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Connect to a staff printer to a PC or Mac

  1. Find out the name and network location of the printer you need (your manager should have arranged your access rights to it). A printer called 'sam' is likely to be at either \\staffprinting.ad.kent.ac.uk\sam\ or \\print.ad.kent.ac.uk\sam\
  2. You then need to 'add the printer' to your PC or laptop the first time you use it.

Windows

  • Click Start. Search for \\print.ad.kent.ac.uk\ and press Enter.
  • A list of printers pops up. If your printer is listed, double-click on its name to ‘add’ it. When you click Print on any document, this printer will now be available.
  • If it's not there, search for these printer locations instead:
    • \\staffprinting.ad.kent.ac.uk\
    • \\printserver2.ad.kent.ac.uk\

Mac

Instructions for Mac OS 10.10 and above

  1. Click the Apple menu (top left of screen), and select System Preferences.
  2. Click the Print & Fax (or Printers & Scanners) icon, then click the + button on the left of the window.
  3. Click Advanced in the toolbar (if not visible, hold down the Ctrl key, click on the toolbar, click Customize Toolbar, then drag the Advanced button to the toolbar and click Done).
  4. When the drop-down menus become available (this may take a minute):
    - select Windows Printer via Spools from the Type menu
    - in the URL box, enter smb:// followed by the server name and printer name of the required printer in the following format:
    smb://servername.kent.ac.uk/printername for example smb://printserver2.kent.ac.uk/gill2 (where printserver2 is the server name and gill2 is the printer name).
  5. In the Name box, enter the name of the printer.
  6. You can fill in a location to remind you where it is.
  7. In the drop-down list Print Using, select the make and model of the printer. If it is not listed, download and install the kyocera drivers for the Mac
  8. If the printer has duplex unit, tick duplex to enable double-sided printing. Enable other printer options as required, then click OK.
  9. Click Add. Close System Preferences.
  10. When prompted to enter a password, enter the password for your computer (not your Kent password).
  11. When you print a document you will be prompted to login: use your Kent IT Account details.

 


Installing a personal printer (not on the network)

Using a Staff Managed Desktop PC:

  • Click on the Windows Flag icon in the bottom left of your screen.
  • In the Start Search box type printers and press the Enter key.
  • Click Add a Printer (near the top of the window) and follow the process on screen.

Buying and networking a staff printer

Guide to buying and installing a printer on the Kent network

Ubuntu (Linux) printing

Linux is not officially supported but these settings are tried and tested and should help you install a printer:

Ubuntu printing instructions

The notes below are for "Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS", but the options should be the same for most Linux versions in use at UKC.

To add a printer:

  1. In the System Settings menu, select the Printing Icon
  2. Select 'Add', then 'Network Printer'
  3. In the list that appears, select 'Windows Printer via SAMBA'
  4. In the 'SMB Printer' text box enter
    1. 'smb://staffprinting.kent.ac.uk/printername' where printername is replaced with the name of your printer, eg 'smb://staffprinting.kent.ac.uk/dolly'
      1. Note that 'staffprinting' is replaced with 'printserver2' if its a Canterbury student printer, and 'valiant' if its a Medway printer'
    2. Then tick 'Set authentication details below' and enter 'UKC\username' for the example user abc1 would enter UKC\abc1 (your short username with UKC\ at the beginning), and your password (when you change your password this entry needs to be updated with your new password)
  5. Click the 'Forward' or 'OK' button, then wait for it to finish searching
  6. When the 'Choose Driver' window appears, select the most appropriate option for your printer
  7. If there are none, then select 'Postscript' form the left hand menu and then 'Generic Postscript Printer (en) from the right hand menu, then click 'Forward'
  8. Note re printers dolly/dpma111: the model is Aficio MP5001. Use PCL/PXL driver NOT PostScript, even if Ubuntu states this is the recommended option. It does not work as these printers do not have PS module. In the Installable Options I have succesfully used these for Dolly:- Large Capacity Tray "Installed", Finisher: "SR3030", Option Tray: "Lower Paper Trays", and Upper Internal Tray "Not Installed". I have not tested dpma111 but suspect the settings are the same.
  9. If you are shown the option of Duplexer being available, ticking the box will enable double side printing.
  10. In the next window, type the name and description of the printer, then click 'Apply'
  11. Finally, if given the option, print a test page if required.
  12. If you get problems, go back and edit the printer's 'Properties' (from the Printing Icon above)
  13. You may find that selecting 'LPD/LPR Host/Printer' instead of 'Windows Printer via SAMBA' works better with some models.

Printers in Student PC areas

 

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