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The following common accessible printers are available:

Name Features Type Location
km1 duplex color A3 Konika-Minolta bizhub C224e 01.117
psBlack1 duplex HP LaserJet M608 01.117
psColor1 duplex color ECOSYS P7040cdn 01.117
km2 duplex color A3 Konika-Minolta bizhub C224e 02.113
psBlack2 duplex HP LaserJet M608 02.113
psColor2 duplex color Kyocera P7035cdn 02.113

Note: Other printers are meant for local use only.

The most convenient way to print your files is via the program gtklp, a graphical front-end to the printing system that lets you choose the most suitable printing style. You may use it directly on a shell as


to print a file You may also use that command without any argument as the print command for an application (instead of lpr). Some programs may actually be configured like that by default.

Alternatively, you may use the lpr or the lp command to print a file, but these are a bit more difficult to use, especially when you want to use specific printer options. Use man lpr and man lp for details. If you have problems using these, please use gtklp instead.

Printing of Postscript files is well supported. Other formats may or may not work directly. When in doubt, use your favourite viewing/editing program to print from there.

Printer Status

The status of the printer is also accesible through the web browser pointing to http://localhost:631. With that interface it is possible to delete/move your jobs waiting the queue using your usual ITP credentials. This requires an "upgrade" of your connection to https and accepting a non verifiable certificate.

Special features

The following settings may be made in gtklp.


Warning: Do not use transparencies made for ink printers on laser printers!

If you want to print on transparencies and do not know which printer support transparencies or how to use on these printers, please ask first.

Non-duplex printing:

Select Duplex Printing -> None.

Duplex printing

Select Duplex Printing -> Long edge (or Long side) if you want to bond at the long edge of your sheets of paper. Or select Duplex Printing -> Short edge (or Short side) if you want to bond at the short edge.

Printing two pages on one side

Select Pages per sheet -> 2. You may also enable or disable duplex in this mode, see above.

DIN A3 printing

The printers km1 and km2 support printing on DIN A3 paper (twice as large as DIN A4). For that to work, please choose a Paper size of A3.

See also

man lpr, man lpq, man lprm, man lp, man lpoptions, man cancel, man lpstat, man lpinfo