Department of Information Technology

Printers

N.B.! You can not access the department's printers from the wireless network. If you have no wired connection and plan to use one of our printers only once or very rarely, please see the section on infrequent or one-time use below.

General information
Connecting a printer to Windows 7
Connecting a printer to MacOS X
Duplex printing and other options on Unix
Printing in black and white by default on Ricoh printers
Stapling on Ricoh printers
Out of toner
Infrequent or one-time use

Connecting a printer to Windows 7

  1. If this is the first time You install a printer of the current model You need to install a printer driver. Instructions for installing a new printer driver.
  2. Select "Printers" in the Control panel
  3. Select "Add printers"
  4. Select "Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer"
  5. Press "Next"
  6. Press "Stop"
  7. Select "The printer that I want isn't listed"
  8. Select "Select a shared printer by name" and enter http://ipp.srv.it.uu.se:631/printers/prNNNN
  9. If you have previously installed a printer of the same model, then one of two things can happen:
    • The correct driver is selected automatically and the installation is finished or
    • You get to choose the appropriate printer model from a list, after that the installation is finished (if You don't find the correct model, cancel the installation and go to "Install a new printer driver" )
  10. If this is the first time You install a printer of this model (and You have already downloaded the driver as told in the instructions ) follow these steps:
    • A "Add printer Wizard" appears. Select "Have disk"
    • Browse to the folder where You extracted the driver files
    • Look in the subdirectories for the file OEMSETUP.INF (often found in the directory "disk1")
    • Mark that file and click on "Open"
    • Klick "OK"
    • Select the correct manufacturer and printer model
    • Klick "OK"
  11. Configure the printer hardware options:
    • Right click on the printer symbol
    • Select "Printer properties" (or similar)
    • Select "Accessories" or "Device settings" (or similar)
    • Set the right hardware options, see the printer and driver overview for installed options on our printers


Install a new printer driver

  • Download the recommended driver (exe-file) from here
  • Unpack the file by double-click on it
  • Go to the printer installation instructions

Connecting a printer to MacOS X

List of all department's printers and models.
First find out if you need to download and install a new driver by having a look at our list, if there is a link to download a driver download and install the driver. To install the driver just download and proceed as you would when installing an application.

Add a printer

  1. Go to System Preferences
  2. Select "Print & Scan" (probably under "Hardware")
  3. Klick on the plus sign in the lower left corner of the area "Printers"
  4. Klick on "IP" at the top
  5. Set the following parameters:
    • :.....Protocol: Internet Printing Protocol - IPP (select from a list)
    • :......Address: ipp.srv.it.uu.se
    • :........Queue: printers/prNNNN (for example: printers/pr1515)
    • :.........Name: prNNNN (for example: pr1515)
    • :.....Location: ...............(leave blank)
    • :..Print Using: Select a driver to use... (select from a list, for ex: HP LaserJet 4250)
  6. Klick on "Options and Supplies" -> "Driver" and configure the printer hardware options (see the printer and driver overview)

Duplex printing and other options on Unix

To find out the capabilities of a specific printer, use the Unix command lphelp prNNNN, where prNNNN is the name of the printer you want to know more about. For a complete list of options, see the Cups manual. As an example, to print the file a.ps in duplex mode on pr2402, you can use the following command:

lp -o sides=two-sided-long-edge -dpr2402 a.ps

Or if duplex mode is default and you want to print on only one side:

lp -o sides=one-sided -dpr2402 a.ps

If you want to feed the paper manually:

lp -o InputSlot=MultiTray -dpr2402 a.ps

How to configure for printing in B/W by default on the Ricoh printers

Windows

Right klick on the printer icon (in the printer group in the control panel). Choose "Printer properties" -> "Advanced" -> "Printing defaults" -> "Color" -> Color mode B/W -> "Apply"

Macintosh

When printing, press the advanced arrow to the right side of the printer name. Choose "Printer Features" -> "Color Mode" -> Color mode B/W -> "Presets" -> "Last Used Settings" or "Save As"

Printouts with stapling on Ricoh printers

You may need to experiment with different settings to get it in a desirable way. When printing You can choose "Properties" (or "Options") to change several printing settings. Try to change the "Staple" setting and "Rotate by 180 degrees" setting. You can also try to print the pages in reverse order. When printing with "Landscape" orientation it seems that the only setting for "Staple" that works is the option "Top right".

Out of toner

Make a support request (see menu to the left), under the headline "Skrivare & kopiatorer" (printers and copying machines).

Infrequent or one-time use

If you need to print a document only rarely (say, as a temporary guest or part-time employee), setting up a wired connection for this purpose may be too cumbersome. In that case you may find one of the following solutions more convenient.

  • Transfer the file(s) to a department server, log in on that server and print the file(s) using Unix shell commands.
Updated  2015-04-17 14:33:41 by Anders Andersson.