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===Adding the Ricoh Printer===
===Adding the Ricoh Printer===
Printing to the Ricoh printers from a Windows PC is not as straightforward as it is for linux or MacOS X.
Use these instructions.
Here are the preliminary steps"
* First, go to this [http://www.ricoh-usa.com/downloads/downloads.aspx Ricoh-site] and type
    Aficio MP c4501
to download the driver. Select the appropriate operating system and follow the instructions to install it.
* Next, make sure your laptop is connected to the Van Vleck network with a wired connection and your
username on your laptop is the same as your math dept username
* Login with an administrative account on your PC (contact the computer staff if you do not have administrative
rights on your PC.  Set up TWO print queues to the printer on your floor as follows:
  '''The Samba method''':
  Use the Windows print setup Wizard, but instead of browsing for a printer, type
              \\printserver1\queue_name  (for example \\printserver1\3 for the 3rd floor printer)
  where queue_name is either your floor number (3..8) or a (101b), b(B-127) or c (101).
  Before you do this, make sure that you have the appropriate printer driver installed on your computer. For the
  copiers on floors 3..8 select Ricoh Aficio MF C4501 PS as your printer driver. For printers a, b, or c select
  HP laserjet 4300
NOTE: the SAMBA method will ignore all choices you make about duplexing, color, etc. and just
print the raw data
  '''The CUPS method''':
  Use the Windows print setup Wizard and enter this web address:
            http://printserver1:631/printers/queue_name (for example  http://printserver1:631/printers/3 for the 3rd floor printer)
  For the copiers on floors 3..8 select Ricoh Aficio MF C4501 PS as your printer driver.
NOTE: the method described above will give you B&W duplexed printing. For B&W single-sided
printing use:
    http://printserver1:631/printers/queue_name+s (for example  http://printserver1:631/printers/3s for the 3rd floor printer)
Assign different names to these printers - e.g. S3 for the Samba 3rd floor printer and C3 for the cups version.  What we
have found is that the samba queue will print a color page in color even if you configure it to do black and white and
the CUPS queue will print everything in black and white only.  To avoid extra page charges, use the cups queue for most
printing and the samba queue when you want a color page. (You will be charged 20 cents for every color page).

Latest revision as of 09:50, 10 August 2017

Adding the Ricoh Printer

Use these instructions.