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Printers & Copiers

Printers & Copiers

Northwest provides networked printers and copiers in all relevant campus buildings, including at residence hall front desks.


Overview | Networked Printers | Campus Xerox Copiers | Personal Printers | Help

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  • Personal printers are allowed but not necessary at Northwest.
    • The vast majority of assignments and exams are submitted electronically and thus, are paperless
  • University networked printers are available most everywhere on campus such as the front desks of each residence hall and in public spaces like B.D. Owens Library and the Station.
    • Printing to a University networked printer does not require payment at time of printing.  In short, there are no up-front costs associated with printing.
    • Users who print to a campus networked printer are auto-billed by their login credentials for the size of their print job.
      • Black and white printing is 10 cents per page.
      • You will typically see your specific printing charges appear on your Unviersity bill within 10 business days of printing or by the end of each month.
  • Personal printers are allowed only on the Northwest wired network.

Connecting your residence hall networked printer with your University provided laptop computer is simple and won't take up much of your time.  Printing to a campus printer is currently 10 cents per black-and-white page and will be auto-billed to your individual university account.

To install your residence hall printer to your campus-issued laptop computer, follow these steps:

  • Turn on your laptop computer and login with your Northwest network username and password.
  • Click Start.
  • In the Windows Search box, enter \\PERI and press Enter.  
    • Other print servers are available to faculty and staff (NOID & PHIL).
  • In the window that will come up, double-click on the icon for the printer to be installed.
  • Once the printer has been installed, a print queue window will open. Once that window has opened, you can close it and all previous windows that were opened to install the printer.

The printer will now be installed on your computer in the Devices and Printers folder, which you can access by clicking on Devices and Printers on the Start menu.

Installing a Network Xerox for Copying & Printing - Faculty & Staff Only

Windows Bearcat Green Logo Windows Instructions:

  • Login to your computer with your Northwest network username and password.
  • Click Start.
  • In the Windows Search box, type \\Phil and press Enter.  (Use the backslash ( \ ) above the Enter key.
  • In the window that appears, double-click on the icon for the Xerox to be installed.
  • Xerox machines are named by building code and room number followed by cop (B/W only) or copc (color).

Phil

  • Installation will take a few minutes.
  • Once the copier has been installed, a print queue window will open.

Print Queue 

  • To make this copier/printer your default, click Printer at top of print queue window and then click Set as default printer.
    • To further customize the default, click Printer and then click Printing Preferences.
  • To acces the print queue window, click Start and then click Devices and Printers.  Then, double-click the printer icon.
  • Every print job sent to this Xerox, will display an Accounting window. 

Accounting Window

  • Type your department's 5-digit account "Org" into the User ID box.  Leave the other boxes blank.
    • On subsequent print jobs, the User ID will default to the most recent "Org" code used on a print job.

Green Apple LogoMAC Instructions:

Download the driver for the Xerox model  you want to add by going to the following Xerox web page.  The model for the Xerox can be found on the front of the machine and it will either be a Workcentre 5335/5330, 5845/5855, 7220/7225. 

Note:  Not all 5330/5335 or 7220 /7225 Xerox models work successfully with MACs. If you need assistance with your MAC and the Xerox printer, please call the Information Technology (IT) Help Desk at 660.562.1634.

Adding a Xerox is very similar to adding a networked printer on campus.  Follow these instructions to successfully add the Xerox machine: 

  • Go to System Preferences.
  • Click on Printers & Scanners.
  • Click the + and select Add Printer.
  • Click Advanced.
    • If you don’t see Advanced right-click/two-finger click the tool bar and select customize toolbar from the drop down menu.  Next, drag the Advanced icon to the toolbar.
  • Key in or select the following information:
    • Type:  Windows printer via spools
    • URL: phil.nwmissouri.edu:9100/Printer Name
    • Name: Printer Name
    • Use: Select Software – type the model number in the search box

Xerox MAC

  • Click Add.
    • All Xerox machines have the following:
      • Paper Trays:  5
      • Feeder: Installed
      • Finisher: Integrated Office Finisher
         

Setting Up Xerox Accounting on Your MAC:

  • Open Microsoft Word.
  • Click File.
  • Click Print.
  • Select the Xerox machine you just added.
  • Click Copies and Pages.
  • In the drop-down menu select Xerox Features.
  • Click Paper/Output.
  • In the drop-down menu select Advanced.
  • Click the Accounting button.
    • Accounting System: Xerox Standard Accounting
    • Accounting Prompt: Always Prompt
  • Click OK.
  • Click Presets.
  • Select Save Current Settings as Preset.
  • Name the preset Xerox or Xerox Accounting.
  • Preset Available For:
    • If you use more than one Xerox machine select: All printers.
      • If this is your only Xerox select Only this printer.
    • When you print to the Xerox make sure the Preset is set to Xerox.
  • When prompted, enter your print code under User ID.

