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Wide format printing & scanning

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The University Library uses recycled paper in all multifunction printers (MFPs). In addition, we provide a free scanning service on all library MFPs. Also USB scanners are available in some libraries.

All MFPs can be set to copy on both sides, and the two pages into one option is linked directly from the MFP display. We recycle all MFP and printer toner cartridges and provide paper recycling bins.

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Wide format printing is available in Reid and Barry J Marshall Libraries.  These printers are able to print out high quality prints on paper over 800mm wide and almost any length. The devices also perform colour scanning at no charge so if you have scanning needs that the standard printers can’t cater for then these large format devices are ideal.

How to Print

Library Print Stations - a spotters' guide

  1. Within the print dialog box select the local wide format printer from the printer drop down list:
    • Reid-wide-format (Level 1 West, Reid Library)
    • BJM-wide-format (Level 1 North East, Barry J Marshall Library)
  2. Printing is colour by default. To print in black and white, or to change any other settings such as paper size (up to A0 size), select Properties in the print dialog box.
  3. Select Print.
  4. Your print job will be sent and printed immediately.  Ensure you collect your job as soon as possible.
Note: printing is only available from Library PCs in the same location as a wide format printer.

Wide Format Printer
Wide format printers
All print in colour and scan.

Scanning to Email

  1. Using the touchscreen of the printer, select Scan.  If the screen is blank press the power button to the right of the screen.
  2. On the Scan Destination page select Email or if saving to a USB device, select USB drive following on-screen instructions to insert your device.  Refer to the following settings.
    Setting email destination
    • On the Scan to email page select the Send to: field and enter the email address.  If desired enter a Subject and Message.  Select OK.
    Selecting save folder (USB)
    • Select folder on the USB device to scan to or create a new folder. Note: the printer only thumbdrives that are formatted in FAT32 or NTFS formats.
    Setting print quality
    • On the Scan configuration page select the appropriate print quality profile which matches the document you wish to scan.  You can adjust resolution and colour settings within a profile by selecting the blue pencil icon on the top right of the profile.
    Setting file format and multiple part options
    • Select your file format type (.jpg, .pdf or .tiff).  We recommend .pdf for most documents due to the smaller size and ease of access on multiple devices.  Note: selecting .tiff format will produce large file sizes which may exceed the maximum email attachment size allowable for delivery.  If the maximum is exceeded there will be no warning and the email will fail to be delivered.
    • Select Separate single-page files to scan multiple parts each as a separate file OR select One multi-page file to scan multiple parts into a single file.

  3. Insert the document you wish to scan, face up and centred into the feeder as illustrated in the image to the right.
  4. Select Scan.
  5. Once the document has been scanned by the feeder, select the Eject icon on the top-right of the screen to remove the document.  If you are scanning to a USB thumbdrive you may now remove the device.