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The following steps describe how to install CAPS printers on Linux machines for Science Staff. It has been tested on the latest version (2016) of Ubuntu, Kubuntu and Mint, but it should also work on other modern Linux distribution as well.

  1. From a terminal run the command “sudo system-config-printer” (without the quotes)
  2. Click “Add”
  3. Expand “Network Printer” and select “LPD/LPR Host or Printer”
  4. On the right hand side of the window, put “upi@sciprnp01.fos.auckland.ac.nz” as the Host name (where upi is the user’s university UPI),  and “lp” as the queue name.
  5. Click “Forward”
  6. Select “Ricoh” among the list of printers and click “Forward”
  7. Select “Aficio MP C7500” as the printer model and “Ricoh Aficio MP C7500 PXL”  as the driver, then Click “Forward”.  (The reason for selecting Aficio MP C7500 is because the driver seem to be compatible to most printers in the university)
  8. The next window asks you to specify various printer options, if you not sure how to complete this, leave the default options and click “Forward”.
  9. The last window ask you to make a name for the printer, it can be anything as long as it makes sense to you.
  10. Click “Apply”
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