Use a secure file transfer program, like WinSCP, to transfer your Postscript file to the UCSD ACMS printing account.
Host name: sdcc12.ucsd.edu.
User name: nc3
Password: (get this from your system administrator)
If you log on successfully, you will view the remote files.
Drag your Postscript file from your computer to the remote window, as shown here.
This window confirms that you want to copy the files.
Use PuTTY or a similar SSH shell client to get a remote connection that lets you run the print commands on the printing account.
Enter host name: sdcc12.ucsd.edu
If this is your first time connecting, you must click Yes to accept the public key from the remote host.
Enter the username and password when prompted.
login as: nc3
password: (get this from your system administrator)
NOTE: In the following commands, <posterfile> represents the name of your poster file. Do not actually use <posterfile> in the command.
Back in the Secure Shell Client, type
You should see your poster in the file list.
Always preview your print job before printing it. The preview will contain pricing information and will show you if there are any problems with the print job. Note that the colors are an approximation of what will actually be printed. The layout is fairly accurate, so if something looks shifted to one side, it will print that way.
These are the commands you can use to preview your poster, indicated by <posterfile>:
Preview (no cost):
lpr -Pcplot1_np36 <posterfile> for 36-inch paper lpr -Pcplot1_np42 <posterfile> for 42-inch paper
to view the e-mail message. You may need to wait a minute or so until you receive the e-mail.
Type 'i' to enter the message index, then press Enter to view the message. Press space to scroll down one page. Then click on the URL to view your preview. After looking at the preview, go back to the e-mail message, press '<' to get back to the message list, then press 'd' to delete the message. Then press 'q' to quit pine.
These are the commands you can use to print your poster, indicated by <posterfile>:
Heavy-Weight Matte Paper:
lpr -Pcplot1_co36 <posterfile> for 36-inch paper lpr -Pcplot1_co42 <posterfile> for 42-inch paper
lpr -Pcplot1_sg36 <posterfile> for 36-inch paper lpr -Pcplot1_sg42 <posterfile> for 42-inch paper
lpr -Pcplot1_hg36 <posterfile> for 36-inch paper lpr -Pcplot1_hg42 <posterfile> for 42-inch paper
To check on the status of your print job, go to http://cplot.ucsd.edu/. You can also call the printer operator at x44097 with the following information:
1. Your account name
2. [optional] The print queue (cplot1_co36, for example)
If you accidentally printed a poster before previewing it, call the ACS staff with the above information and tell them to cancel the job.
THe printing account is charged on a daily basis for disk usage for any files left behind.
to delete your file from the printing account. Also, after successfully printing your poster, delete any other copies that you saved on the desktop computer.
Type exit to log off the printer account, and quit both WinSCP and PuTTY.