wiki:AddingPrinter
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Printing

SIG Network Printers

Location DNS Name Type Features Mac Driver WinXP Driver
T170b sigprinter1Dell 5110cn 3GQBB91 duplex, color Dell5100cn.pkg Dell_5110cn_xp.exe
T165 hpsig3 HP Color LaserJet 3500 color HP_3500_xp.exe

The department also has network printers available in the admin office; contact Joshua or Bill if you need them. These printers use private routing so only work from UW networks.

To add a network printer to your MacOS 10.5 computer

Simple postscript printing (only one-sided black-and-white)

  1. Go to System Preferences -> Print and Fax
  2. Click on the small + button on the left near the bottom to add a new printer
  3. Choose HP JetDirect - Socket type
  4. Enter the full name of the printer you want (sigprinter1.biostr.washington.edu)

Dell 5110cn

  1. install the Dell5100cn.pkg driver
  2. Go to System Preferences -> Print and Fax
  3. Click on the small + button on the left near the bottom to add a new printer
  4. Choose IP at the top and enter the following:
    • Protocol: HP Jetdirect - Socket
    • Address: sigprinter1.biostr.washington.edu
    • Queue: blank
    • Name: whatever you want
    • Location: whatever you want
    • Print Using...: choose "Select a driver to use..." and type Dell to search the list
    • Choose "Dell Color Laser 5110cn v.3015.103 PS" and click "Add"
  5. You can now add Presets as described below for quick access to settings like "Two sided black and white"

HP Color LaserJet 3500n

  1. Go to System Preferences -> Print and Fax
  2. Click on the small + button on the left near the bottom to add a new printer
  3. Click on More Printers at the top right
  4. Select HP IP Printing
  5. Click on "Manual" and enter the IP address: 128.95.228.35
  6. Click "Connect" and it should find the correct printer details.
  7. You can now add Presets as described below for quick access to settings like "Black and white"

Adding Printer Presets on MacOS

The drivers provided by Dell and HP provide access to features like black-and-white or two-sided printing. MacOS allows you to save Presets of these settings, but it is a confusing process. The settings are different for each printer manufacturer, so if you use Dell, HP, and Xerox printers you may need to keep three groups of Presets.

  1. In any application, open up the Print dialog. (You cannot get the features in System Preferences->Print and Fax.)
  2. In the middle of the Print dialog, there is a drop-down labeled with the name of the application ("Firefox", "Preview", "Safari", etc.)
  3. Click the application name drop-down to see the features provided by the printer driver.
  4. Choose your options (note: for the Dell printer driver, Color is under "Printer Features")
  5. From the Presets drop-down choose "Save As..." and type an appropriate name such as "dell-twosided-blackandwhite"

Note that MacOS automatically keeps your last used settings, so you may need to re-select your preferred Printer and Preset after using different settings.

To add a network printer to your Windows workstation:

If the printer does not appear in the Windows "Add Printer" list, click the update button in the add printer dialog to download all newer drivers from Microsoft. This takes several minutes! Alternatively, download the driver EXE linked above and install it first.

  • Go to Printers->Add Printer
  • Choose Local Printer, port type Standard TCP/IP, click Next
  • Put the name (sigprinter1.biostr.washington.edu) or IP address of the printer
  • Choose the printer type (Dell 5110cn) and click Next
  • Print a test page if you want

Note: Some features may not be available using a PS (PostScript) driver. You can do this process multiple times add a separate queue with different default settings. For example, the default duplex setting can be found in Advanced->Printing Defaults...

To add a HP network printer to your Red Hat Enterprise workstation:

The Red Hat printer configuration and spooler uses CUPS (Common Unix Printing System), so make sure System->Services has cupsd activated (on EL4, cups-config-daemon too).

  • Go to Other->Printing and enter the administrative password, or sudo /usr/sbin/printconf-gui
  • Click New, then Forward
  • Enter a name without spaces, such as 'laserjet4k' or 't165hp3500n', and a description if you want then click Forward
  • Choose the queue type Networked JetDirect and put the DNS name (hpsig1.biostr.washington.edu) or IP address (128.95.228.26) of the printer then click Forward
  • Choose the printer manufacturer (HP) and type (LaserJet 4000) and click Next
  • Print a test page

If CUPS gets confused, it will sometimes silently stop a print queue; after you fix the problem such as a paper jam, use sudo /usr/sbin/cupsenable laserjet4k to start it. CUPS has a web interface at http://localhost:631, but unfortunately you have to log on as root to use it.

HP JetDirect Allowed IP list

The network printers currently only allow connections from our subnet and the UW Wireless. You can telnet to it and login as admin.

Useful commands on the LaserJet4k hpsig1 are

allow: list # show the list
allow: 0    # clear the list
allow: 128.95.228.0 255.255.255.0
allow: 69.91.128.0  255.255.128.0

The LaserJet 3500 hpsig3 has a menu system. To get to the access list, type menu and then go to:

  • 2. TCP/IP Menu
  • 4. TCP/IP - Access Control

Biostr Network Printers

Location IP Address Type
G-520 172.25.44.15 Xerox WorkCentre 7345
G-520 172.25.44.16 HP Color LaserJet 4100tn

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