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Installing and Using PaperCut Printers

Mac Setup Instructions

NOTE: You may experience trouble printing while using a machine running the latest version of Mac OS X (10.9/Mavericks) or Linux. We have designed a special printer queue, named "CUPScakes Web Queue", that should remedy most failed print jobs that spew errors at the top of the page. This printer, listed among all the others, has options for any of the IRC, Library, or dorm printers when you release it from printing.reed.edu. Contact CUS if you experience further issues.

  1. Go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Print & Fax.
  2. Click the "+" button to add a new printer.
    Add Printer
  3. Click the Default icon at the top.
  4. Select the printer from the list that appears.
    Select Printer
  5. Click the Add button.
  6. From the Installable Options window, check the Duplex Unit box if that printer supports duplexing (see our duplex list below).
    Duplex Unit
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Now the printer has been added to your computer! See our instructions below for releasing your print job.

Windows Setup Instructions

We recommend using this method for older versions of Windows (before Windows 7, i.e. XP and Vista).

  1. Download Windows Web Printing from https://downloads.reed.edu.
  2. Double-click Windows-Web-Printing.exe (use the Windows-Web-Printing-x64.exe file if you're running a 64-bit opperating system).
  3. At the Select Components window, check all the printers that you wish to install and click Next through the end of the installer. Note: If you select many printers, the installation will take a while, so be patient. Windows 7 users will need to let the installer update their system before continuing.
  4. After installation, a "Print Release Login" shortcut is added to the Desktop, along with an item in Start > Programs > ReedApps > Printing.
  5. Now see our instructions below for releasing your print job.

Windows Manual Setup Instructions

If you are using Windows 7 or 8, and you'd like to install your printers manually, follow these instructions:

  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 -> Hardware -> Printing
  2. Click the green Add button
    Add menu
  3. Select Network Printer -> Internet Printing Protocol (ipp) and enter "ipp://ozone.reed.edu:631/printers/"
  4. Enter the name of the printer you would like to add at the end of the "device URI" string. IRC_web example:
    Printer name menu
  5. Choose "Select printer from database" then select the make and model of the printer you are adding, as outlined at the bottom of this webpage.
    Driver Selection menu
  6. Move forward through the Installable items menu, making sure that the duplexer is installed.
    Duplexer
  7. Give the printer a reasonable name and you're done. Repeat to add other printers.
    Name the printer

 

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, IRC web, Library North Ref, Library Reading Room), you must then select a particular printer from that group.
    Group

Web Queue Printer Info

 

Printer Name Duplex Support Printer Model Printer Address
Anna Mann Yes HP LaserJet P4014 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Anna_Mann_web
Art Studio Yes HP Laserjet 4200 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Art_Studio_web
Aspen Yes HP LaserJet 4200 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Aspen_web
Bidwell Yes HP LaserJet 4200 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Bidwell_web
Birchwood Yes HP LaserJet 4250 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Birchwood_web
Bragdon Yes HP LaserJet P4014 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Bragdon_web
Chemistry Lab Yes HP LaserJet P4014 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Chemistry_Lab_web
Chittick Yes HP LaserJet P4014 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Chittick_web
CUPScakes Varies Varies http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/CUPScakes_web
DoJo No HP Laserjet 4250 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/QCenter_web
Instructional Media Center No HP LaserJet 4250 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/IMC_web
IRC Yes HP LaserJet 4250 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/IRC_web
IRC Color Yes HP Color LaserJet CP4525 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/IRC_Color_web
Kerr Yes HP LaserJet 4200 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Kerr_web
Library Color Yes Okidata 710dn http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Library_Color_web
Govt Docs Yes HP Laserjet 4100 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Govt_Docs_web
Library North Reference Yes HP LaserJet P4014 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/North_Ref_web
Library Reading Room Yes HP LaserJet 4250 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Reading_Room_web
Macnaughton Yes HP LaserJet P4014 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/MacNaughton_web
Math Lab Yes HP Laserjet 4200 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Math_Lab_web
McKinley Yes HP LaserJet P4014 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/McKinley_web
Naito Yes HP LaserJet P4014 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Naito_web
PARC Yes HP LaserJet 600 M601 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/PARC-web
PARC Color Yes HP Color LaserJet CP4520 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/PARC-color-web
Prexy Yes HP LaserJet 4200 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Prexy_web
Public Policy Workshop No HP LaserJet 4100 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/PPW_web
RCA Yes HP LaserJet 4200 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/RCA_web
Scholz Yes HP LaserJet P4014 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Scholz_web
Spanish House Yes HP LaserJet 4200 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Spanish_House_web
Student Union Yes HP Laserjet 4250 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/SU_web

Sullivan

Yes HP LaserJet P4014 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Sullivan_web
Winch Yes HP LaserJet 4200 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Winch_web
Woodbridge Yes HP LaserJet P4014 http://printing.reed.edu:631/printers/Woodbridge_web