Local and Network Printing

From LSA IT

LSA IT provides a robust printing infrastructure with support for network and locally connected printers. For network-connected printers, LSA IT partners with campus Information Technology Services (ITS) to provide a service called “MPrint.” MPrint allows LSA community members to print from their computer or mobile device to many of the supported networked printers within the College and campus.

Caution
LSA IT is in the process of transitioning to the MPrint service. Not all LSA departments have been transitioned at this time. If you have questions about printing, please contact the LSA IT Service Center, and a service representative will be glad to assist.

The MPrint Service

MPrint is an enterprise printer service with many options for managing and printing to network printers. Highlights:

  • Easy to use MPrint website to locate and install printers you have access to near you.
  • Ability to restrict access to printing through new or existing MCommunity groups that we can help configure to match your department's needs.
  • Printers can be excluded entirely at the department’s or owner's discretion if shared use is not desired. Examples: faculty office, lab, instrumentation, poster, and special media.
  • Tracking usage by UMID, as this is an authenticated service.
  • Xerox and Konica Multifunction devices can be outfitted with an MCard and MPrint Mobile App Bluetooth readers at no charge to the department. MCard/Mobile Apps readers enabled secure printing to devices, follow-me-printing, and usage tracking if desired.
  • Queue release that will prevent sensitive documents from sitting unattended.
  • Guest access cards can be made available.
  • Web-based printing from any device.
Note
It is up to each department for which of these services features are turned on or off. Please contact the LSA IT Service Center for specific printer questions.

How to Print?

Several methods are available to use depending on if your computer is managed by LSA IT, is personal, or if your computer is printing to a networked or locally connected printer.

LSA IT Managed Windows and Mac Computers

Locally Connected Printers

To connect to a printer using a local connection, i.e. USB, simply connect your computer to the printer and make sure it is turned on. Your computer should automatically configure your machine to use the printer. If you are prompted for admin credentials or encounter an error, please contact the LSA IT Service Center to ask for assistance.

Network Connected Printers

All LSA IT managed machines come pre-loaded to work with our MPrint service which include the PaperCut Client. Depending on your department, departmental shared printers are likely already installed on your machines. Available network printers can also be located and installed using the MPrint Website. See the "MPrint: Locate and Install a Printer" webpage for instructions.

Personal Computers

Locally Connected Printers

To connect to a printer using a local connection, i.e. USB, simply connect your computer to the printer and make sure it is turned on. Your computer should automatically configure your machine to use the printer.

Network Connected Printers

Available network printers can also be located and installed using the MPrint website. See the “MPrint: Locate and Install a Printer” webpage for instructions.

Linux Printing

Although the above instructions may work for your Linux machine, there are some additional considerations, including multiple ways to install LSA shared printers. Please see the special knowledge base article for Linux-specific information.

Note
If you encounter an error or have questions about what printers are available to you, please contact the LSA IT Service Center to ask for assistance.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is “Follow Me Printing” and how to do I print to the queue?
See the “Follow Me” printing webpage for more information.
What is the MPrint Mobile App and how does it work?
See the MPrint Mobile App webpage for more information.
What if I do not have an MPrint printer installed on my printer or am using someone’s else computer, can I still print?
Yes. Visit the MPrint website to upload documents from a computer or mobile device, or select documents from a variety of storage services, including Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, and mFile IFS/AFS.
Note
When you upload a document to the MPrint website, only basic driver functionality is available. Advanced finishing features such as collating, three-hole punch and stapling that are not in the top left corner of the page will not work.


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