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Printing on Windows

Printing using LPR/LPD to CS printers on WindowsOS Vista/7/8/10/11

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 Universal Driver and  driver for Windows Postscript printer.

  2. Open it and Extract the Zip file to default location.(normally C:\HP Universal Driver folder).  Once extracted, it will run the installation software, select USB Mode – Plug and Play and check “[x] Add HP Universal Printing PS” driver and install it.

    Note:  due to changes on how HP does its driver installation, this instruction may change from time to time but you can always manually find the driver in C:\HP Universal Driver folder manually later.
B. Add Unix Printing Support by adding LPR Port

If you are using :

– Windows Vista and Windows 7/8/10/11: Enable LPR support for WindowsVista and Windows 7/8/10/11 as follow:

  1. Go to the Control Panel
  2. Choose Programs
    Select Programs
  3. Under Program Features choose ‘Turn Windows features on or off
    turn off windows feature
  4. If asked enter credential for admin account and click Continue when prompted
  5. Click the drop-down box next to Print and Document Services
  6. Select LPR Port Monitor
  7. Click OK and wait until the LPR Port installation is completed.

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

C. Add the printer.
  1. Please follow the next steps depending on which Windows OS you have.
    a. For Windows Vista/7

    – Go to Start, select Control Panel and select Devices and Drivers
    – Right click in the window that opens and choose Add Printer

    b. For Windows 10/11

    – Go to Start, select Settings

    – Under Devices, Select Printers and Scanners

    – At the top of the Printers & Scanners window, click the button labelled
    [+] Add Printer or Scanner and the system will search for available printers.

    – click The Printer I want isn’t listed.

          Add Printer & Scanner

  2. Add a local Printer
    – A Windows will open, choose
    [•] Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings.
    – Click next.
  3. Create an LPR port if one does not exist yet for the printer
    – Choose Create a new port and select from the dropdown LPR Port.
    • Click Next
    • 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

      LPR Port

    • Click Next
    • Type: for server providing lpd
    • Type: the exact queue name you wish to print to. Example: core3, core3c, hill3, lp4 or see a list of available printers.

    • Click Next
  4. Select a Universal Postscript Driver.
    – Browse Manufacturer list and choose HP
    – 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
    Select HP Universal Driver or Have Disk
    – If the Universal HP Driver is not shown, click the Have Disk… button look at it manually in C:\HP Universal Driver folder and let it search for .inf file automatically.
    -Name the printer something meaningful, like after the queue name. Example: hill3 in this case.
    – When asked, do not share the printer
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.
Checking your print jobs
To check if your print job is printed, make sure the jobs have left your computer local print queue.  Once it left your computer, open a browser to

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