Printer Installation and Usage

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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


How do I replace the toner cartridge?

Usually, instructions are available directly on the toner packaging (or a slip inside the toner box). Instructions may be displayed on the printer's LED screen or inside the toner compartment. For some specific cases see the list below:


  • Kyocera FS9530DN: Replacing the toner is very easy and available on the packaging. The Kyocera manual details the procedure as well. Kyocera recommends cleaning the printer each time the toner is replaced. Cleaning the printer is easy and the procedure is available in the manual.

How do I obtain toner?

  • Toner for public printers (e.g. Main Library, Sunderland computer labs, etc) is delivered automatically by Symquest, when Symquest notices that the printer is running low on toner. The Helpdesk can order more toner out of cycle, if needed.
  • Offices and departments that have printers with Symquest tags should contact Symquest.
  • Toner for personal inkjets or laser printers that do not have a Symquest tag should be ordered by the person that uses the printer.


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.