Printing

Departmental printers are available for use on each floor of Nichols Hall. See the printers list or the bottom of this page for a list of current printers available.

As a student of the CIS department, you are entitled to print 250 pages free of charge each semester (graduate students may be given more depending on their status).

NOTE: Use of printers is restricted to CIS students and should not be used to give access to anyone else. Unauthorized use may result in loss of account privileges.

Printing from a lab machine

Windows

All appropriate printers should appear automatically in the File > Print dialog. If you feel that there are printers you should have access to missing, please contact the support team.

Linux

Print Commands

The CIS department uses the Common UNIX Printing System for printing under Linux. In addition to printing from the File->Print menu in most graphical applications, users have the ability to print from the commandline. Some of the commonly used commands are the following:

Examples of how to perform some common tasks:

For more information, refer to the Cups Guide to printing and the man pages for the tools.

Printing text files

In addition to printing the text files "raw", one can use the following utilities to format the text:

Printing from a personal or office computer

All Users

http://support.cis.ksu.edu/UserGuide/Printing?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=PrinterApp-0.6.0.zip

Windows

To install one of the department printers on your Windows laptop, follow these steps.

  1. Go to your Start Menu > Run

    1. XP/XP64: Click Run, type in \\arthur.win.cis.ksu.edu, and click "OK"
    2. Vista/Windows 7: Type \\arthur.win.cis.ksu.edu in the "Start Search" box and press <Enter>

    Note (for all versions of Windows): Wired network users may use “arthur” instead of “arthur.win.cis.ksu.edu” for the server name, but either will work. Wireless users must use the long form.

  2. If prompted, enter your CIS username and password
    1. Vista/Windows 7: In the Username box type "WIN\<username>", where <username> is your username.

  3. Right click on the printer you want and select "Connect"

OS X

To install one of the department printers on your OS X laptop, follow these steps.

  1. Open the "Print & Fax" preference pane from the System Preferences

  2. Click on the "+" to add a printer

    Method A

    1. Click on "More printers" to search for network printers
    2. Select "Windows Printing" in the top drop-down box and "Network Neighborhood" in the bottom drop-down box
    3. Select WIN from the list of available Windows networks and click on "Choose"
    4. Select "arthur" from the list of print servers and click on "Choose"
    5. Enter your CIS username and password when prompted
    6. Select the printer you want to use from the list
    7. The printer model can be left as "Generic" or set to the appropriate model for the target printer
    8. Click on the "Add" button

    Method B

    1. Hold the option key and click on "More printers"... continue holding the option key until the new dialog box opens
    2. Select "Advanced" on the top drop-down box
    3. For the device, select "Windows Printer via SAMBA"
    4. For the device name, enter an identifier for the printer
    5. For the device URI, you'll need to enter something of the form:

      smb://myusername:mypassword@win/arthur.win.cis.ksu.edu/n126-hp9050
      Replace "myusername" with your username, "mypassword" with your password, and "n126-hp9050" with the printer that you're trying to print to. For your convenience, a list of printers can be found below.
    6. The printer model can be left as "Generic" or set to the appropriate model for the target printer
    7. Click on the "Add" button

    Method C (Attn Leopard Users)

    1. Right-click (CTRL-click) on the toolbar at the top of the window and select “Customize Toolbar...”

    2. Drag the “Advanced” button to the toolbar and drop it wherever you want, then click “Done” to close the customization popup (Beleive it or not, this actually makes the process easier)

    3. Click on your new “Advanced” button

    4. Select “Windows” from the Type drop-down box

    5. For the device URI, enter something like the following:

      smb://win/arthur.win.cis.ksu.edu/n126-hp9050

      Replace “n126-hp9050” with the printer you would like to print to. For your convenience, a list of printers can be found below. Wired network users may use “arthur” instead of “arthur.win.cis.ksu.edu” for the server name, but either will work. Wireless users must use the long form.

    6. Enter a name and location in the appropriate boxes
    7. In the “Print Using” drop-down box, you may select “Generic Postscript Driver” as all processing is done by the server, or if you wish, you can select “Select a driver to use...” and choose an appropriate driver for the target printer. Note: If you select a specific driver, the icon for the printer will be an image of the actual printer model.

    8. Click on the "Add" button
    9. Specify additional printer features in the “Installable Options” popup and click the “Continue” button. Note: if you want to use additional features for a printer, such as double-sided printing (duplexing) of specific tray selection, you must select those options that are available for the printer here. You can do this now or later by clicking on "Options & Supplies..." for that printer in Print & Fax under System Preferences.

    10. The first time you chose your newly installed network printer, you will be prompted for your username and password. Enter your CIS account information here and check “Remember this password in my keychain” box to prevent being prompted for this password in the future.

    Method D (For Lion and Mavericks Users Wireless)

    1. Right-click (CTRL-click) on the toolbar at the top of the window and select “Customize Toolbar...”

    2. Drag the “Advanced” button to the toolbar and drop it wherever you want, then click “Done” to close the customization popup (Beleive it or not, this actually makes the process easier)

    3. Click your new “Advanced“ button

    4. Under “Type“ select “Windows printer via spoolss“

    5. For the device URL, enter the following:

      smb://arthur.win.cis.ksu.edu/n126-hp9050

      Replace “n126-hp9050“ with the printer you would like to print to. For your convenience, a list of printers can be found below.

