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ETH-, PIA- or Non PIA-Printer?

Please check the printer list.

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ETH - Printer

Please note: Printing a page in color costs the ETH 6 Rp/page, while a page in Black&White costs 1 Rp/page only!!

Please also have a look at print.ethz.ch There, you can make a webprint and also check your printing costs, even the environmental costs of your print activity!In Mac OSX, you can use the utility called “ETH Printers” developed by the ISG D-HEST.

If you are using a department computer, this application may already be installed under “Utilities”. If not, ask about it.

On private computers, you can download the program using the following link: ETH Printers.pkg

More information you will find in the IT Kowlegbase – Printing

 

Instructions

  • Start the program “ETH Printers”.
  • Choose if you want to add a specific printer or “cloud printing” (=> Follow me).

Specific printer

  • If you selected “Specific printer”, choose the building where the printer is located.
  • Now choose the printer you want to add. Note: If you do not find the printer in the list, click “Refresh” and wait for refresh completion.
  • You can now see the printer in the Printer section of the System Preferences and adjust settings such as e.g. Presets for color or black&white

Follow me printing

  • In the “Follow me” section, you can specify the queue. Choose either “card-ethz”. Click “Install Printer” and wait until the installation has finished.

You will now have a printer for the cloud printing system. You can go to any ETH printer and release your print job(s) using your ETH ID card.

 

For Nashuatec printers:

Default modes are: color – black and white; no staples and no punches

 

Webprinting – Firefox and Safari

Choose below the “Orientation” in the dropdown menu “Printer Features”

In the dropdown menu of the “Printer Features” you can set different printer options. E. g. with “Basic” you have the option between color printing or black-white printing.
Select your preferred printing mode in the “Color Mode”.

If you want staples and/or punches, go to the options “Staple” and “Punch”.
If you cannot select any of the options for the staples or punches, you need to add a finisher to the printer.
Go to the “Printers & Scanners” and select your preferred printer and click on the “Option & Supplies”

On the new pop-up windows go to Options. Select the “Finisher SR3130” in the dropdown menu for the finishers and click “OK”.
Now you should be able to select options for the staples and punches.

In order to make a quick save of the set modes, choose in the dropdown menu right to “Presets” the option “Save Current Settings as Preset”.

Enter a name how you want to call this set of settings and click “OK”.

Now it should appear in the dropdown menu of “Presets”

 

Webprinting – Chrome

Go to the print options by pressing cmd + P
Click on “More Settings” and at the very bottom select “Print using system dialog” and a new window will pop up

Select your Presets

If you do not have any presets, click on “Show Details”.
Select “Printing Features” instead of “Layout” in the dropdown menu and proceed as normal.

 

Word

If you already set a personal preset setting xou can select it in the “Preeset” dropdown menu.
If not, go to the print options and select in the dropdown menu “Printer Features” instead of “Copies & Pages”.

PIA - Printer (old)

Please note: Printing a page in color costs the ETH 6 Rp/page, while a page in Black&White costs 1 Rp/page only!!

Please also have a look at print.ethz.ch There, you can make a webprint and also check your printing costs, even the environmental costs of your print activity!

In Mac OSX, you can use the utility called “ETH Printers” developed by the ISG D-HEST.  If you are using a department computer, this application may already be installed under “Utilities”. If not, ask about it.

On private computers, you can download the program using the following links:  ETH_Printers_and_Drivers

Instructions

  • Start the program “ETH Printers”.
  • Choose if you want to add a specific printer or “cloud printing” (=> follow me).

Specific printer

  • If you selected “Specific printer”, choose the building where the printer is located.
  • Now choose the printer you want to add. Note: If you do not find the printer in the list, click “Update printers list” and wait for refresh completion.
  • You can now see the printer in the Printer section of the System Preferences and adjust settings such as e.g. Presets for color or black&white

Follow me printing

  • If you select “Follow me”, you can specify the queue. Choose either “card-ethz” or “card-hest”.
  • Click “Add printer” and wait until the installation has finished.
  • You will now have a printer for the cloud printing system. You can go to any PIA printer and release your print job(s) using your ETH ID card.

For Nashuatec printers:

Default modes are: colour – black and white; no staples and no punches

Webprinting – Firefox and Safari

  • Choose below the “Orientation” in the dropdown menu “Printer Features”

In the dropdown menu of the “Feature Sets” you can set different printer options. E.g. with “Basic” you have the option to choose between color printing or black-white printing.

  • Select your prefered printing mode in the “Color Mode”.

  • To get to the options for the staples and punches, select “Finishing” instead of “Basic”
  • Select the options you wish to have for the “Staple” and/or “Punch”

If you can not select any of the options for the staples or punches, you need to add a finisher to the printer.

  • Go to the “Printers & Scanners”
  • select your preferred printer and click on the “Option & Supplies..” button

  • On the new pop-up window go to Options
  • Select the “Finisher SR3200” in the dropdown menu for the finishers and click OK. Now you should be able to select options for the staples and punches

  • In order to make a quick save of the set modes, choose in the dropdown menu right to “Presets” the option “Save Current Settings as Preset…”

  • Enter a name how you want to call this set of settings and hit “OK”.

  • Now it should appear in the dropdown menu of “Presets”.

Webprinting – Chrome

  • Go to the print options by pressing cmd+P.
  • At the very bottom select “Print using system dialog” and a new window will pop up

  • Select your Presets

  • If you don’t have any presets, click on “Show Details”
  • Select “Printing Features” instead of “Layout” in the dropdown menu and proceed as normal.

Word

If you already set a personal preset setting you can select it in the “Preset” dropdown menu.
If not, go to the print options and select in the dropdown menu “Printer Features” instead of “Copies & Pages”.

You can proceed the same way as explained in the “Webprinting – Firefox and Safari” description.

Adobe Acrobat  Pro

  • Open the Print options and click on the “Printer” button in the bottom left corner

  • A new window pops up. Choose instead of “Layout” the “Printer Features” and proceed the same way as explained in the “Webprinting – Firefox and Sarari” description.

For Xerox printers

  • Choose “Xerox features” and you will find the details for staples and punches in the section “finishing”:


Non PIA-Printer

Click on the Apple icon in the top left portion of the screen.

When the Option menu pops up, choose the Printers & Scanners icon.

Click on the + (plus) icon. This opens a window ‘Add Printer’.

Click the IP button.

Enter the name of the printer you found in the printer list into the fiels Address.

If the printer driver was automatically found click Add

Check the settings and click ok.

If the appropriate driver can not be found, Click on “Generic PostScript Printer”

and choose “Select Software…”

Enter a part of the driver name found in the printer list

click ok if a suitable driver is listed

Click add