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Department of Geography
UC Santa Barbara
Department of Geography

UC Santa Barbara Geography / Computing / Printing

General Printing Guidelines

  • Refrain from using the open-access printers for personal use. They are intended for University-related business only.
  • To prevent unauthorized use of the printers, only devices on the Geography subnets are able to print to these printers.
  • When possible, please use duplexing mode for double-sided printing.
  • If you're printing a journal, consider using booklet mode (sometimes called "2-up", or 2 pages on each side of paper, 4 pages total on one physical sheet of paper when double-sided) with the duplexer - this can save 75% in paper.
  • Don't use printers for multiple black-and-white copies of the same document - this wears down the printers, is wasteful and expensive. The copy machines cost less overall per sheet printed. Print one sheet, then use a copy machine to duplicate.
  • Pick up your printed items and keep the printer areas picked up. (i.e., "five-minute" rule to pick up print jobs).
  • If the printer doesn't print the first time, it probably won't print the 2nd or 3rd time. Don't send the same job multiple times to the printer in hopes that it might print. Send an email to the request queue () for assistance, or to alert the staff that more paper is needed.

List of Open-Access Printers for Geography Faculty, Graduate Students, and Researchers

Printer Name: northwinghp
Location: Third Floor Ellison Hall, Room 3626
Type of Printer: HP LaserJet 4100dn
Driver download location: HP Support Site
IP Address:

Printer Name: 4thfloorhp
Location: Fourth Floor Ellison Hall, Room 4817
Type of Printer: HP LaserJet 4100dn
Driver download location: HP Support Site
IP Address:

Printer Name: printer5
Location: Fifth Floor Ellison Hall, in front of elevator
Type of Printer: HP LaserJet 9050n
Driver download location: HP Support Site
IP Address:

General Installation Instructions For Windows XP/7 Users:

  • Example Instructions for Printer5
  • Download the driver for your operating system from the HP support site:
    HP Support Driver page for HP LJ9050 Series printer
  • Extract the drivers, and if necessary, make a note of the default location
  • Select 'Start'
  • Select 'Printers and Faxes'
  • Select 'Add a Printer'
  • Click next
  • Select 'Local printer attached to this computer' (uncheck 'Automatically detect Plug and Play printer')
  • Click next
  • Select 'Create a New Port' and use the 'Standard TCP/IP Port'
  • Another Wizard will pop up, select next
  • Type the numeric IP address of the printer as specified above
  • Select Next
  • Select Finish
  • Wait while the printer is queried
  • Select the type of printer you're setting up, as specified above, click next. You may have to navigate to the "Have Disk" for the extracted driver location above.
  • Give a name to the printer (e.g., printer5, or "5th Floor Printer")
  • Select DO NOT SHARE THIS PRINTER, click next
  • Test page should not be necessary, click next
  • Click Finished
  • Find the printer just installed in your operating system's list of devices (in Windows, this is under Start--> Devices & Printers)
  • Right-click on the printer, and select "Printer properties"
  • Click on "Ports"
  • Click on the IP address (or the IP name) of the printer (in Windows, this is pre-selected and highlighted for you by default)
  • Click on "Configure Port"
  • Click to add a check mark on "SNMP Status Enabled"
  • Under "Community Name", change from public to geog
  • Finally, click "Apply" or "OK" buttons to accept changes.

The next step is to configure the printer to do double-sided (or "duplex") printing. For example, for the HP LaserJet 4100dtn model in Windows 7/XP/2000:

  • Click Start
  • Click Printers and Faxes
  • Right click on the target printer.
  • Select Properties.
  • Under the "Configure" tab, look for "Paper Handling Options" and make sure the "Duplexing Unit" is checked. If the "Duplexing Unit" does not appear, it is likely that only the base Windows driver is installed. Try upgrading the printer driver from the HP Support site.

  • Then switch over to the "General" tab, and click the "Printing Preferences" button. Under the "Finishing tab, check the "Print on Both Sides" under the "Document Options" section.
  • Select "OK"
  • Finally, click "Apply" or "OK" buttons to accept changes.
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