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

Printer Name:
Location: Fourth Floor Ellison Hall, Room 4817
Type of Printer: HP LaserJet Enterprise M605 (Black and White)
Driver download location: HP Support Site

Printer Name:
Location: Fifth Floor Ellison Hall, in front of elevator
Type of Printer: (coming soon) HP LaserJet Enterprise M605 (Black and White)
Driver download location: HP Support Site

General Installation Instructions For Windows 7/10 Users:

    Example Instructions for Printer5 (4th and 5th Floor Printers)

  • Download the driver for your operating system from the HP support site:
    HP Support Driver page for HP M605 Series printer
  • Extract the drivers, and if necessary, make a note of the default location
  • Select ‘Start’
  • Select ‘Devices and Printers’
  • Select ‘Add a Printer’
  • Click next
  • Select ‘Local printer attached to this computer’ (uncheck ‘Automatically detect Plug and Play printer’)
  • Click next
  • Select ‘Standard TCP/IP Port’
  • Another Wizard will pop up, select next
  • Type the hostname 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. Then indicate where you extracted the driver (eg: C:\)
  • 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