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==Connecting to a printer==
 
==Connecting to a printer==
 
In order for printing to function properly, you must complete '''ALL''' of the following steps:
 
In order for printing to function properly, you must complete '''ALL''' of the following steps:
#Open the 'Printing' dialog box and click 'Add'. You may have to click "Advanced settings" and ''then'' clicking "Add" in the box that pops up.
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#Open your system settings and search for the 'Printers' dialog box.
#Expand the 'Network Printer' dropdown list, and select 'Find Network Printer'.
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#Click "Additional Settings" and "Add" in the new box that pops up. This will bring up the 'New Printer' dialog box.
#In the host field type "print.umiacs.umd.edu" and click find.
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#:[[File:ubuntu_add_printers.png|700px]]
#:[[Image:UbuntuPrint01.png|thumb|none|300px|[3] Type 'print.umiacs.umd.edu' into the 'Host:' field and then click Find]]
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#Open up a web browser and navigate to [http://print.umiacs.umd.edu/printers http://print.umiacs.umd.edu/printers]
#Select the print queue you wish to print to, click forward. If you are unsure which queue to use, see the [[PrinterQueueNaming| selecting a print queue]] page.
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#Find the '''name''' of the printer that you wish to connect to. If you are unsure of which one to pick, see the [[PrinterQueueNaming| selecting a print queue]] page.
#:[[Image:UbuntuPrint02.png|thumb|none|300px|[4] Select the queue you wish to print to]]
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#Navigate back to the 'New Printer' dialog box.
#Name the printer.  '''Take note of the model name listed in the Description. This will be used later!''' Then click 'Apply'
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#Under the "Enter Device URI" field, enter <code>ipp://print.umiacs.umd.edu:631/printers/</code> with the name of the printer added at the end. For instance, to add cps432-3208 (color printer in IRB 3208), you would enter <code>ipp://print.umiacs.umd.edu:631/printers/cps432-3208</code> in the field.
#:[[Image:UbuntuPrint03.png|thumb|none|300px|[5] Take note of the printer description, this will be used in later steps!]]
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#:[[File:Ubuntu_printing_URI.jpg|450px]]
#In the printing dialog box, right click the newly added printer and select properties.
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#Click "Forward". You will now see a list of printer models. From that list, select the brand of the printer as noted in step 4, and click Forward.
#In the 'Make and Model' line, click 'change'
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#:[[File:Ubuntu_Print_Driver01.jpg|400px]]
#:[[Image:UbuntuPrint04.png|thumb|none|300px|[7] Click 'change' next the 'Make and Model' field.]]
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#Select the specific model of the printer as noted in step 4.  Then click Forward.
#Ubuntu will now load a list of printers models (This will take a few moments). From that list, select the brand of the printer you are connecting to as noted in step 5.
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#:[[File:Ubuntu_Print_Driver02.jpg|400px]]
#:[[Image:UbuntuPrint05.png|thumb|none|300px|[8] Select the brand of the printer as you noted in step 5]]
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# Select any additional features available for the printer (i.e. duplexing, trays), and then click Forward.
#Select the specific model of the printer as noted in step 5.  Then click forward.
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#:[[File:Ubuntu_Print_Installable_options.jpg|400px]]
#:[[Image:UbuntuPrint06.png|thumb|none|300px|[9] Select the model of the printer as you noted in step 5]]
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# Give a short name to the printer or leave everything default and hit Apply.
#Leave the "try to copy the option settings over from the old PPD" option selected and click forward.
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#:[[File:Ubuntu_Print_Name.jpg|400px]]
#Select any additional features available for the printer (i.e. duplexing), and then click forward.
 
 
#Verify this process by printing a test page.  You should get the default Ubuntu test page.  If you just get a page with a string of text then the printer is not properly configured, and you should verify the settings.
 
#Verify this process by printing a test page.  You should get the default Ubuntu test page.  If you just get a page with a string of text then the printer is not properly configured, and you should verify the settings.

Latest revision as of 16:13, 15 April 2021

Overview

Printing from your personal Ubuntu laptop or desktop is supported. If you are sitting at a supported UMIACS Ubuntu LTS desktop then please see our common UNIX/Linux printing documentation for CUPS. This documentation may not work for all versions of Ubuntu.

Printer Accessibility

In order to print you will need to be on the UMIACS internal network, either via a wired proxy drop or an SSH tunnel.

Connecting to a printer

In order for printing to function properly, you must complete ALL of the following steps:

  1. Open your system settings and search for the 'Printers' dialog box.
  2. Click "Additional Settings" and "Add" in the new box that pops up. This will bring up the 'New Printer' dialog box.
    Ubuntu add printers.png
  3. Open up a web browser and navigate to http://print.umiacs.umd.edu/printers
  4. Find the name of the printer that you wish to connect to. If you are unsure of which one to pick, see the selecting a print queue page.
  5. Navigate back to the 'New Printer' dialog box.
  6. Under the "Enter Device URI" field, enter ipp://print.umiacs.umd.edu:631/printers/ with the name of the printer added at the end. For instance, to add cps432-3208 (color printer in IRB 3208), you would enter ipp://print.umiacs.umd.edu:631/printers/cps432-3208 in the field.
    Ubuntu printing URI.jpg
  7. Click "Forward". You will now see a list of printer models. From that list, select the brand of the printer as noted in step 4, and click Forward.
    Ubuntu Print Driver01.jpg
  8. Select the specific model of the printer as noted in step 4. Then click Forward.
    Ubuntu Print Driver02.jpg
  9. Select any additional features available for the printer (i.e. duplexing, trays), and then click Forward.
    Ubuntu Print Installable options.jpg
  10. Give a short name to the printer or leave everything default and hit Apply.
    Ubuntu Print Name.jpg
  11. Verify this process by printing a test page. You should get the default Ubuntu test page. If you just get a page with a string of text then the printer is not properly configured, and you should verify the settings.