 Xerox Accounting

The Northwest Technology Service Center does not support or repair personal printers and wireless printers are not allowed to connected to Northwest WiFi. Please use your personal printer on the wired network only and disable wireless entirely if that is an option.

  • If you need to print and cannot install your personally-purchased printer, please connect to a Northwest networked printer for your printing needs. Installing a Northwest networked printer is easy and fast.

Basic PC Set-up Example 

  • Printer set-up instructions may vary depending on operating system and model of printer.
  • Follow the printer set-up instructions provided with your personal printer.

Connect the printer to your computer following the manufacturer's instructions. Microsoft
Windows will attempt to automatically install the printer. If Windows can't automatically
install it, or if you've previously removed the printer and want to add it again, please follow
these directions:

  • Go to the Control Panel
  • Go to Devices and Printers
  • Click the Add a printer option in the printing wizard
  • Select Add a local printer
  • On the Choose a printer port page, select Use an existing port
  • Choose the recommended printer port. Example: LPT1: (Printer Port)
  • Click Next
  • On the Install the printer driver page, select the printer manufacturer and model
  • Click Next and proceed as directed.

If your printer is not listed but you have the manufacturer's installation CD or download details, refer to the manufacturer's instructions. You can also typically download the driver from you printer manufacturer’s web site.


Green Apple IconConnecting Your Mac to a Northwest Networked Printer

FIRST STEP - Make sure to download the Appropriate Driver

  • You will need to download the appropriate print driver if you want to connect to a campus printer
    • For purposes of these instructions, you will need to install a Northwest networked printer and not a personally-purchased one.
    • If you are installing a different printer (such as a Lexmark T640, T650 or a Xerox Copier) you will have to download that specific driver from the manufacturer’s website.
  • Go to http://support.lexmark.com
  • Enter your printer type in the For support select or enter your product in the textbox. Example: Lexmark T650
  • Click Go.
  • Click the link provided for your printer, which usually appears beneath a picture of the printer in question, and a window specific to your printer type will open.
  • Click the Downloads tab.
  • Select an Operating System by clicking on the black arrow and choosing Macintosh in the dropdown menu.
  • Next, select your Macintosh version in the Please Select Version drop-down menu. ExampleMac OS X 10.8 or Mac OS X 10.x.x. (this example may not be your version, so be sure you have your correct version)
  • Do not use just any version! Use your specific version (like 10.7 or 10.6)
    • If you don’t know the version you have click the Apple icon in the very upper top left corner of your screen on your computer (NOT in the browser window) and then click about this mac and you will see the version you are using.
  • Next, click the middle filter button on the right and you should see your particular version of MAC OS.
  • Once your have selected your particular version, click the link for the printer driver that deals with your version.
  • Click the link for your recommended driver. ExamplePrinter Driver for 10.6.8 and later Mac OS  (this example may not be your version, so be sure you have your correct version)
  • A pop-up window will appear, scroll down and click Download.

SECOND STEP - Install the Driver

  • Once the download finishes, close your browser and click the Downloads icon.
  • Open the downloaded .dmg file.
  • Double click the .mpkg file and follow the on screen instructions to install the driver.

THIRD STEP - Install the Printer

  • Open System preferences and choose the Print & Scan menu
    • Make sure the lock is unlocked at the bottom left corner of the window
    • If it is locked, click the lock and type in the administrator password to unlock it.
  • Click the “+” button on the left and if prompted select add other printer or scanner.
  • At the top of the screen control click the defaulticon and select customize toolbar…
  • Click and drag the advancedicon above to the toolbar and click Done.
  • Click advanced.
    • You may have to wait a minute for it to load
  • Under the type dropdown menu choose Windowsprinter via spools
    • Ignore the Device dropdown menu.
  • Click in the URL (Address) textbox.
  • To connect to the Peri print server type: smb://peri.nwmissouri.edu:9100/printer name
  • Example: smb://peri.nwmissouri.edu:9100/64_CHHallP
    • 64_CHHallP is a printer located in Colden Hall.  Be sure to add the correct printer from Peri that you want to actually print to and not just add the example provided.
  • To connect to the Noid print server (faculty/staff only) type: smb://noid.nwmissouri.edu:9100/printer name
    • Examplesmb://noid.nwmissouri.edu:9100/FA101C
      • FA101C is a printer located in Fine Arts.  Be sure to add the correct printer from Noid that you want to actually print to and not just add the example provided.
  • In the driver selection menu, select Printer Software.
  • Search list for the Lexmark printer you need and then add the appropriate printer.

Installation should now be complete and the printer should be available for your use.  If not, retry the steps to make sure you didn't overlook a step or download the wrong driver.

Any Questions?

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  • See our technology how-to-guides
    • OR
  • Contact the Northwest Technology Service Call Center for any questions about your Northwest-issued laptop.

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