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Connect To Network Printers - Mac OS X

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Most local (i.e. USB) printers should install automatically. If you need to use a networked departmental printer, check with your co-workers or your coordinator for the network name of the printer, then follow these steps '''on your College-owned computer'''.
 
Most local (i.e. USB) printers should install automatically. If you need to use a networked departmental printer, check with your co-workers or your coordinator for the network name of the printer, then follow these steps '''on your College-owned computer'''.
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Most commonly used '''Print Servers''':
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* '''Walnut'''  -- Has replaced Bombay.  Queues for printers having different Windows 7 compliant drivers and queues that support 64-bit windows will generally be created on Walnut
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* '''Spruce''' -- Queues for Language Schools printers
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* '''Papercut''' -- Queues for public printers
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* '''Bombay''' -- Obsolete printing server.
  
 
== Connect To Network Printers Using A Macintosh Running OS X Lion or Later (v10.7+)  ==
 
== Connect To Network Printers Using A Macintosh Running OS X Lion or Later (v10.7+)  ==
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#In the printer configuration dialog box, enter the following settings:
 
#In the printer configuration dialog box, enter the following settings:
 
#*Click on the '''IP '''button on the toolbar - the third from left.
 
#*Click on the '''IP '''button on the toolbar - the third from left.
#*In the '''Address '''field, type one of the following, as appropriate:
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#*In the '''Address '''field, type one of the print servers mentioned above, as appropriate.  '''Note:''' OSX 10.8 will often refuse to recognize this address the first time; keep retyping it until it says "Valid and complete address." [[Image:Add_Printer.png]]
#**'''walnut.middlebury.edu''' (for most departmental printers)
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#**'''papercut.middlebury.edu''' (for public printers)
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#**'''spruce.middlebury.edu''' (for Language Schools printers)
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#**'''Note:''' OSX 10.8 will often refuse to recognize this address the first time; keep retyping it until it says "Valid and complete address." [[Image:Add_Printer.png]]
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#*In the '''Protocol '''drop-down list, leave it as '''Line Printer Daemon - LPD'''.
 
#*In the '''Protocol '''drop-down list, leave it as '''Line Printer Daemon - LPD'''.
 
#*In the '''Queue '''field, type the printer's '''network name''' (ie, LIB142 or JHN405).
 
#*In the '''Queue '''field, type the printer's '''network name''' (ie, LIB142 or JHN405).
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#*Click on the '''IP '''button on the toolbar - the third from left.
 
#*Click on the '''IP '''button on the toolbar - the third from left.
 
#*In the '''Protocol '''drop-down list, select '''Line Printer Daemon - LPD'''.
 
#*In the '''Protocol '''drop-down list, select '''Line Printer Daemon - LPD'''.
#*In the '''Address '''field, type '''walnut.middlebury.edu''' or '''papercut.middlebury.edu''' as appropriate. (Public printers are usually on the papercut server; departmental ones should be on Walnut, though some may not have been moved from Bombay yet.)
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#*In the '''Address '''field, type one of the print servers mentioned above, as appropriate.
 
#*In the '''Queue '''field, type the printer's '''network name''' (ie, LIB142 or JHN405).
 
#*In the '''Queue '''field, type the printer's '''network name''' (ie, LIB142 or JHN405).
 
#*In the '''Name '''field, type a name for the printer. (Whatever will help you remember it.)
 
#*In the '''Name '''field, type a name for the printer. (Whatever will help you remember it.)
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#In the configuration window, enter in the following settings:<br>[[Image:Printer browser tiger.gif]]
 
#In the configuration window, enter in the following settings:<br>[[Image:Printer browser tiger.gif]]
 
#*In the '''Protocol '''drop-down list, select '''Line Printer Daemon - LPD'''.
 
#*In the '''Protocol '''drop-down list, select '''Line Printer Daemon - LPD'''.
#*In the '''Address '''field, type '''walnut.middlebury.edu '''or '''papercut.middlebury.edu''' as appropriate. (Public printers are usually on the papercut server; departmental ones should be on Walnut, though some may not have been moved from Bombay yet.)
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#*In the '''Address '''field, type one of the print servers mentioned above, as appropriate.
 
