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There are several printers available for your use, from any of our various networks.

Our high-volume printers are the wired network printers on the second and third floor. All printers are HP Laser printers.

  • The wireless and desktop network printers are set to print single-sided by default, but double-sided is available.
  • The library UCB network printer is set to print double-sided by default.

We currently use a variety of protocols to control all the network printers. These protocols allow printers to be advertised to Mac OS and Linux machines. Windows must manually add printers (depending on your version of MS Windows). 


Where Output Goes

Every system in MSRI's Chern Hall is set to print to a particular printer by default. Which printer this will be depends on the location of the system from which you are sending the print request. For instance, if you are on a Linux machine in the computer lab, the name of the printer will default to 2ndFloorHP and the output will be found in the HP LaserJet 8150 in that room. Use the table below to help you determine where to send and pick up your output.


Printer Location
Printer Name
Printer Model
near terminals
wired - MSRI network
HP M605
Connect via IP:
UCB network
HP LaserJet 4250dtn
Second Floor, north side
wired - MSRI network
HP LaserJet 9040DN
Connect via IP:
Third Floor, north side
wired - MSRI network
HP LaserJet 9040DN
Connect via IP: 

Printing from Mac OS X

To print from a Mac OS X client: First, ensure you're connected to the MSRI-Members wireless network. 
  1. Open System Preferences (from the apple menu at the top left).
  2. Select Printers and Scanners. 
  3. Click the + symbol to add a new printer, Choose from the following:
(Depending on where you would like your output to go) 

Printing a file from a Linux System

To print from a Linux system you can see which printers are available with:

lpstat -t

To print a specific file to a specific printer:

lpr -P <printer name> <file to print>

For example:

lpr -P MSRI-2ndFloorHP Important_paper.pdf 

Printing a file from a Windows System

On Windows systems, most printing occurs from within applications. The only information needed is the name of the printer (see the table above). If you have a file in a format for which there is no application available to read it, please contact a member of the computing staff for help.


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