Printing and Scanning

Some general remarks:

  • The printserver (print.him.uni-mainz.de) runs on Linux with the PaperCut addition
  • There is one common print queue for ALL printers. This means, you print into the "Virtual Printer" queue and release each job at the printer of your choice.
  • The printing costs are:
    • per printed DIN A4 0,01€ page (black and white) and 0,06€ (colour). DIN A3 prints are twice the price of DIN A4.
    • Also double sided prints are cheaper and save the environment.
    • The price includes a repair service for the printers, but without paper cost.
  • Please write to it@him.uni-mainz.de in case of hardware or software problems.
  • There is a general maintenance window every first monday of a month from 09:00 - 10:00 during which printing might be temporarily unavailable.
  • The default printer settings are black&white and double sided.

Printer device access is restricted to regsitered users only. If you are a member of any of the HIM groups you are entitled to print on the devices. Your printing costs will be charged against the groups account.

To setup your printing:

  1. First install the printer on your device
  2. Register your key with the printer

 

Scan and Copy

All devices are open for you not only to print but also to scan and copy. Log in with your key (see chapter above about printing) and select "Scan" respectively "Device Functions" (to copy). 

Your scans will be send by to your email address or to the samba share "scans" on the computer print.him.uni-mainz.de. Navigate to \\print.him.uni-mainz.de\scans\ (on Windows) or smb://print.him.uni-mainz.de/scans/ (on MacOS/Linux) to download your scans.

 

Troubleshooting

Possible issues:

  • If you cannot print at all first try to login https://print.im.uni-mainz.de/ here. If the login does not work, i.e. the system does not know you, make sure that you are a member of one of the HIM groups. Please ask the administration to add you to the correct group.
  • You may receive an error 0x000006d1
    Possible Soultions:
    You can change the registry key

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows NT\Printers] to read
    "ForceCSREMFDespooling"=dword:00000000
    You can use this patch file alternatively.
    NOTE: A reboot is needed.
    If you feel uneasy patching your registry use the second print share Local Installation and provide print drivers directly.