wiki/ cipPools/ Printing


In order to print you have to

Below you can find detailed descriptions for these steps.

For scanning, follow the steps outlined next to each scanner.

Your balance

You can check your balance at and you can charge your account at a RRZE Help Desk.

Printing Costs

The costs for printing are as follows:

Color Single-Sided Double-Sided
black-and-white 3 cent 4 cent
color 7 cent 13 cent

List of Devices

Please note: Due to construction works in the CIP2, the printers at the BibCIP and CIP2 have been swapped. As a consequence ps2acip is currently not in service with ps2ccip replacing it a the location.

Device name Type Modes Room
ps1acip black/white printer, scanner duplex, tumble 01.155-113
ps2acip black/white printer, scanner duplex, tumble 02.135-113
ps2ccip color printer, scanner duplex, tumble, black/white 02.151-113 02.135-113

Further printers and scanners can be found in the library Technische Zweigbibliothek. We do not operate those.


In order to print black/white on a color printer, append the letters bw to the printer name.

By default, only the front side of a sheet is used. To print in duplex mode, append a d to the printer name.

Tumble mode (suffix t) also prints to both sides, but also rotates the rear page. Use this for documents in landscape orientation.

Some modes can be stacked, for example to print in black/white and duplex on ps2ccip (a color printer), use ps2ccipbwd as the printer name.

Do it

To print the file script.pdf at printer ps2ccip use the following shell command: lpr -Pps2ccip script.pdf

To print from a document viewer, open the printing dialog and insert lpr -Pps2ccip into the Command Line field.


How to abort print jobs?

Follow the Howto abort a print job instructions on the poster near the printer.

The printer says "Papierstau" and refuses to do anything.

Please don't fumble with the device and ignore the instructions of the printer and instead contact us.