You username for the campus computers and printers is “LCV”+ your student number ( ie. LCV2045678 ). It is not case sensitive so either “lcv” or “LCV” works.
Your password is the one you use for Omnivox. It is case sensitive so keep that in mind when entering.
You have the following sets of computer sign-in credentials:
Username: Employee Username ( without “@lasallecollegevancouver.com” )
Password: Employee password
Student / Classroom network:
Username: LCI_Vancouver-[first name initial and full last name] ( example: LCI_Vancouver-hsolo )
Password: Dayforce password
On Computers: Employee Username ( without “@lasallecollegevancouver.com”) and your Omnivox password.
To program your ID card to work with the printer card scanner:
You are finally ready to print your document from one of the many campus computers, select Print (Found in the File dropdown menu for most software) or use CTRL + P and choose the "LCV01…" printer on PC or “LCV-Student” printer on Mac.
Papercut is the interface program for the printers at LaSalle. It is generally accessed via Printer Properties or Print Settings While you can assign most of your print settings within each individual program you work in, you will need to eventually access Papercut to change certain settings to print your work with accuracy and quality.
When you first enter Papercut you will be greeted by this screen:
While this may look overwhelming, there aren't a lot of options we need to become familiar with in order to print your documents. Below I will go through some of the options you should be aware of when using Papercut:
Original Size and Paper Size are two very similar options available to you on the first page. As previously mentioned in the above note, these options have to work in accordance with the print settings in the program you are working in. If your program is set to print at a certain size, no options you set here will change that. That being said, if you change your program print settings to a larger paper size you can mirror this choice in Papercut to ensure it will print at a larger scale.
Select Color is an option that you will likely have to set every time you want to print in color as Papercut is by default set to Grey Scale. In some programs you can change this setting without having to access Papercut options, but for the majority of programs you will have to access Papercut. You will see two options Auto Color and Full Color above Greyscale, both of which are similar with one difference: Auto Color will default to the settings of your printer while Full Color will default to the settings within the document. Both will result in basically the same result unless you have set some specific printing settings for your work.
Print Type refers to the type of print job you are wanting to submit. While you can set up a document for double sided printing or as a booklet, unless you tell the printer to print this format specifically, you may end up with a result much different than your vision! Within this list you can tell the printer if you would like to print Single-Sided, Double-Sided, or Booklet. For more information on printing Double-Sided or Booklet print jobs, please refer to the sections in the right hand menu!
Binding Position settings are also connected to Print Type. Found under the Layout tab, these settings determine which direction your page will flip when printing double sided images. For example, if you are printing a booklet, you would want the pages to flip on the left bind, as that is the edge that sits closest to the binding. This side can also be called the short edge in other programs that enable you to print from the program print menu.
Paper Tray is an important feature to remember when you want to print using custom paper. You simply have to select Bypass Tray from the list to use the tray located on the right side of the unit. For more on printing with custom paper select the section from the list on the right hand side.
These are just some of the most basic settings you should be aware of when using Papercut, there are plenty of other options, some of which I will elaborate on in other sections. When in doubt always ask a Librarian or assistant for help or contact IT staff if a more serious issue arises!
If you want to, you can print directly from your USB. This is not recommended for images that are not formatted precisely to the dimensions of the paper provided (either 8.5"X 11" or 11"X 17") as the editor on the printer does not offer many settings for editing your image to one of these sizes. If you are working large and want to print with the most options available, we would suggest printing from one of the computer terminals first.
Your drive must be FAT32 formatted and compatible with USB version 2.0. The printer recommends to not use a device that is not a flash memory device in this instance as the CPU of the printer is fairly limited and most large external hard drives (anything above 32GB) are not FAT32 formatted and also will time out before they can load. Click here for more information on formatting to FAT32.
These are the available printing file types which the printer will recognize: PDF, Compact PDF, JPEG, TIFF. XPS, Compact XPS, OOXML (.docx/ .xlsx/ .pptx), and PPML (.ppml/ .vdx/ .zip). All other file types are not supported by this machine.
Document must be in CMYK/16 or CMYK/8. RGB/x is not recommended, however, possible. Please do not convert the document to PDF.
(The following settings applied on Cmd+P print dialog of PS, however, almost all Adobe applications will show alike settings)
Color Handling: Printer Manages Colors.
