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Installing and Using PaperCut Printers

Mac 10.9 (Mavericks) and 10.10 (Yosemite) Setup Instructions

If you are running the newest version of Mac OS X (10.9/Mavericks or 10.10/Yosemite), we have two special printers for you to install. If you try to print to any of the standard printer queues, your print job will not go through properly. You can still print to all of these printers by adding the "CUPScakes Web Queue" for black and white printers and "Color printer Web-Mavericks" for color printers. When you release your print job, you will be able to choose which of the campus printers you want to send it to.

  1. Go to the Apple Menu > System Preferenes > Print & Fax.
  2. Click the "+" button to add a new printer.
  3. Select the "CUPScakes Web Queue" printer from the list that appears.CUPScakes Web Queue
  4. Click the Add button.
  5. From the Installable Options window, check the Duplex Unit box.

Mac Setup Instructions (10.8 and earlier)

NOTE: If you are running the most recent version of Mac OS X (10.9/Mavericks), follow these special instructions for printing. The old printing queues will not work properly on your computer!

  1. Go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Print & Fax.
  2. Click the "+" button to add a new printer.
    Add Printer
  3. Click the Default icon at the top.
  4. Select the printer from the list that appears.
    Select Printer
  5. Click the Add button.
  6. From the Installable Options window, check the Duplex Unit box if that printer supports duplexing (see our duplex list below).
    Duplex Unit
  7. Click Continue.
  8. Now the printer has been added to your computer! See our instructions below for releasing your print job.

Windows 7 + 8 Setup Instructions

If you are using Windows 7 or 8 follow these instructions to manually install a printer:

  1. Navigate to "Devices and Printers" section in your "Control Panel".
  2. In the top bar of the window, click the "Add Printer" button.
    NOTE: If you're using Windows 7, it may be necessary to click "Add a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer" on the resulting popup screen.
  3. You should see a "Searching for printers..." window. We don't want any of these printers; click "The printer that I want isn't listed".
  4. THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP: Choose the "Select a shared printer by name" option. Do NOT choose to add a printer by TCP/IP name or any other method. In the adjacent box to this option, enter one of our printer addresses listed below, and click "Next".
  5. Another popup window should appear, this time asking for you to choose the appropriate drivers for the printer. Choose a driver and click "OK".

    Here are the driver selections we recommend that should work for the majority of printers on campus:
    HP LaserJet 4250: "HP -> HP LaserJet 4200 PCL 6" (Windows 7) or "HP -> HP LaserJet 4200/4300 PCL6 Class Driver" (Windows 8)
    HP LaserJet P4014: "HP -> HP LaserJet P4014/P4015 PCL6" (Windows 7) or "HP -> HP LaserJet P4014/P4015 PCL6 Class Driver" (Windows 8)
    NOTE: For a special printer whose model is not listed as one of the two options above, please find the appropriate driver that relatively matches its name.
  6. At this point, the wizard should have successfully added the printer! There is no need to enable any sharing options for the printer (and is probably best not to).
  7. Now see our instructions below for releasing your print job.

Windows XP + Vista Setup Instructions

We recommend using this method for older versions of Windows (before Windows 7, i.e. XP and Vista).

  1. Download Windows Web Printing from
  2. Double-click Windows-Web-Printing.exe (use the Windows-Web-Printing-x64.exe file if you're running a 64-bit opperating system).
  3. At the Select Components window, check all the printers that you wish to install and click Next through the end of the installer. Note: If you select many printers, the installation will take a while, so be patient. Windows 7 users will need to let the installer update their system before continuing.
  4. After installation, a "Print Release Login" shortcut is added to the Desktop, along with an item in Start > Programs > ReedApps > Printing.
  5. Now see our instructions below for releasing your print job.

Linux with CUPS Support


  1. Go to System Settings -> Hardware -> Printing
  2. Click the green Add button
    Add menu
  3. Select Network Printer -> Internet Printing Protocol (ipp) and enter "ipp://"
  4. Enter the name of the printer you would like to add at the end of the "device URI" string. IRC_web example:
    Printer name menu
  5. Choose "Select printer from database" then select the make and model of the printer you are adding, as outlined at the bottom of this webpage.
    Driver Selection menu
  6. Move forward through the Installable items menu, making sure that the duplexer is installed.
  7. Give the printer a reasonable name and you're done. Repeat to add other printers.
    Name the printer


Releasing Your Print Job (Mac, Windows, Linux)

After printing your document, you must release your print job from the web.

  1. Go to
  2. Click on Jobs Pending Release.
  3. Under the Action column, click the Print link for the job you wish to print.
    NOTE: You may see jobs other than your own on this page. This behavior is normal. Once you hit print, the job will be sent to the printer indicated and your account will be charged.
  4. Release
  5. If printing to a group of printers (ie, IRC web, Library North Ref, Library Reading Room), you must then select a particular printer from that group.

Web Queue Printer Info


Printer Name Duplex Support Printer Model Printer Address
Anna Mann Yes HP LaserJet P4014
Art Studio Yes HP Laserjet 4200
Aspen Yes HP LaserJet 4200
Bidwell Yes HP LaserJet 4200
Birchwood Yes HP LaserJet 4250
Bragdon Yes HP LaserJet P4014
Chemistry Lab Yes HP LaserJet P4014
Chittick Yes HP LaserJet P4014
CUPScakes Varies Varies
DoJo No HP Laserjet 4250
Instructional Media Center No HP LaserJet 4250
IRC Yes HP LaserJet 4250
IRC Color Yes HP Color LaserJet CP4525
Kerr Yes HP LaserJet 4200
Library Color Yes Okidata 710dn
Govt Docs Yes HP Laserjet 4100
Library North Reference Yes HP LaserJet P4014
Library Reading Room Yes HP LaserJet 4250
Macnaughton Yes HP LaserJet P4014
Math Lab Yes HP Laserjet 4200
McKinley Yes HP LaserJet P4014
Naito Yes HP LaserJet P4014
PARC Yes HP LaserJet 600 M601
PARC Color Yes HP Color LaserJet CP4520
Prexy Yes HP LaserJet 4200
Public Policy Workshop No HP LaserJet 4100
RCA Yes HP LaserJet 4200
Scholz Yes HP LaserJet P4014
Spanish House Yes HP LaserJet 4200
Student Union Yes HP Laserjet 4250


Yes HP LaserJet P4014
Winch Yes HP LaserJet 4200
Woodbridge Yes HP LaserJet P4014