print straight to a photcopier

filewe have this photocopier in our school

2 questions

1. is it possible to just plug in a flash drive and print a document from it?? how do i do this??

2. if i have a desktop and i want to print straight to that copier is it possible to do so??? do we need a network cable or something cause i not seeing anywhere to plug in such a cable....

PLease advise
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brian ramdhaniCT Technician Author Commented:
or maybe tell me where the printer port is
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Adapted from http://www.uta.edu/oit/cs/hardware/printing/addtcpipprtr2.php (for Windows 7)
    Ensure copier is turned on
    Open Control Panel / Device and Printers
    Click Add Printer
    Select Add Local Printer then click Next
    Select create new port, choose Standard TCP/IP from menu, then click Next
    Type static IP assigned to copier in Hostname or IP address field
    Check option to Query Printer and Automatically Select Driver then click Next
    Click Finish in the Completing TCP/IP window
    If driver is not found in list click Have Disk and select Driver when prompted then click OK
    Use default name for printer then click Next
    Select option to Not Share Printer then click Next
    Click Print a Test Page to verify PC will print to printer then click Next
    Click Finish in the Completing add printer window


Download the appropriate driver for your OS.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
It MAY be able to print common files such as JPG, PDF from a flash drive if there's a USB port but no one I have seen does this and I've never seen the question asked of a major device like that.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I'd suggest reading your manual or contacting your copier support company for further details:
https://www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.eu/index/service/dlc.false.documentation.TASKALFA6501I._.EN.html
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Rich WeisslerProfessional Troublemaker^h^h^h^h^hshooterCommented:
Looking at the documentation, the USB port to plug in flash memory should be on the side of the display.
Plug in USB on side of display.
Printer port requires you to remove some covers to access.
Remove covers to access the LAN port.
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hdhondtCommented:
According to the data sheet, the Taskalfa 6501 can operate as a printer. It has a network port and 4 USB Host interfaces. Drivers are avaIlable here.

To use it as a printer, you first have to make sure it is connected to the network. If it is, and if you know its IP address, you can install the driver using Lee's post.

Printers cannot print "documents" like Word or Excel files. However, printing images is possible. According to the Operation Guide, the 6501 can print JPEG and TIFF files from USB. See page 17 (page 21 of the PDF). However, this must be enabled (se pg 13).
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SandeepSr System AdministratorCommented:
Question 1 -- You can print using USB Memory

Refer to Page 244

Imp Point to note
The following file types can be printed:
• PDF file (Version 1.7 or older)
• TIFF file (TIFF V6/TTN2 format)
• JPEG file
• XPS file
• Encrypted PDF file
• PDF files you wish to print should have an extension (.pdf).
• Files to be printed should be saved no further down than the top 3 folder levels, including the root folder.
• Use USB memory properly formatted by this machine.
• Plug the USB memory directly into the USB Port (A1).

http://cdn.kyostatics.net/dlc/be/documentation/usermanual/taskalfa_6500i_8000i6.-downloadcenteritem-Single-File.downloadcenteritem.tmp/TASKalfa_6501_8001i_OG_ENG.pdf
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