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This document will guide you through installing a printer on a Mac or a PC.
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This document will guide you through installing a printer on a Mac or a PC.<br>
  
== Canon Printer Drivers Direct Download Link (Mac and PC)<br>  ==
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== Install a Printer on a PC ==
  
For some reason, the canon website makes it awfully difficult to obtain the drivers. Here's a direct download link for canon printer drivers (mac and pc): http://www.usa.canon.com/html/download/imagerunner.html<br>
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For documentation on how to connect to the College's network printers on your PC, please visit&nbsp;[[Connect_To_Network_Printers_-_Windows|Connect_To_Network_Printers_-_Windows]]
  
== Leopard (OS X 10.5)  ==
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== Install a Printer on a Mac ==
  
=== Bombay  ===
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For documentation on how to connect to the College's network printers on your Mac, please visit&nbsp;[[Connect_To_Network_Printers_-_Mac_OS_X|Connect_To_Network_Printers_-_Mac_OS_X]]
  
Open System Preferences. Click on “Print &amp; Fax”. Click on “+”. Click on “IP”. There will be several fields you need to fill in:
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== Canon Printer Drivers Direct Download Link (Mac and PC)<br>  ==
  
*Protocol: Choose “Line Printer Daemon – LPD”
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For some reason, the canon website makes it awfully difficult to obtain the drivers. Here's a direct download link for canon printer drivers (mac and pc): http://www.usa.canon.com/html/download/imagerunner.html<br>
*Address: bombay.middlebury.edu
 
*Queue: Visit http://bombay/printers (login with your Midd username/password) to find out what’s the name of the queue (aka the name of the printer).
 
*Name: Make it the same as the Queue name.  
 
*Location: The room where the printer is. If in doubt, make it the same as the Name.
 
*Print Using:
 
*you should always use the correct printer driver. You can get a list of installed drivers by clicking on the menu next to “Print Using” and select the option titled “Select a driver to use”:  
 
*This is an enormous list of ALL the printer drivers that are currently installed.
 
*You should check what’s the correct printer model for the printer you’re installing from http://bombay/printers
 
*Search for this model in the enormous list, you can also do this by scrolling, but I suggest you just type in part of the model number/company name in the search box (e.g. “laserjet” or “4100” or “Canon”).  
 
*If the model you are looking for is not listed:
 
*Go to the manufacturer’s site and download a driver for Mac OS X.
 
*Or, use the “Generic PostScript Printer” option. This is a driver that works with most printers, but it doesn’t let you print double-sided.
 
 
 
Example:
 
 
 
*Protocol: Line Printer Daemon – LPD
 
*Address: bombay.middlebury.edu
 
*Queue: LIB202
 
*Name: LIB202
 
*Location: LIB202
 
*Print Using: HP LaserJet 4000N
 
 
 
== Tiger (OS X 10.4)  ==
 
 
 
=== Bombay  ===
 
 
 
== XP and 2000  ==
 
 
 
=== Bombay  ===
 
 
 
== Vista  ==
 
 
 
=== Bombay  ===
 
 
 
== Older OSs  ==
 
 
 
=== Bombay  ===
 
  
 
== Adding printers that have mailbox features  ==
 
== Adding printers that have mailbox features  ==
  
*These printers prompt for an ID number before you are able to print.  
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*These printers may prompt for an ID number before you are able to print (use your college ID or try a blank ID).  
*They need to update drivers
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*They may need updated drivers (see above)
  
 
== Print Release System  ==
 
== Print Release System  ==

Revision as of 13:48, 11 March 2010

This document will guide you through installing a printer on a Mac or a PC.

Install a Printer on a PC

For documentation on how to connect to the College's network printers on your PC, please visit Connect_To_Network_Printers_-_Windows

Install a Printer on a Mac

For documentation on how to connect to the College's network printers on your Mac, please visit Connect_To_Network_Printers_-_Mac_OS_X

Canon Printer Drivers Direct Download Link (Mac and PC)

For some reason, the canon website makes it awfully difficult to obtain the drivers. Here's a direct download link for canon printer drivers (mac and pc): http://www.usa.canon.com/html/download/imagerunner.html

Adding printers that have mailbox features

  • These printers may prompt for an ID number before you are able to print (use your college ID or try a blank ID).
  • They may need updated drivers (see above)

Print Release System

See the article on the new Print Release System

Special Printers

Xerox Work Centre 245/255 Documentation

Several locations on campus have Xerox Work Centre 245’s that are capable of making copies, printing documents, sending a FAX, and/or scanning documents. Documentation is available on the Xerox website as well as in our Xerox Work Centre 245-255 Documentation article.

HP DesignJet Z2100

Currently located in CFA340. There are some issues with printing via a print server on Macs, power saving issues, and paper size issues on Macs. See the HP DesignJet Z2100 article for more details.