(The following settings are applied under “Print Settings”)
Paper Size: 11x17 (or other desired size, please note, paper size should be set up before other parameters;
(Additional settings dropdown = Paper Tray / Output Tray)
For regular paper, select Tray = Auto and Type = Plain;
For cardstock paper, select Tray = Bypass and Type = Thick 2;
(Additional settings dropdown = Colour Matching)
Select “In printer” if available.
(Additional settings dropdown = Quality)
Select Color: Full Color.
Color Settings: Photo.
Resolution: 1200dpi (High Quality).
Save, Print, Be happy!
The printers at LaSalle do allow you to print with your own custom paper, below I will discuss how to set up your document to print on custom paper:
Contrary to what you may have heard, our printers do support double-sided printing! Double-sided printing is enabled by-default and can be controlled via this setting illustrated below:
Double sided printing is always located under Print Settings no matter what program you are using to print. It is usually always located at the top of the printing pop-up window and will take you to a secondary window of settings for the printer specifically.
The other issue many students have is with your prints printing uʍop ǝpᴉsdn on the second side when you probably want the second image to corespond to the first side! Most applications, incl. Adobe Acrobat, MS Word, etc default to flip double-sided prints on long edge. It is awesome for portrait documents, like double-sided Word document, but not awesome for horizontal layouts, like brochures or zines or booklets!
As you can see above, this is the default setting when you are setting up your print job. It is not what you want if you are printing a horizontal/landscape layout project with a fold in the middle.
For a project where you are making a booklet type project, you will want to have Short Edge selected:
You can see below what the results of both of these choices are: On the left you see Flip on Long Edge and on the right you see Flip on the Short Edge.
It is always good to double check all your settings before printing to ensure your prints are successful! Remember to measure twice and cut once as the old saying goes!
Printing Booklets can be complex, there are a number of different programs that allow you to print booklets and each of those have different rules that apply. Below I will link you to a few different walkthroughs for programs you might use at LaSalle:
Once you have gotten to the printing stage, the steps required to print a booklet effectively are fairly simple. There are a few settings you need to keep in mind to ensure your booklet prints successfully:
There are two ways you can scan a document at LaSalle: To your email connected with LaSalle or to a USB stick (see Scanning to USB section). For scanning to email please see below:
Scanning to USB is a bit different than scanning to your email, you will need a properly formatted (Fat32 preferred) USB device, The smaller the better for loading your data quickly. You will log into the printer as normal and plug in your USB once the main menu becomes available.
The procedure for copying documents is very similar to scanning them, below I will detail how you go about copying on the machines at LaSalle:
This question almost always comes down to a single answer: your file is too big! What I mean by big is generally anything around or over 100 MB will take time to show upon the printer. When printing from USB, any file over 135MB will time out before it can print. The more compressed a print file you can provide, the easier it will be for the printer to load and print your projects. For example, exporting or saving your Photoshop file to PDF after flattening it will drastically reduce it's data footprint without compromising it's quality.
No, The printer only recognizes FAT32 formatting, which is the standard for most USB devices around 32 Gigabytes. You can format any USBs larger than FAT32 with some online sleuthing, some methods can be found here.
Yes, you absolutely can print directly from those programs. However, unless your image has been flattened it will likely take the printer a long time to load your file. It is always best to export your file to a more print friendly format to ensure you can print your work in a timely fashion.
Library staff can point you towards the format your login should follow ( see the section on Logging In ) but if you have a problem where you cannot remember your login, you will have to contact IT and submit a ticket.
PC and Mac run two different kinds of operating software ( Windows on PC and MacOS respectively). While they possess similar attributes, they interact with connected peripherals differently. In terms of printing, Mac tends to err on the side of ease rather than depth, so most printing options outside of programs like Photoshop will be fairly limited in terms of what you can do. Also some printing companies don't prioritize making software for both platforms and tend to make software for Windows first and Mac maybe which is unfortunately the case with the printers we use at LaSalle. For printing on Mac, especially full colour work, please refer to our guide on Printing on Mac systems.
Unfortunately there is currently no way to connect individual computers to the network at LaSalle, we advise you save your work in a cloud based file storage like Dropbox or Google Drive for easier accessibility on any of the computers at LaSalle.