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Remote Printing

Printing from a personal computer to an ACMS laser printer

We have recently introduced a new service to support remote printing. It will authorize the computer you're currently using (wired or wireless) to print to a specified ACMS printer. You must first set up an ACMS Printing Account to use this service.

Want to print a poster?

If you are looking to print to the Cplot or SIOplot remotely, look under "How to Print" on our Cplot help page.

Windows

1. Download the HP Universal Print Driver

Select the operating system of the system you are using to download the HP Universal Print Driver. Be sure to download the PostScript Driver, NOT the PCL driver.

2. Install the driver

Unzip the folder into the pre-filled location.

Unzip

Once the file has been copied, the installer will begin. Click "Yes" to continue.

3. Printer configurations

Click "Yes" to agree to the End User License agreement, then "Traditional mode." It will then ask you what type of printer you would like to install--select "Add a local printer"

Add a local printer


Then select, "Create a new port" and set the Type of port to "Standard TCP/IP Port"

Standard TCP/IP Port

4. Printer hostname

Enter "print.ucsd.edu" into both "Hostname or IP address" and "Port name" and wait for Windows to detect the port.

print.ucsd.edu

5. Additional settings

Once prompted for additional settings, select "Custom" then click on "Settings"

Custom


In the settings pane, set the Protocol to "LPR" and the Queue name to "ACMS_Remote_Printers". Wait again while Windows detects the printer.

LPR

6. Install the printer driver

Once detected, select the latest HP Universal Printing PS version.

HP PS


When asked, set the printer name to whatever you like, as it is simply for your own records. If prompted, do not share this printer with other users. Now that the driver is completely installed, be sure to restart your computer.

7. Remote authorization

Now that you have your driver installed, you can select the printer you would like to print to with the Remote Printing Authorization page. Just log in with your username and password and you are all set!

Remote Print Authorization

OS X

1. Remote authorization

Log into the Remote Printing Authorization page with your username and password and select the printer that you would like to print to. Then select the printer name you would like to print to (e.g. laser6). Please note what the printer model is directly following the name (e.g. Dell 1710n).

Remote Authorization Mac

2. Open Print & Scan settings

Click the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen to open "System Preferences"

Open System Preferences


Then in the Hardware row, select "Print & Scan"

Print and Scan

3. Install printer driver

Click the + button on the bottom left and see if there are any listed nearby printers. If it is listed, click the name of the appropriate printer model. If not, go to OS X (Alternate Installation).

Add a Nearby Printer

Note

You may be notified that the software for the printer is currently unavailable. If this is the case, select "Use Generic".

Use Generic

4. Rename printer (optional)

If you would like, you may rename your printer to something that will be more helpful to you. We have named our printer "ACMS Remote Printers." By default, it will be the printer model. Now all you have to do is print a file and select this printer from the list!

Rename Printer

OS X (Alternate Installation)

1. Remote authorization

Log into the Remote Printing Authorization page with your username and password and select the printer that you would like to print to. Then select the printer name you would like to print to (e.g. laser6). Please note what the printer model is directly following the name (e.g. Dell 1710n).

Remote Authorization Mac

2. Download printer driver

On the Remote Printing Authorization page, the printer model name will be found after the name (i.e. laser6 Dell 1710n in apm-1402). You will have to search the web to find the appropriate driver for your version of OS X. Save it under "<username>/Library/Printers". You may see drivers for other printers installed on your computer.

Save Driver

Note

By default, the user Library folder is hidden in OS X 10.8. If you haven't previously unhidden this folder, go to your Applications Folder -> Utilities -> Terminal

In Terminal, enter:
chflags nohidden ~/Library
The library folder should reappear immediately. If you wish to re-hide your Library folder, open up Terminal again and enter:
chflags hidden ~/Library
If you are uncomfortable running this command or would prefer to keep your Library folder hidden, please see step 2 (alternate).

2b. Download printer driver (alternate)

In your home directory (folder with your computer's username), create the folder "Remote Printing Driver"

Folder Creation

On the Remote Printing Authorization page, the printer model name will be found after the name (i.e. laser6 Dell 1710n in apm-1402). You will have to search the web to find the appropriate driver for your version of OS X. Save it under "<username>/Remote Printing Driver"

3. Open Print & Scan settings

Click the Apple icon in the top left corner of your screen to open "System Preferences"

Open System Preferences


Then in the Hardware row, select "Print & Scan"

Print and Scan

4. Add printer

Click the + button on the bottom left and select "Add printer or Scanner..."

Add Printer

5. Printer configuration

Go to the IP tab and set the address to "print.ucsd.edu". Make sure that the Protocol is set to "Line Printer Daemon - LPD". Under "Use", select "Other..." and navigate to the location where you saved your printer driver. If "Generic PostScript Printer" is automatically re-selected, then the driver is not compatible with your machine, and the generic postscript driver should be used instead.

Printer Settings

6. Rename printer (optional)

If you would like, you may rename your printer to something that will be more helpful to you. We have named our printer "ACMS Remote Printers." By default, it will be the printer model. Now all you have to do is print a file and select this printer from the list!

Rename Printer