- Color duplex laser printing from the network or USB flash drive (30 pages/minute)
- Black and white duplex laser printing from the network or USB flash drive (30 pages/minute)
- Printing is up to 2400 x 600 dpi
- Flatbed and duplex feed scanning to USB, over the network, or email
- Scanning is up to 1200 x 2400 dpi
- You can also directly copy materials (using the flat bed scanner or duplex scanner)
Printing in Black and White
Our black and white printer is a Brother HL-5450DN Laser Printer (yes, we give Brother lots of money). It has automatic duplexing (just like the color printer). We prefer that you use the black and white printer for a majority of your printing and the color printer for your publication submissions (e.g., to investigate how a chart or figure looks printed in color).
IP Address: 18.104.22.168
If you need to install the printer, specify the printer using its ip address: 22.214.171.124 and select the Brother HL-5450DN driver (or a generic postscript driver). If you have problems, see Anne Rose to get the installation CD or download it online.
Printing in Color
We now have a duplex color laser printer in the HCIL: the Brother MFC-9970CDW to be exact. Here's a link to the manual (PDF). Please be aware that printing in color is more than twice as expensive as printing in black and white so please use this printer conservatively.
This is a multi-function laser printer that also scans (yes, scans) documents. The scanner is both a flatbed scanner and a duplex feed scanner so you can scan two sides at once (yes, I know, amazing!).
Windows Printer Setup
- Go to "Start->Devices and Printers"
- Click "Add Printer"
- Select "Add a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer"
- Click "The printer I want isn't listed"
- Click "Next"
- Enter 126.96.36.199 as the hostname or IP address (you don't have to fill in port name, it will fill automatically)
- Wait...a long time...
- You will get a prompt saying "additional port information required". Click "Next"
- Wait...a long time...
- Choose "Brother" in the "Manufacturer" column
- In the "Printers" column, select "Brother MFC-9970CDW" if it is listed. If it is not, click "Windows Update" and wait...a long time... Then select "Brother MFC-9970CDW".
- Click "Next"
- Enter a name for the printer then click "Next"
- Finally, click "Finish"
Mac Printer Setup
You can add printers in two ways:
- From the System Preferences -> Print and Scan -> '+' (Below list of prints on the left)
- From a print dialog box -> Printer Drop down -> Add Printer
Both options get you to the Add Printer dialog.
- Click on the IP icon
- Select Protocol: Internet Printing Protocol - IPP
- Enter in "188.8.131.52" for the address
- In the lower section, for 'Name' feel free to use whatever name you'd like but including something like "Brother MFC-9970CDW" might be a good choice.
- Select Print Using: "Select Print Software" -> "Brother MFC-9970CDW CUPS"
- If this option isn't available, you may need to download it from the link provided below
- Click Add
- Download the CUPS printer driver (from here)
- Double click and install the dmg (the BrotherCLDrivers.pkg)
Amazon has a selection of high-yield replacement toner cartridges with yields of approximately 3,500 pages rather than 1,500 (it makes sense to purchase the high-yield cartridges because they offer better value):
- $75.45 for Black Brother TN315BK Toner Cartridge
- $81.36 for Cyan Brother TN315C Toner Cartridge
- $78.47 for Magenta Brother TN315M Toner Cartridge
- $79.05 for Yellow Brother TN315Y Toner Cartridge
Thanks to Cody Dunne for helping me setup and configure the printer (it required some heavy lifting and some clever network hacking to get it to work). We locked down the touchscreen "Menu" icon so that you have to enter a password to change the configuration (we did so mainly because we had to setup a number of things and we didn't want them accidentally changed). However, if you need to update a configuration setting, use this password: 2117.