Adding HuskyPrint and networked printers (Windows - minimally managed or personal)

If you have a minimally managed (computername.sabu) or personal device, you can install HuskyPrint and add certain networked printers. Visit Managed Devices at Michigan Tech for more details.

Papercut requirement

If you have a minimally managed or personal device, the Papercut Client is required. You need to install HuskyPrint and Papercut.

Please disconnect from the VPN before you print, as it will prevent the Papercut client from prompting for credentials. You can reconnect when you are done printing.

You can view your transaction history, recent print jobs, and jobs pending release by logging into PaperCut with your Michigan Tech account name and password.

Find a departmental printer

View the list of departmental printers and find the printer you would like. You'll need the printer queue name for the port name and the printer queue name. (ex. husky-bw or building-123-copier)

Instructions

Install HuskyPrint and Papercut

You can automatically install the HuskyPrint stations and Papercut Client. Visit Windows printing articles for instructions.

Add networked printers

  1. Find and open the PCClient from your Start menu. You will need to have the PCClient program running before you print each time.
  2. Open Control Panel from your Start menu and select Devices and Printers.
  3. Select Add a printer.
    add a printer in the device and printers window
  4. Select The printer that I want isn’t listed.
    click on printer wasn't listed
  5. Select Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname, then Next.
    add printer using tcp/IP address or hostname
  6. View the list of departmental printers and find the printer queue you would like. Copy the printer queue name for the next step. (ex. husky-bw or building-123-copier)
  7. Make the following changes:
    • Device type: TCP/IP Device.
    • Hostname or IP address: print.mtu.edu
    • Port name: Enter the queue name of the printer you want to add. Example: husky-bw
    • Uncheck the option for Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use
  8. Select Next. It will take some time while the computer attempts to detect the port. Once it times out, a new window will appear.
    add printer window options
  9. Select Custom and click Settings...
    click custom settings
  10. Enter the following information in Configure Standard TCP/IP Port Monitor:
    • Port name: Enter the queue name of the printer you want to add. Example: husky-bw or building-123-copier
    • Printer Name or IP Address:  print.mtu.edu
    • LPR: Select the option for LPR
    • LPR Byte Counting Enabled. Select the option for LPR Byte Counting Enabled
    • Click OK, then click Next.
      queue and LPR settings
  11. View the list of departmental printers and find the printer queue name. Find the printer driver that is listed for that printer.
  12. Select the driver for the printer you are adding. Select the manufacturer, then search through the list for individual printers. Click Next.
    select printer driver
    • If you do not have the driver installed on your computer, you will need to download the driver from the printer manufacturer's site.
      1. View the printer driver listed for the printer you would like to add at list of departmental printers. Example: If you would like to add admin-121-copier, you would need to download install the Kyocera TASKalfa 5002i KX driver.
        Queue Model Driver
      2. Search for the printer driver online as it is listed in the Driver column from the printer manufacturer's Web site. Example: If you have use Windows 10, search for Kyocera TASKalfa 5002i KX for Windows 10 on the Kyocera Web site. Here are the common printer driver download sites. It is best to install the specific model's driver if you are having trouble with the global print driver.
        1. Xerox
        2. Kyocera
        3. HP
        4. Dell
        5. Canon
        6. Epson
        7. Brother
        8. Lexmark
      3. Download the printer driver to your computer and remember the location.
        • Note: You may need to extract the downloaded printer drivers or run an .exe file to install the driver. Also, you may need to select the printer .inf file in the downloaded printer driver files. If you need to select the .ini file, please select Have Disk in the next step, then browse in the location of the printer driver you downloaded.
  13. Select Use the driver that is currently installed (recommended) if the driver is already installed and click Next.
    use driver that is currently installed
  14. Change Printer name to reflect the queue name you are adding (example: husky-bw) and click Next.
    add printer name
  15. Important: Select the option for Do not share this printer.
  16. Click Next and then click Finish.
    do not share this printer option
  17. Configure the options for your particular printer, such as additional trays, finishing options (stapling/punch units), and job accounting (if needed).
    1. Go to the Control Panel and select Devices and Printers
    2. Right-click on the printer and choose Printing Preferences. Select the particular configurations that you need for that printer.
    3. Right-click on the printer and choose Printer Properties. Then select the Configuration tab. Select the particular configurations that you need for that printer. 

      One example would be to set up Job Accounting, which certain departments use. Select Standard Accounting, then Accounting Codes. Enter your accounting code.
      1. Configuration --> Accounting
         
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