How to Print a Poster for Biology

Poster Printer Information

NOTE: When starting a print job watch the printer, most problems such as cleaning, paper jam, and print error; occur at the beginning. Do not print above 50% humidity. 45% or lower is preferred. Do not forget to empty the dehumidifer if necessary. You can turn on the fan to speed up lowering the humidity and drying posters.

There are three kinds of paper used for the poster printer.

Name Used to Print

Adding Departmental Printer to Windows laptop

Sometimes you may want to print directly from a personal or UK owned laptop or Windows tablet instead of only printing from campus desktops. This will walk you through the steps of adding a departmental printer.

PDF printing from Adobe Acrobat (Mac)

Adobe Acrobat Professional and Reader have their own built-in printing protocols that bypass the Mac system settings. This creates a problem with Ricoh copiers that require a code to print--the built-in Adobe protocols bypass the Mac system settings, and the user code is not passed to the printer. This is why your access is restricted when printing pdfs, but your Word files print just fine.

This is how to print from Adobe Acrobat to a Ricoh copier. You will need to follow these steps each time you print a pdf.

Configuring locked print and adding user code (Mac to Ricoh)

Many of the Ricoh devices in A&S are restricted to only allow printing through a copy/printing code provided to each user in the department. This tutorial will take you through the steps of adding a print code on your Mac so that your print jobs will complete and set up locked (confidential) print. Locked print allows jobs to be sent securely to the printer and held there until you actually arrive at the printer to pick them up.

Configuring your Mac for printing to a Ricoh copier

These are the steps that are required to connect your Mac to a departmental copier.  This tutorial is only intended for users of OS X Lion and newer. If you are still using 10.6.8 or earlier, please contact the help desk: 

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