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22. How to Request & Use Printer Codes at CARC

The Center for Advanced Research Computing utilizes print codes to track color copier use at the Center. A print code is needed to scan or print. A printer code can be requested by students and researchers in residence at the Center by submitting a help ticket (email and providing the following information:

  • Desired print code, which cannot be the same as your CARC alarm code.
  • If you would like to have your print code programmed into your desktop or laptop driver, indicate whether you are using a Mac or PC.

Once your print code has been activated, you can begin using it immediately. The printer will prompt you to enter your code when you are scanning or copying. Scanning to email does not require a code.

To activate standard accounting on a Windows machine:

  • Click on Start
  • Select Devices and Printers
  • Right click on CARC Copier
  • Select Printer Properties
  • Click on configuration > Accounting
    • Set it to Xerox Standard Accounting
    • Set it to Do Not Prompt
    • Enter your print code in the UserID field
    • Your account is 1000; enter that into the Account field
    • Press ok or apply to close the windows
    • Send a test print to the printer

To activate standard accounting on a Mac:

  • Open a web browser
  • Select File > Print
  • In the Printer drop-down menu select CARC Copier
  • Select Show Details
  • There is another drop-down menu with a bar going through it
    • Select Xerox Features
    • There is another drop-down menu that say Paper/Output click it and select Advanced
    • Click on Accounting
      • Select Xerox Standard Accounting
      • Select Do Not Prompt
      • In Default User ID, enter your print code
      • Press OK
      • Click on the presets drop-down and select Save Current Settings as Preset
      • Give it a name and save it.
      • Print a test page

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