How to print

Printers

The Institute's guests can choose among four printers:

  • library-lower-floor — next to the library office
  • library-upper-floor — opposite to the large lecture hall
  • guesthouse-1st-floor — in the telephone booth
  • guesthouse-2nd-floor — in the Research in Pairs Working Area

Please see printer properties and locations for details.

Print via web interface

Just upload your files to the MFO web printer https://print.guest.mfo.de

The MFO web printer accepts the following file types and file name extensions, resp.:

  • Portable Document Format — .pdf
  • PostScript — .ps, .eps
  • Image — .jpg, .png, .gif, .tif, and others
  • Text — .txt, .log, .conf, .c, and others

It does not accept MS Office or LibreOffice documents, however.

Install a printer on your laptop

The printers cannot be contacted directly but via print.guest.mfo.de, which is a CUPS and Samba print server. Please see the directions for the different operating systems: WindowsmacOSLinux

Print from your smartphone or tablet

Printing from an iPhone or iPad is likely to work fine while printing from an Android smartphone or tablet heavily depends on the vendor and version. Please see the detailed directions: AndroidiOS

Print from the Institute's computers

The printers are preinstalled in the various sessions offered by the Institute's computers. So, once you are logged in, printing will work right away. Your personal login information can be found in the red folder next to the printer library-lower-floor. The anonymous web browser session does not require a login at all.

Print from USB flash drive

The four regular printers have USB ports to print directly from your USB flash drive. In case of the multifunction printers, they can also be used for storing your scanned documents.

The USB ports are marked with a USB sticker on the printer to indicate their location.

Connect your USB flash drive to the USB port and follow the instructions on the printer's display to select the files you want to print.

Technical support

In case of questions or problems, please contact the IT staff.

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