To find what printers are available to you in Windows, use the windows file browser to navigate to \\print.cse.umn.edu and search for spa-.
For our Linux systems, printers should be pre-installed and searchable by spa-
Printing is possible from any UofM network without any special action being needed. You will not be able to print to Physics printers from outside the UofM network without first connecting to the University's VPN.
There are several devices available to use to scan, copy and send documents.
All of these can scan pages or documents and send them to a given email address as either a PDF or TIFF attachment.
<note> We strongly recommend that you send scanned documents to your own email address, and forward them from there to the final recipient.
For more information view our scanning directions </note>
The department-operated Xerox and Toshiba digital copiers require a user code for copying. You can find your code, as well as a usage history, under the “copy” section of your MyPhys page. You need to be in the Physics directory to have a copy code (or to access MyPhys).
Two of the Xerox copiers include a fax function.
Remember most places will now accept emailed scanned documents, which are probably easier and more reliable than faxing.
<note>You can also send a fax by simply printing to this copier. The exact steps depend on your computer, but (for example) on the Physics Windows 7 machines, in the print “properties” window, you should choose a “Job Type” of “Fax”. The driver should then prompt you for the recipient phone numbers. Remember to include any required dialing prefixes, UPAC numbers, etc.</note>
Paper can be obtained from the PAN supply room 241 and from Tate 130.
For HP printers with a Loffler sticker - When toner runs low, either
For public, non-color Xerox printers - there are very few of these left; we will monitor toner level and replace when needed, but you can also send email to firstname.lastname@example.org if necessary.
For any color printer - primarily Xerox Phaser 6280 - order new toner through Amy (PAN 250). You will need to provide an account number; the department does not provide toner for color printers.
Supplies for the copiers in PAN are maintained by Shelley (2nd floor Xerox) and Andrea (3rd floor Toshiba and 4th floor Xerox)
In case of a fault with the copiers, Xerox or Toshiba should be called for service. Physics IT will not troubleshoot internal copier problems such as refusal to enter scanning mode.
For maintenance or other problems with public physics printers, please let us know by sending email to email@example.com.