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.
For scanning or copying, you can use either of the above sets of sign-in credentials. For printing, be sure to sign into the printer with the same credentials as those used on the computer the print job was sent from.
To program your ID card to work with the printer card scanner:
Sign into a campus computer and open the file you want to print (see Signing In section). Printing documents, especially larger documents, works better and quicker if you do it from the computer you are on. You can print from your USB, either directly or from the computer, but it will take more time than to move your document to the computer and print from there. For more information on Printing directly from USB please see the next section below. Note: Printing from personal devices through the Wi-Fi network is currently not available.
On most apps' Print screen, you will see a basic set of options to apply to your document(s). Some of the options you will want to change are located on this menu, and some will be covered in the next step focusing on Papercut. The steps to keep in mind on the menu for a typical Word Document are:
Paper Sizing and Handling:
You will want to some of your printing edits via the Papercut program located under Properties or Printer Properties on either the PC or Mac systems. This is essential for printing multiple documents if you want to print on individual papers or to ensure your double sided print jobs flip correctly.
Once inside the Papercut menu there are many printing options available, below are two options you will want to be familiar with in Papercut:
When you have opened your document on one of the campus computers and are ready to print, select Print (Found in the File dropdown menu for most software) and choose the "LCV01…" printer on PC or “LCV-Student” printer on Mac.
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:
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.
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.
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:
The steps below detail how to set up your document to print in colour in Photoshop or other Adobe programs
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!
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!
Sign into the printer, either by tapping your card on the card scanner to the right of the screen or by entering your login information (see Signing In section).
Tap the Ok button on the bottom right of the welcome prompt to proceed.
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.