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Green Print is the print-queue system currently in use at Dartmouth.
How it works
- (Mar 2003) Many students have asked for GreenPrint stations in the dorms. No idea if/when this is going to happen.
Whenever you print to the GreenPrint
queue, your document (along with the time, your name, and a password) are entered into the queue.
Then, when you go to a location with a print release station
, you select your document(s), enter your password, and your documents are printed out right then.
This system seeks to eliminate paper waste from people printing documents (and not picking them up).
INTERESTING: Jon Hall?
gave us interesting news that GreenPrint does
generate less waste at the printers, but the total amount of paper consumed per year has increased.
Problems with GreenPrint
- Whenever you print out a document you have to enter in your username and your password (twice!). This is a nice feature for public machines, but time-consuming for private computers.
- There are no clients available for Linux, BSD, and other unixes. We can print to greenprint, but we can't set a password for our documents.
- The GreenPrint system is a closed-source product designed by some external vendor, so Dartmouth can't modify it to make it better.
- The clients take up to 20 seconds to pop-up after you print something. We won't ever know why they are slow because the system is proprietary and closed-source.
- We're not sure if we can make a client that can actually talk with the print servers.
- Basement of Berry Library (Approximately: 3 duplex, 3 simplex, and 3 color)
Duplex Vs Simplex?
- There's a GreenPrint station in Feldberg Library? (simplex?)
RobinsonTryon - 17 Oct 2002