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Printers at the physics department

Most networked printers at the physics department are managed by central print servers. On central Linux hosts all printers are automatically available. On Windows and Mac OS X hosts you have to install the printers you want to use yourself.

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Printers at ZEDAT

ZEDAT has some special printers for printing posters up to A0 (see

Windows and Mac OS X

In order to print to these printers from Windows or Mac OS X you have to connect to these printer directly from your computer following the ZEDAT instructions which can be found at


ZEDAT printers are already installed on the central Linux hosts. The queue-names are the ZEDAT queue-name with zedat_ prepended to it (use lpstat -v to list the printers).

Ricoh multi-function printers

The Ricoh multi-function devices are able to print and scan documents. The printing can be operated either via FollowMe printing or direct printing.

Follow me

FollowMe sends your print job to a personal queue that only gets printed once you go to a FollowMe printer and log in at it.

Please note, that printing to FollowMe will only work if either:

  • connected from a University Network
  • connected from Eduroam
  • connected with ZEDAT or ZEDV VPN

On machines managed by the ZEDV the 'followme' printer will be automatically available.

For unmanaged machines we provide instructions to install FollowMe for WindowsMacOSLinux

Direct printing

You can also directly print to the Ricoh multi-function printer for printers that are activated for your group. This means the printer will print your document as soon as you send the print job and you don't have to log in on the printer.

The names of the Ricoh multi-function printers are:

  • ph506 - Printer in the DCCQS printing room

On machines managed by the ZEDV the printers will be automatically available.

For unmanaged machines we provide instructions to install direct printing on Ricoh multi-function printers for WindowsMacOSLinux

print/start.txt · Last modified: 2023/01/02 14:23 by finnkrein

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