#*In the '''Queue '''field, type the network name of the printer (ie, LIB142).
 
#*In the '''Queue '''field, type the network name of the printer (ie, LIB142).
 
#*In the '''Name '''field, type a name for the printer (anything you'd like).
 
#*In the '''Name '''field, type a name for the printer (anything you'd like).

Revision as of 14:38, 23 June 2014

Most local (i.e. USB) printers should install automatically. If you need to use a networked departmental printer, check with your co-workers or your coordinator for the network name of the printer, then follow these steps on your College-owned computer.

Most commonly used Print Servers:

  • Walnut -- Has replaced Bombay. Queues for printers having different Windows 7 compliant drivers and queues that support 64-bit windows will generally be created on Walnut
  • Spruce -- Queues for Language Schools printers
  • Papercut -- Queues for public printers
  • Bombay -- Obsolete printing server.

Contents

Connect To Network Printers Using A Macintosh Running OS X Lion or Later (v10.7+)

  1. First, get the make and model of the printer. The printer itself should have the model number written on it prominently. Write this down for later.
  2. Click on the Mac Apple Menu icon.PNG menu and choose System Preferences.
  3. Under the Hardware section, click Print and fax mac.jpg (Print & Scan).
  4. Click the plus icon (+) to open the Printer Browser.
  5. In the printer configuration dialog box, enter the following settings:
    • Click on the IP button on the toolbar - the third from left.
    • In the Address field, type one of the print servers mentioned above, as appropriate. Note: OSX 10.8 will often refuse to recognize this address the first time; keep retyping it until it says "Valid and complete address." Add Printer.png
    • In the Protocol drop-down list, leave it as Line Printer Daemon - LPD.
    • In the Queue field, type the printer's network name (ie, LIB142 or JHN405).
    • In the Name field, type a name for the printer. (It is strongly suggested to change this from the default, which just lists the server, to the network name.)
    • In the Location field, type the location of the printer. (Optional)
    • In the Use: drop-down list, choose Select Printer Software... Then use the search field to find and select the closest printer model (ie "HP Laserjet 4050 Series"). Try to select the "vanilla" print driver for your model of printer; avoid "PS" or other suffixes.
      • If you don't see any appropriate drivers listed, check the model again, then download the drivers from Self Service and start over. (If you don't see Self Service under Applications/Utilities, you should get it by following the instructions at go/casper.)
  6. Click Add. Your printer will appear in the Print & Fax dialog box.
  7. If additional configuration dialog boxes come up, you may want to check the Duplex or Duplex Unit checkbox (if you plan to use double-sided printing). You can safely leave the other options at the default settings.
  8. To change the default printer, select it in the Default Printer: drop-down list in the Print & Scan dialog box.
  9. Close the Print & Scan dialog box.

Connect To Network Printers Using A Macintosh Running OS X Leopard and Snowleopard (v10.5 and v10.6)

  1. Click on the Mac Apple Menu icon.PNG menu and choose System Preferences.
  2. Under the Hardware section, click Print and fax mac.jpg (Print & Fax).
  3. Click the plus icon (+) to open the Printer Browser.
  4. Click on the IP button to see the window below.
  5. In the printer configuration dialog box, enter the following settings:
    Printer browser leopard.jpg
    • Click on the IP button on the toolbar - the third from left.
    • In the Protocol drop-down list, select Line Printer Daemon - LPD.
    • In the Address field, type one of the print servers mentioned above, as appropriate.
    • In the Queue field, type the printer's network name (ie, LIB142 or JHN405).
    • In the Name field, type a name for the printer. (Whatever will help you remember it.)
    • In the Location field, type the location of the printer. (Optional)
    • In the Print Using drop-down list, choose Select Printer Software/Select a driver to use. Then use the search field to find and select the closest printer model (ie "HP Laserjet 4050 Series"). See Walnut's online directory if you don't know what model the printer is. Try to select the "vanilla" print driver for your model of printer; avoid "PS" or other suffixes.
  6. Click Add. Your printer will appear in the Print & Fax dialog box.
  7. If additional configuration dialog boxes come up, you may want to check the Duplex or Duplex Unit checkbox (if you plan to use double-sided printing). You can safely leave the other options at the default settings.
  8. To change the default printer, select the desired printer in the Selected Printer in Print Dialog drop-down list on the Print & Fax dialog box.
    Print and fax preference pane tiger.gif
  9. Close the Print & Fax dialog box.

