Networked Postscript printers are located in many places across the campus including the VCC, the Folsom Library, most of the Residence Halls, and many of the classrooms. There are several kinds of printers, which vary in quality, color, and paper type.
Printer names on the RCS network are made up of 3 parts. The most common syntax is ‹Building›‹room›‹type› or ‹Building›‹type›‹form›. The short form of the name uses a two-character building code, with up to four characters for a room, location, or type, and a two-character type or form code. There is also a long form of the name that spells out the printer type.
Printer Types and Formats
|LW||A black and white, letter-size Postscript laser printer.|
|BLW||A black and white, B-size (11″×17″) Postscript laser printer.|
|P3 or PH3||A color Postscript solid-ink printer that prints on letter-size paper.|
|LET||A color Postscript laser printer that prints on letter-size paper.|
|CB||A color Postscript laser printer that prints on B-size (11″×17″) plain paper.|
|CBG||A color Postscript laser printer that prints on B-size (11″×17″) glossy paper.|
|OVR||A color Postscript laser printer that prints on letter-size overhead transparencies.|
|LBLxx||A color Postscript laser printer that prints labels. “LBL” means label, while “xx” indicates the number of labels/page. Ex: LBL30 = 30 labels per page.|
Printer Resolution and Quality
Black and White Printers
Most of the RCS Black & White public printers have a resolution of 600 DPI and most support both single- and double-sided output.
Most color printers (ending with P3 and PH3) have physical resolutions of 300 DPI. However, their effective resolution appears better than 300 DPI, and the print quality is very good.
All color printers support both single- and double-sided output, except for the overhead transparency and label printers.
The color laser printers (ending with LET, CB, or CBG) have a resolution of 600 DPI and produce output of excellent quality.
All color printers can also accept grayscale-only printouts by choosing a grayscale color setting when printing. Using this option will result in being charged black-and-white prices instead of color prices.
If needed, the M.S. Word template attached to this article can be used when printing to an LBL30 printer such as VCLBL30.