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Department of Computer Science

Technical Services and Support

Printing on Windows

Printing using LPR/LPD to CS printers on WindowsOS Vista/7/8/10

Maintained by: Hanz Makmur

To print to CS printers, you need to install LPR support and Postscript drivers on your Windows OS. These software are not installed by default. Below is instruction on how to add these required software. 

 A. Get an HP Universal Printer Postscript Driver for your System
  1. download HP Universal Print Driver Series for Windows – Postscript.
    We don’t support non postscript drivers. Make sure you choose a Postscript driver. Because we change printer from time to time , please select generic Postscript printer for future compatibility.
    Example: HP Universal Print Driver for Windows PostScript if you have a MS Windows operating system. You just need the driver and nothing else.
  2. Follow the instruction that accompanies this driver to install it.
B. Add Unix Printing Support by adding LPR Port

If you are using :

– Windows Vista and Windows 7/8/10: Enable LPR support for WindowsVista and Windows 7/8/10 as follow:

  1. Go to the Control Panel
  2. Choose Programs
  3. Under Program Features choose ‘Turn Windows features on or off
  4. Click Continue when prompted
  5. Click the drop-down box next to Print Services
  6. Select LPR PortMonitor
  7. Click OK and “wait while the features are configured”

Your workstation now has the ability to print to an LPR print server.

C. Add the printer.
  1. Click on Start
  2. In WindowsVista, Select Control Panel and then select Printers
  3. In Windows7/10, Go to Devices and Printers
  4. Please follow the next steps depending on which Windows OS you have.
  5. For Windows Vista/7
    – Right click in the window that opens and choose Add Printer 
    – Choose Add a local printer 
    – Choose Create a new port
    – Select port type LPR port 
    – Please see Step 5.
    For Windows 10
    – At the top of the new window, click the button labelled Add Printer and a window should pop up.
    – At the bottom of the window that just popped up, click The Printer I want isn’t listed.
    – Choose Add a local printer as network printer with manual settings.
    – Click next.
    – Choose Create a new port and select from the dropdown LPR Port.
  6. Click Next
  7. Right click in the window that opens and choose Add Printer
  8. Choose Add a local printer
  9. Choose Create a new port:
  10. Select port type LPR port
  11. Click Next
  12. Type: for server providing lpd
  13. Type: the exact queue name you wish to print to. Example: core3, core3c, hill3, lp4
  14. Click Next
  15. Browse Manufacturer list and choose HP
  16. Choose the driver under Printer column, look for Universal HP Driver PS driver you just installed. Make sure you choose PS version for Postscript driver and click Ok
  17. Name the printer something meaningful, like after the queue name. Example: core3, lp4 etc.
Note on Printing Test Page
Except for the poster printer, artisan, after setting up your printer driver, please send 1 simple test page to the printer to make sure your setup is correct before sending a large job.

For more info see list of Computer Science Public Printers page.