Connect To Network Printers Using A Macintosh Running OS X Tiger (v10.4)

  1. Click on the Mac apple menu.PNG menu and go to System Preferences.
  2. Click Print and fax mac.jpg (Print & Fax) under the Hardware section.
  3. Click the plus icon (+) to open the Printer Browser.
  4. In the configuration window, enter in the following settings:
    Printer browser tiger.gif
    • In the Protocol drop-down list, select Line Printer Daemon - LPD.
    • In the Address field, type one of the print servers mentioned above, as appropriate.
    • In the Queue field, type the network name of the printer (ie, LIB142).
    • In the Name field, type a name for the printer (anything you'd like).
    • In the Location field, type the location of the printer (to help you keep your printers straight).
    • In the Print Using section, choose the printer model manually. Use the drop-down menus to select the most appropriate driver for that printer brand and model (ie HP LaserJet 4050 Series). If the driver the printer is missing, you should download it from the manufacturer website and re-try the above steps.
  5. Click Add. Your printer will appear in the Print & Fax dialog box.
  6. If additional configuration option dialogs come up, you may leave them at the default settings.
  7. To change the default printer, select the desired printer in the Selected Printer in Print Dialog drop-down list in the Print & Fax dialog box.
    Print and fax preference pane tiger.gif
  8. Close the Print & Fax dialog box.

Printing Double Sided

You can print double-sided (or duplex) with a given printer, if:

  • The printer supports double-sided printing. To determine this, visit http://walnut.middlebury.edu/printers/, look for the printer you'd like to use, and see if the Comments column mentions Duplex. If it does not, then it is likely the printer is not capable of double-sided printing.
  • This option was enabled when the printer was installed on your computer.

Start out with these steps to check if your printer has been configured to print duplex:

  1. Open the application that you will be using to print (e.g. Microsoft Word).
  2. From the File menu select Print. The Print dialog window appears.
  3. Click on Presets drop-down list. If there is an option titled Double-Sided or Duplex, continue with these steps. Otherwise, skip to the instructions under "Create a Duplex preset setting" below, then come back to these steps once you're done.
  4. Click Print to print the document double-sided.
  5. When you want to print double-sided in the future, select the Double Sided option under the Presets menu. When you want to print single-sided, use the Standard option under the Presets menu. These settings are saved across all applications.

Create a Duplex preset setting

Follow these steps after reaching the Print dialog box in any application (see the above steps).

  1. From the Copies and Pages drop-down list, select Layout.
    Note: If you do not see the Copies and Pages option, click on the arrow next to the printer's name. The Copies and Pages option should become visible.
  2. Choose the Long-edge binding option under the Two-Sided heading.
    Note: If the Two-Sided option is grayed out, the printer is not capable of double-sided printing or you need to reinstall the printer using the correct driver (follow the steps at the beginning of this document).
  3. Save the duplex setting:
    • From Presets drop-down list select Save As. The Save Preset dialog box opens.
    • In the Save Preset As field, type Double Sided.
    • Click Add.

Printing in Color on a Mac

See this page: How to Print in Color on a Mac.

Xerox Printer Note

If you are connecting to a Xerox printer with job accounting, follow above instructions for installing printer.  You may need to download and install the current Macintosh driver for the printer model before installing.  

  1. While the instructions above apply to installation of Xerox printers, please see here first.
  2. As of August, 2011, the Xerox drivers do not support 64-bit Macintosh programs.  If you cannot print from an application and find that the "Accounting" option mentioned above is not available, choose another application - or run the application of your choice in 32-bit mode (select the application - File - Get Info - check "Open in 32-bit Mode").

Troubleshooting Printing Issues on Macs

Please see Mac_Printing_Issues.