Non-Print Release printers

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The University has some non-print release printers where required. These are typically HP, and do not have a card reader attached. There may be specific instructions or limitations for these printers. If you select to print to one of these printers, your document will normally just print immediately.

Student spaces

Where open access spaces have non-print release printers, they will normally be installed on the local computers - just make sure you choose the correct printer in the dialog box. It will depend on the room if these printers use Print Credit or not (taught students only).


Windows computers

You need to be on a University network to install University printers (e.g. on eduroam).

A. Open printer list

Windows search bar

Paste the appropriate address into the Start menu. Most of these printers can be found based on the list below, but local colleagues should be able to confirm.

  • \\its-zoneaprint.cse.bris.ac.uk (Arts and Social Sciences)
  • \\its-zonebprint.cse.bris.ac.uk (Dental School, Bristol Medical School & staff in hospitals)
  • OR \\its-zonebprint2.cse.bris.ac.uk\ (more printers for the same)
  • \\its-zonecprint.cse.bris.ac.uk (Biomedical Sciences Building, Langford site, Veterinary Science)
  • \\its-zonedprint.cse.bris.ac.uk (Sciences)
  • \\its-zoneeprint.cse.bris.ac.uk (Engineering)
  • \\its-zonefprint.cse.bris.ac.uk (Professional Services and Halls of Residence)

If asked for a username and password, enter your username in the form UOB\ab12345 and your normal University password.

B. Find your printer in the list

Printers have a variety of names and it's easiest to get the name from a local colleague. Otherwise, most printers are named from the location, the IT tag or have the name stuck on the printer itself.

C. Connect

Right-click > Connect

Right-click on the name of the printer > Connect…

Note: some printers are restricted, notably in on its-zonedprint. If you cannot connect to a printer you need to use, contact the IT Service Desk.


MacOS computers

Note for taught students: most personal Mac computers are charged at colour rates for print release, whichever queue they use. We are unable to find a solution at the current time and recommend that student Mac users print from University computers to avoid this cost. Print via email is available for occasional use.

A. Identify your printer

Students in MVB 1.07 & 1.08

If using the rooms above, your black & white printers are:

smb://is-print3.pcr.bris.ac.uk/mvb107lj

smb://is-print3.pcr.bris.ac.uk/mvb108lj

Skip to (C).

Staff & PGR printers

Your colleagues might be help to help you identify the printer, otherwise you will need to find it from the appropriate page below. Printers have a variety of names and it's easiest to get the name from a local colleague. Otherwise, most printers are named from the location, the IT tag or have the name stuck on the printer itself.

Note: some printers are restricted, notably in on its-zonedprint. If you cannot see the printer you need to use on the pages above, contact the IT Service Desk.

B. Prepare your printer address

The printer queue name (URL) you will need to add is in the format:
smb://servername/printername
e.g. smb://its-zonedprint.cse.bris.ac.uk/bisc-d90-4250dtn

This will be used in step D below.

C. Obtain the correct software (drivers) for your printer

Note: you may have to repeat this step whenever you upgrade to a new version of MacOS.

This is the software that allows you to use the printer, and you need the right driver for each model of printer.

  • For black & white printer, you can use the "Generic PCL Printer" already installed.
  • For colour printing, consult the table below.

Your device\Printer

HP printer Canon printer
University managed Mac Install HP Printer Drivers using Managed Software Center Install Canon Printer Drivers using Managed Software Center
Personal Mac computer Install from https://support.apple.com/kb/dl907 Install using Canon_PS_Installer.pkg

 

D. Add the printer to your Mac

These instructions work for 10.7 (Lion) and newer. IT Services do not support older versions of OS X. See Upgrading for further details.

  1. Ensure your Mac is fully up to date. If you need to update, or are not sure, go back to the Apple Menu and choose Software Update, then install all available updates. Repeat this process until there are no remaining updates to be installed.

  2. Open System Preferences and click on "Print & Scan" (or "Printers & Scanners")

  3. Click the + button to add a new printer

  4. The first time you do this, you need to add the Advanced button to the add printer toolbar: Ctrl-click on the toolbar, select Customize Toolbar... and then drag the Advanced button onto the toolbar.

  5. Add printer screenshot

    • Select Advanced then specify the following printer settings:

    • Type: Windows printer via spoolss

    • Device: Another Device

    • URL: See B above.

    • Name: any suitable name e.g. Biol-D90-HP4250 (Use only letters, numbers and hyphens, do not use spaces).

    • Location (optional): the physical location of the printer, e.g. "Biol D90"

    • Use: Select "Choose a driver..." "Select Software...", and select the correct printer model and then the correct printer name.
      (Note that for some black & white printers the Generic PostScript driver is sufficient)

    • Select the Add button to save this printer. If there is an option, select Duplexing to enable 2-sided printing.

E. Login

You will be prompted to authenticate when you first print to a University Printer.

  • Make sure you use your University username and password, which may not be the same as your Mac's computer account username.

  • Prefix your username with UOB\ (e.g. UOB\ab12345)

Note: We recommend that you don't tick the "Remember this password in my keychain" box until you have verified that your username and password work.
If you have entered the incorrect credentials, or change your UoB password, and have previously ticked the "keychain" box, you will need to go to Finder > Utilities > Keychain Access. Click on "Passwords", and find the entry with the name of the printer. Right-click on it, and delete it.

F. Configure

When printing a document, the option for printing two-sided may be in a number of locations depending on the printer driver. Try one of the following:

  • Go to Print. In the Print Style list, select "2-sided printing".
  • Go to Print, then select "Printer Features" in the third drop-down list. In the Feature sets menu, select "Orientation". Then in the 2-sided printing list, select "Long Edge Binding".
  • Go to Print, then select "Finishing" in the third drop-down list. In the Print Style list, select "2-sided printing".


Linux computers (Ubuntu)

A. Identify your printer

Step 1) Identify your printer

Students, MVB 1.07 & 1.08

If using the rooms above, your black & white printers are:

Host: is-print3.pcr.bris.ac.uk

Queue: mvb107lj or mvb108lj

Staff & PGR printers

Your colleagues might be help to help you identify the printer, otherwise you will need to find it from the appropriate page below. Printers have a variety of names and it's easiest to get the name from a local colleague. Otherwise, most printers are named from the location, the IT tag or have the name stuck on the printer itself.

Note: some printers are restricted, notably in on its-zonedprint. If you cannot see the printer you need to use on the pages above, contact the IT Service Desk.

B. Add a network printer

  1. System Settings > Printers > Add

  2. Click the arrow next to Network Printer > LPD/LPR Host or Printer

  3. Location of the LPD network printer:

    • Host - same as where you found the printer in A

      • its-zoneaprint.cse.bris.ac.uk
      • its-zonebprint.cse.bris.ac.uk
      • its-zonebprint2.cse.bris.ac.uk
      • its-zonecprint.cse.bris.ac.uk
      • its-zonedprint.cse.bris.ac.uk
      • its-zoneeprint.cse.bris.ac.uk
      • its-zonefprint.cse.bris.ac.uk
    • Queue: The printer name you found in A

    • Click Forward

  4. Choose Driver:

    • Select printer from database

    • Makes > Select name of device manufacturer, e.g. Canon

    • Forward

    • Models > Locate and select model of printer, e.g. Image Runner C5235 > Select "recommended driver"

    • Forward

  5. Describe Printer

    • Printer Name: Use queue name of printer e.g. MVB3.19-C2

    • Description: Use model name of printer e.g. Canon ImageRunner Advance C5235

    • Location: Location of printer e.g. MVB 3rd Floor Corridor

    • Apply