    6. Enter a name and location in the appropriate boxes
    7. In the “Print Using“ drop-down box, you may select “Generic Postscript Driver“ as all processing is done by the server, or if you wish, you can select “Select a driver to use...“ and choose an appropriate driver (For HP printers it is usually HP LaserJet Series PCL) for the target printer. Note: If you select a specific driver, the icon for the printer will be an image of the actual printer model.

    8. Click the “Add“ button

    9. Specify additional printer features in the “Installable Options“ popup and click the “Continue“ button. Note: If you want to use additonal features for a printer, such as double-sided printing (duplexing) or specific tray selection, you must sleect those options that are available for the printer here. You can do this now or later by clicking on “Options & Supplies...“ for that printer in Print and Fax under System Preferences.

    10. The first time you chose your newly installed network printer, you will be prompted for your username and password. Enter your CIS account information here and check “Remember this password in my keychain“ box to prevent being prompted for this password in the future.

    Method E (For Lion Users Wired)

    • NOTE: Use this method if you have a Mac that is going to be connected to the wired for extended periods of time (e.g Wired Mini's, Mac Pros, and iMac's)

    • Open a web browser and go to “localhost:631“

    • Click the “Administration“ tab at the top of the page and log in using your local user name and password.

    • On the right under “Server“ click on “Advanced“ to show more options

    • Check the box next to “Show printers shared by other systems“ AND

    • Next to Protocols check the box next to “CUPS“

    • Restart your Mac
    • Go to the settings menu and click “Print & Scan“

    • At all the printers in the department should be listed at the left.

    Method F (Tested on Mavericks and Lion)

    1. Download [http://support.cis.ksu.edu/UserGuide/Printing?action=AttachFile&do=get&target=CISPrintInstaller-0.6.0.zip]

    2. Double Click on the CISPrintInstaller.app file
    3. When prompted type in your MAC password
    4. Select the printer(s) you would like to install
    5. The first time you print a document you will be prompted for a username and password. This is your CIS account information, not the local mac account. Make sure to save this information into your keychain.

NOTE: If you want to install the Savin copier/printer or are on the K-State.net wireless network, you must use Method B as outlined above.

NOTE: If the print job displays "On hold: authentication required", but no password is requested, you may need to remove the password from "Keychain Access" for that printer.

Printers

Printer Name Access Restrictions Location Model Device Options Old Name
k006-hp4250 floor2_printers_users Kedzie 006
n016-hp9050 anybody Nichols 16 Lab HP LaserJet 9050 Series Duplex Unit, 2000-sheet input tray (Tray 4)
n117-hp5550 floor2_printers_users Nichols 17 admins Office HP LaserJet Color 5550
n123-hp5m admins Nichols 123 (Earl's Office)
n126-hp9050 anybody Nichols 126 Lab HP LaserJet 9050 Series Duplex Unit, 2000-sheet input tray (Tray 4)
n127-hp400color anybody Nichols 127 HP LaserJet 400 Color M451dw
n213-hp3505dn office_users HP LaserJet 3505 Nichols 213
n219-hp8150 floor2_printers_users Nichols 219 HP LaserJet 8150 Series Duplex Unit, 2000-sheet input tray (Tray 4)
n227-hp8150 floor2_printers_users Nichols 227 HP LaserJet 8150 Series Duplex Unit, 2000-sheet input tray (Tray 4)
n229-hpcp2025dn office_users Nichols 229 Megan's Office HP Color Printer
n232-savinc5050 floor2_printers_users Nichols 232 (Copier) Savin C5050 Color Copier Duplex Unit, Stapler, Color
n232-savinc5050-color floor2_printers_users Nichols 232 (Copier) Savin C5050 Color Copier Duplex Unit, Stapler, Color
n232-savinc5050-color-duplex floor2_printers_users Nichols 232 (Copier) Savin C5050 Color Copier Duplex Unit, Stapler, Color
n232-savinc5050-duplex floor2_printers_users Nichols 232 (Copier) Savin C5050 Color Copier Duplex Unit, Stapler, Color
n234c-hpcp3525x office_users HP Laserjet Color CP3525x Nichols 234C Scott's outer office
n234-hp4515x floor2_printers_users HP LaserJet 4515 Nichols 234
n234-hp4515x-duplex floor2_printers_users HP LaserJet 4515 Nichols 234
n234-hp4515x-envelope floor2_printers_users HP LaserJet 4515 Nichols 234
n234-hp4515x-letterhead floor2_printers_users LaserJet 4515 Nichols 234
n316-hp4600 floor3_printers_users N316 Color Printer HP Color LaserJet 4600 Duplex Unit
n324-hp4300 floor3_printers_users Nichols 324 HP LaserJet 4300 Duplex Unit hp3
pdf-printer Generates a pdf in $HOME/cups-pdf