How To Print at PCL
From a PCL workstation:
Printing is available from all workstations that require an EID log-in.
Once you are on a computer, bring up your document. Click the “print” button and select a printer. For black and white printing, select “PCL B&W.” For color, select “PCL Color.” Enter your name and the name of your print job when prompted. Once you click print, the print job will be waiting on all network printers.
You’ll need either a print/copy card or Bevo Bucks to pay for printing. Walk over to the nearest printer, insert or swipe your card, and select your print job. Black and white prints cost $0.10 per single page, $0.08 per double-sided page. Color cost $0.50 a page.
From your laptop:
First, download the appropriate library print client from the Wireless Laptop Printing section of the Library Computing Facilities page. Then, follow the instructions for printing listed above. Please note that wireless printing is only available for the black and white printers, not color.
- Video tutorial for installing the PCL Mac print client
- Video tutorial for installing the PCL Windows print client
Video tutorial: Printing @ PCL (Pretty Darn Quick)
Quick Print Stations
PCL has seven Quick Print Stations that you can use to send a print job.
The Quick Print Stations are located in the Lobby and also inside the Reference Room on the left-hand side of the room.
Use Bevo Bucks to pay for print outs, or buy a print/copy card at the vending machine to the left of the Stations.
How to print multiple PowerPoint slides to one page:
Go to File and then select Print. When the printing software dialog box appears change the setting in the lower left corner that says Print What: from slides to handouts. The default setting is 6 slides per page.
How to print multiple Adobe Acrobat pages to one page:
Go to File and then select Print. When the printing software dialog box appears change the setting in the lower left corner that says Page Scaling to Multiple Pages per Sheet.
How to print double-sided:
When the print dialog box appears click on Preferences and under the section for double-sided click Long Edge for portrait format or Short Edge for landscape format.
How to print in color:
A color printer is located in the lobby of PCL. Color prints cost $0.80 per page. When sending a print job from one of our workstations choose "PCL Color" in the drop down menu.