Answered By: Darcy Gervasio
Last Updated: Jun 29, 2016     Views: 76803

The library has six color printers:

  • a Dell color printer in computer lab 1004B (Mac lab)
  • a large format Xerox Phaser that prints 11x17 in lab 1004B (Mac lab)
  • 2 large format color printers in the DMZ on the main floor (Macs & PCs)
  • 2 large format color printers in the Reference Area on the main floor (PCs only)

For more info on printing, see our FAQ on prices and locations of color printers on campus.

There's a trick to printing in color: You must select the color printer in the Print menu AND make sure the document is set to print in color under "Printer Properties."  (Most of the time, the color printers default to "color" as the output). 

The name and location of "Printer Properties" or "Printer Options" may differ depending on what software application you are using. When in doubt, look for terms like "properties," "options," "printer features," or "xerox features."

Follow the steps below to print in color on a PC, a Mac in the DMZ, or a Mac in Lab 1004B.

 

PC Instructions (for DMZ or Reference Area):

If using Microsoft Word, Publisher, or Power Point:

1. Go to File> Print.  Select DMZ_Color or Reference_Xerox_Color from the list of printers. 

 

2. Click on Printer Properties under the printer name.

 

3. Navigate to the Printing Options tab. Look at the bottom for Output Color.  If you wish to print in color, make sure that Color is selected from this menu. Click OK.

4. Back on the main print screen,  click the Print button.  The CTS dialog box “Print Job Notification” appears. Verify one last time that you’ve selected the color printer, then click Print. You're good to go!

 

If using Microsoft Photo Viewer, you have to click Options to get to Printer Properties:

Microsoft Photo Viewer requires you to click "options" then "printer properties"

 

Mac Instructions (DMZ):

If using Microsoft Word, Power Point, etc.:

1. Go to File>Print. Select DMZ_Color from the list of printers

2. If the full Print menu does not open, click Show Details to expand your view.

3. From the dropdown menu in the middle of the box, choose Xerox Features.  (In some programs such as Preview, this dropdown appears beneath additional options like Paper Size and Orientation.)

4. Below the Xerox Features menu, choose Color Options from the next dropdown menu. Select Automatic Color under Color Correction.  (This should be the default for the DMZ Color printers. Vivid Color will work as well.)

5. Next, click Print.

 6. The CTS dialog box “Print Job Notification” appears. Verify one last time that you’ve selected the color printer, then click Print.  You're good to go!

 

Mac Instructions (Lab 1004B):

If using Microsoft Word, Power Point, etc.:

1. Go to File>Print. If the full Print menu does not open, click on the blue arrow to expand your view.

On a man use blue arrow to open more options on the print menu

 

2. Select Dell Color Laser or Xerox Phaser from the list of printers.

3. From the dropdown menu in the middle of the box, choose Printer Features.

print menu. choose color printer and then "printer features"

 

4. In the Printer Features menu, go to Print Quality/Color. Select Color under Output Color.  Next, click Print.

Printer Features Dialog Box: Choose "output color: Color"

 5. The CTS dialog box “Print Job Notification” appears. Verify one last time that you’ve selected the color printer, then click Print. You're good to go!

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