Printing to Public Printers from your Personal Computer

Posted July 14th, 2020 at 11:01 am.

Before you start, you will need access to the following:

  • a personal laptop or desktop computer with internet access


Choosing a Printer

Note: You can install both print queues. Simply follow the instructions below twice, once for each queue.

  • Black & White ONLY: LabPrint
  • Color: LabPrintColor¹

¹Color printers aren’t available at all public locations.


Adding a Print Queue

Click the drop-down below for the Operating System that applies to you.

Windows (Click me!)
  1. Press thekey on your keyboard
  2. Click theicon
  3. Click Devices > Printers & scanners
  4. Click Add a printer or scanner
  5. Click The printer that I want isn’t listed
    it may take some time to appear
  6. Choose Select a shared printer by name
  7. Enter the queue address you want to add
  8. Click Next
  9. If prompted, click Install Driver
  10. Click Next and then Finish
  11. If you are prompted to authenticate to print, enter your Bryn Mawr username and password
MacOS (Click me!)
  1. Click on theicon in the upper-left of your desktop
  2. Select System Preferences
  3. Click Printers & Scanners
  4. Click the + in the bottom-left
  5. Select Add Printer or Scanner…
  6. Ctrl+click on the toolbar > Select Customize Toolbar…
  7. Drag the Advanced icon to add it to the toolbar > Click Done
  8. Click the Advanced icon on the toolbar
  9. Enter the following information
    • Type: Windows printer via spoolss
    • URL (enter one or the other):
    • Name: LabPrint or LabPrintColor
    • Use: Generic PCL Printer
      if this doesn’t work, try Generic PostScript
  10. Click Add
  11. If prompted, check Duplexer and click OK
  12. If prompted to authenticate…
    • …changes to system settings: enter the username and password for the computer
    • …to the printer: enter your Bryn Mawr username and password


Retrieving Your Print Job

After you’ve sent a print job to one of the above print queues simply walk up to any Canon Multifunction printer, swipe your OneCard, and release your document(s).



If you have any additional questions or problems, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

Phone: 610-526-7440
Location: Canaday Library 1st Floor

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