go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Print & Fax. Click the "+" button to add a new printer. For more details see the CUS setup page.

For Windows, install Bonjour for Windows from Apple and run the Bonjour Printer Wizard. See the CUS setup page for an alternative setup.

Printing is not working from my laptop

Are you using the new printer setup that started this January (see links above)? Did you release your print jobs at printing.reed.edu/release?

How can I $ave paper by printing multiple pages per side?

For PDFs: Select file > print. Use the Page Scaling feature to select "Multiple pages per sheet" as below:

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For other files (NOT PDFs!): File > Print > Properties button > Finishing tab. Use the "Pages per sheet" option.

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How can I print single-sided from the Library iMacs?

From the application you want to print from, click the File menu-> click Print. Click the big arrow to show more options Options Arrow Uncheck "Two-Sided".

How can I print single-sided from the Library PCs?

From the application you want to print from, click the File menu-> click Print-> click Properties-> click the Layout or Finishing tab-> uncheck the settings for "Print onBoth Sides".

How can I print double-sided from my laptop?

Follow CUS's instructions here.

Pages are printing incorrectly. For example, words are unreadable or the print job is incomplete.

Select a different printer name such as North Ref PS.

  1. From the application you're using click on the File menu, choose Print...
  2. Select a different printer from the "Printer" "Name:" drop down menu.
  3. Choose the page range to reprint, and click OK to print.

printing faq

If this is your own computer, try a different driver, such as the Postscript (PS) driver. You may have to download it from www.hp.com. If these suggestions don't work, consult the Reference Librarian on duty.

Pages are printing blank or with black outs.

Are you printing multiple pages per side? You must do it like this.

When I print multiple pages per side, some pages are upside-down

Select the Properties button, go to the Finishing tab, and check "Flip Pages Up".

PDF problems

Save the file to the desktop. Right click the file, and choose to open with Foxit Reader (Windows) or Adobe Reader (Mac). Do a test print of a couple of pages before trying to print the whole document again.


Other printing problems...

Consult the Reference Librarian on duty.