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ICSD Print Services

Most printing at ICSD is done through our leased Konica Minolta print centers. These devices are supported by the Technology Department budget and are serviced by Eastern Copy. These print centers offer the fastest throughput, at around .6 cents per page, often with finishing options. For more information about printing to the Konica Minolta copiers, please see the "Print Queues" section below. If you need a direct connection to a print center, please submit a spiceworks request.

Some buildings still support older HP, Dell, and other smaller printers in some locations with their annual budget. These devices are only minimally supported by the Technology Department and any toner or maintenance costs are the responsibility of the building. For more information about printing to these older printers, please see the "Older Printers" sections below. If you need help connecting to such a printer, please submit a spiceworks request.


Print Queues (Konica Minolta)

During the 2012-2013 school year, we piloted a new printing system at Fall Creek Elementary School. Beginning in December 2013, we expanded this system to the rest of the ICSD, building by building.

Advantages of New System
  • Print jobs do not print until you are at the printer(s). This means you can send confidential print jobs to printers in common areas.
  • 5-15% of paper waste will be avoided, as there will be no more orphaned print jobs as each printer.
  • If a particular printer is not working or busy, you can just go to another printer without re-sending the print job.
  • Print jobs will be held for 3.5 days so that you can print Friday afternoon or from home during the weekend and retrieve your jobs on Monday.
How to Send and Release Print Jobs

Step 1: Send Print Job to Queue

Instead of printing to individual printers and print centers (copiers), users will instead send their print jobs to a “print queue.” Each building will have two print queues of the forms XX-printing and XX-color, where XX is the school code for your building (for example, South Hill's print queues are named "sh-printing" and "sh-color"). See directions on how to connect to your building's print queues below.

Windows users should send all of their print jobs (color and black & white) to the XX-printing queue, while Mac users need to send black & white jobs to XX-printing and color print jobs to XX-color (i.e. the XX-color queue is only to support Mac computers).

Ithaca High School also has two extra queues to accommodate printing to the 950 in the H-building and to the 42 in G-223. Click here for more information.

Step 2: Release Print Job

Once you send your print job to a queue, you can go to an associated printer center and release your print job using the attached swipe device/key pad. Print jobs are released using the magnetic stripe on the back of your ID badge, or by entering your student or employee ID number into the keypad. The generic student accounts for elementary schools will be assigned a number and generic cards will be produced for library use. Students will need to use their 9-digit student ID numbers from SchoolTool in this new printing system (this is the same number they use to check out in the cafeteria).

How to Connect to Print Queues

The appropriate building queues should be automatically installed on Mac and PC computers. If you are not getting the queue(s), please submit a spiceworks ticket or follow the directions below to connect manually.

Connect on Mac
  1. Open Self Service.
  2. Click on the "Print Queues" category.
  3. Install the appropriate print queue(s).
Connect on PC
  1. Click the "Start" button. 
  2. Type \\print.
  3. Double-click the appropriate print queue(s).

Older Printers (Dell, HP, Samsung, Xerox)

Consumer and small business printers previously purchased by the district or by ICSD buildings are only minimally supported by the Technology Department. We will endeavor to keep these devices online as long as possible but toner and maintenance costs are the responsibility of the assigned building. Printing to these devices costs between 4 and 11 cents per page.

Most of these devices have already been retired but a few of the main offices in the district, department offices at the high school, and the office at the board building still maintain a few for the convenience of their office staff.

Connect to Older Printers

Connect on Mac

  1. Open Self Service.
  2. Click on "printers-XX" for your building.
  3. Install the appropriate printer.
  4. If your printers is not available for direct connection, please submit a spiceworks ticket.
Connect on PC
  1. Click the Start button.
  2. Type \\print.
  3. Double-click the appropriate printer. The first two characters of the printer name are the building code; the following characters, before "-" indicate the room. 
  4. If your printer is not available for direct connection, please submit a spiceworks ticket. 

Print Queues at Ithaca High School

Below are the current print queues at Ithaca High School. If anything is not working as expected, please submit a spiceworks ticket.

Windows
 
Automatically installed?
Where can the jobs be released?
Supports color?
Can be manually installed?
hs-printing
On all Windows computers except in the library.
All IHS Konica Minolta print centers.
Yes.
Yes, open \\print.
hs-library
On the library windows computers.
On the three library printers.
Yes.
Yes, open \\print

Mac
 
Automatically installed?
Where can the jobs be released?
Supports Color?
Can be manually installed?
hs-printing
On all IHS mac computers  except in the library.
All IHS Konica Minolta print centers except in g223 and f14.
No.
Yes, look in Self-Service.
hs-library
On the library mac computers.
All three library printers.
No.
Yes, look in Self-Service.
hs-color
On all IHS mac computers.
The library color printer and the e-wing color printer.
Yes.
Yes, look in Self-Service.
Hsg223-printing
No.
The printer in room g223.
No.
Yes, look in Self-Service.
Hsf14-printing
Only on f14 lab iMacs.
The printer in room f14.
No.
Yes, look in Self-Service.