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Installing and Using PaperCut Printers

Mac OSX Setup Instructions

Follow the instructions below to setup our papercut print queues onto your computer. When you release your print job, you will be able to choose which of the campus printers you want to send it to.

  1. Go to the Apple Menu > System Preferenes > Printer and Scanners
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  2. Click the "+" button to add a new printer.
  3. Select the "Student-BW-Printers" printer from the list that appears. A list of our current print queues is available at the bottom of this page. 
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  4. Click the Add button.
  5. From the Installable Options window, check the Duplex Unit box.
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  6. You are now ready to print using this print queue. 

Windows 7 + 8 Setup Instructions

If you are using Windows 7 or 8 follow these instructions to manually install a printer:

  1. Navigate to "Devices and Printers" section in your "Control Panel".
  2. In the top bar of the window, click the "Add Printer" button.
    NOTE: If you're using Windows 7, it may be necessary to click "Add a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer" on the resulting popup screen.
  3. You should see a "Searching for printers..." window. We don't want any of these printers; click "The printer that I want isn't listed".
  4. THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP: Choose the "Select a shared printer by name" option. Do NOT choose to add a printer by TCP/IP name or any other method. In the adjacent box to this option, enter one of our printer addresses listed below, and click "Next".
  5. Another popup window should appear, this time asking for you to choose the appropriate drivers for the printer. Choose a driver and click "OK".

    Here are the driver selections we recommend that should work for the majority of printers on campus:
    HP LaserJet 4250: "HP -> HP LaserJet 4200 PCL 6" (Windows 7) or "HP -> HP LaserJet 4200/4300 PCL6 Class Driver" (Windows 8)
    HP LaserJet P4014: "HP -> HP LaserJet P4014/P4015 PCL6" (Windows 7) or "HP -> HP LaserJet P4014/P4015 PCL6 Class Driver" (Windows 8)
    NOTE: For a special printer whose model is not listed as one of the two options above, please find the appropriate driver that relatively matches its name.
  6. At this point, the wizard should have successfully added the printer! There is no need to enable any sharing options for the printer (and is probably best not to).
  7. Now see our instructions below for releasing your print job.

Linux with CUPS Support

Ubuntu

  1. Go to System Settings > Printers.
  2. Click the green Add button
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  3. Select Enter URI, and enter ipp://papercut-1.reed.edu:631/printers/Student-BW-Printers or ipp://papercut-1.reed.edu/printers/Student-Color-Printers; It is important to use ipp:// to begin the device URI.
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  4. Click Forward, and you will be asked to describe your printer.
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  5. Move forward through the Installable items menu, making sure that the duplexer is installed.
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  6. Your printer should be setup. To confirm, go to System Settings > Printers and double click on the printer you just installed and make sure that the information looks similar to the screenshot below.
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Releasing Your Print Job (Mac, Windows, Linux)

After printing your document, you must release your print job from the web.

  1. Go to http://printing.reed.edu.
  2. Click on Jobs Pending Release.
  3. Under the Action column, click the Print link for the job you wish to print.
    NOTE: You may see jobs other than your own on this page. This behavior is normal. Once you hit print, the job will be sent to the printer indicated and your account will be charged.
  4. Release
  5. If printing to a group of printers (ie, Library North Ref, Library Reading Room), you must then select a particular printer from that group.
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Web Queue Printer Info

Printer Name Duplex Support Printer Model Printer Address
Student Black and White Printer Queue Yes HP Laserjet 4250

http://papercut-1.reed.edu:631/printers/Student-BW-Printers

Student Color Printer Queue Yes HP Color Laserjet CP4020-CP4520 http://papercut-1.reed.edu:631/printers/Student-Color-Printers