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Use Library Tech: Large-Scale Printing & Scanning

Large-Scale Printing & Scanning

HP Designjet 800PS Scanner and Printer

Please note that the use of this printer/scanner is limited to research-related use only.  Please do not print conference posters. 

The Geology large-format printer and scanner is located in the Geology & Planetary Sciences Department, 207 N. Mudd.

To scan or print files, start as follows:

1. Turn on the equipment you will be needing. If you are scanning, turn on scanner. The switch is located at the rear left of the scanner (follow the yellow dot).

2. Turn on the PC that is attached to the scanner (the one that has the monitor that swivels). The switch is located on the bottom of the monitor, on the far right-side side (follow the red dot).

3. Wait for everything to power up. The HP DesignJet Program will open on the workstation automatically. Check the status lights on the scanner: once they are green, everything is ready to go.

4. If you are going to print as well, turn on the printer. The switch is located on the front panel, on the left side. 

5. If you see the “media profile” window, hit OK on the screen.

6. For scanning or printing, see the appropriate box on the right.

Printing files:

Please note that the use of this printer/scanner is limited to research-related use only.  Please do not print conference posters. 

There is a charge of $6.50 per linear foot printed.  Please provide a valid PTA account number upon printing.  There is a clipboard on top of the keyboard to fill in your account information.  Provide your name, linear-feet printed, and the account to charge to.

a) You can print pdf, ppt, jpeg, and tiff files. 

b) Log-in with your Access account using the computer on the right hand side of the table. Open your file, then print.
     Select HP Designjet 800PS 42 as the printer name.
c) Select your paper size. Open your pdf, select “File,” and then “Properties.” Your page size will be found here, look in the lower left corner of this box. This printer has a maximum width paper of 36 in. Hit OK to close.
NOTE:  For ppt, jpeg, and tiff files, you will have to make sure and select an appropriate print size, based on the size that you created during the creation of your document.
d) Go to “File,” then “Print.” Be sure HP Designjet 800PS 42 is selected. Select “Properties.” Under the “Paper/Quality” tab, look at the Paper Options. Select “Custom.” Simply input your dimensions you would like. (The units are in inches.).
e) Be sure and select your appropriate page size, noting the maximum width of 36 in.

Scanning to a file:

Please note that the use of this printer/scanner is limited to research-related use only.

a) Select the “scan” tab button on the screen.
b) Place the document face down with the intended top edge forward in the scanner insertion slot (preferably centered).
c) Slide the document gently into the insertion slot until you feel it pulled into the start position.
d) Select your scan options (type of original, etc.).
e) Select “settings” to select either jpeg, tiff, or pdf. Note: Adobe Acrobat (pdf) is not installed on this computer, but you can save your scanned file to a thumb drive.
f) Name your file. The default saving directory is D: You can change it to any directory, including a portable thumb drive. (usually F:) To change file directory, use the arrows to find the desired directory. Pressing “..” will move you up to the parent directory. Click OK to return to the Scan tab.
g) Press the ‘scan to file’ button (floppy disk symbol) to start the process. The scanner will pull in your document, and begin the scanning process. Once it is sent back out, press the scan to file button again to save your work. The scanner will then pull in your document a second time.
h) To print your file, follow the instructions listed below in "Printing Files."