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First step in setting up a CIS printer on windows is installing the correct driver from printer list contained on the ?Printer Setup page (parent page).

When installing the printer drivers, if the installation process starts to search for a printer, select continue and skip this part of the process.  For this installation, we need only the printer drivers, the printer will be installed manually.

Install the printer

Open "System Preferences" through the apple menu. Image Removed

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Select the "Print Printers & FaxScanners" Icon to open printer settings. Image Removed

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Press "+" to add a printer.  If If the "+" is grayed out, unlock this menu by clicking on the small lock icon in the bottom left hand corner of the window and then put in your administrative account information. Image Removed

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Go to the "IP" tab.  Under this tab, insure that the Protocol is set to "Line Printer Daemon - LPD", the Address is "printer.cis.rit.edu", and that the Queue and Name are set to the appropriate printer ( "guppy" or "sailfish").Image Removed

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The printers will work with the Generic PostScript Printer driver but you will lose some of the advanced features available with the driver.  Assuming that the printer driver was installed correctly, select "Select Printer Software..." under "Print Using:". Image Removed
Then select the appropriate driver from the list and click "ok". Image Removed
Now click with no difficulties. Now click the "Add" button.  When using the correct driver, an additional "InstallableOptions" screen will appear.  This screen should be fine with the default settings. Click the "Continue" button to complete the printer installation. Image Removed Be sure to check the "Duplex Printing Unit"

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Your printer should be ready to use. If you have difficulties after following this wiki, please contact help@cis.rit.edu for assistance.