Printer Installation and Usage

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

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

Leopard (OS X 10.5)


Open System Preferences. Click on “Print & Fax”. Click on “+”. Click on “IP”. There will be several fields you need to fill in:

  • Protocol: Choose “Line Printer Daemon – LPD”
  • 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.


  • 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)


XP and 2000




Older OSs


Adding printers that have mailbox features

  • These printers prompt for an ID number before you are able to print.
  • They need to update drivers

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.