Printing using LPR/LPD to CS printers on WindowsOS Vista/7/8/10/11
A. Get an HP Universal Printer Postscript Driver for your System
- 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.
- 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:
- Go to the Control Panel
- Choose Programs
- Under Program Features choose ‘Turn Windows features on or off‘
- If asked enter credential for admin account and click Continue when prompted
- Click the drop-down box next to Print and Document Services
- Select LPR Port Monitor
- 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.
- 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 a local Printer
– A Windows will open, choose
[•] Add a local printer or network printer with manual settings.– Click next.
- 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
- Click Next
- Type: printserver.cs.rutgers.edu 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
- 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
– 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
For more info see list of Computer Science Public Printers page.