Labs & Printing

Why does Harvard charge for laser printing?

The annual cost for running printing over the HUIT Network (e.g., paper and toner costs) usually runs a few hundred thousand dollars. Printing fees help defray this cost, but also serve a conservational function as well.

At colleges with free printing, there is a higher level of draft or "junk" printing; this leads to a higher consumption of paper and thus waste. Perhaps owing to the printing fees charged here, Harvard has a lower level of paper thrown away and/or recycled.

Additionally, our standard per-page fees for both color and black & white printing are much

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I want to print from my personal Windows XP computer to my House laser printer. How do I set this up?

  • In your web browser, visit the List of printer locations to determine which of the two print servers hosts the printers you want to print to.
  • Go to the Windows Start Menu, and click Run.
  • In the Run box, type the name of the print server for your printer that you determined in step 1 above, preceded by two backslashes (\\) and followed by .ad.fas.harvard.edu,and click OK. For example to connect to the print server FAS-PRINT-1 
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I want to print from my personal Windows Vista computer to my House laser printer. How do I set this up?

Note: Other methods of installing a printer with Windows Vista similar to those for Windows XP and Windows 7 exist, but have been repeatedly found to be unreliable in the Harvard PaperCut environment. The instructions below, while somewhat cumbersome, will guarantee your successful installation of a Harvard printer.

  1. In your web browser, visit the List of printer locations to determine which of the two print servers hosts
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How do I obtain my IP address to set up my printer?

The Internet Protocol (IP) Address is a numerical label assigned to any device participating in a computer network using the Internet Protocol for communication. An IP address serves two principal functions:  host or network interface identification and location addressing

The following instructions will walk you through obtaining the IP for either your wired or wireless network adapter.

Windows Vista/7

  1. Start Button > Type "cmd" in search field
  2. Select cmd.exe > Type "ipconfig /all"
  3. Find the “Ipv4” listed under
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How do I obtain my MAC address to set up my printer?

The Media Access Control (MAC) Address is also called the physical address of a network adapter.

Note that, on a computer with a wired and a wireless connection (such as most laptops and notebooks), there will be one MAC Address for the wired (Ethernet) connection and another for the wireless connection.

The following instructions will walk you through obtaining the MAC Address for either your wired or wireless network adapter. Your MAC address is unique to your computer and will always be in the following format, which may contain both the numbers 0 through 9 and the

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I want to print from my personal Windows XP/Vista/7 computer to a FAS printer. How do I set this up?

1. In your web browser, visit the List of printer locations to determine which of the two print servers hosts the printers you want to print to.

2. Click the Windows Start Menu.

3. In the Search box, type the name of the print server for the printer you determined in the first step above, preceded by two backslashes (\\) and followed by .fas.harvard.eduand press the Enter key. For example, to connect to the print server HUIT-PPC-Print1.fas.harvard.edu

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I want to print from my personal Mac to a FAS printer. How do I set this up?

Note: Are you running Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite? If so, you'll need to remove and re-add all previously added printers prior to your upgrade to Yosemite using the instructions below.

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10.10 - Please follow the below instructions to remove CUPS sandboxing before deleting the printers:
http://www.papercut.com/kb/Main/MacOS1010YosemiteKnownIssues

Run the following two commands through the terminal:

NOTE: DO NOT RUN THIS ON A MACHINE RUNNING MAC OS 10.9 OR

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How do I set up a printing account?

All HUIT printers in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) are available for network printing from any House-wired network. Harvard charges users for printing to its network printers. The charges are collected using a software system called PaperCut. Before you print, you should log into PaperCut using your FAS account credentials and add funds to your print budget.

Cost

Color capabilitySimplex (printing on one side)
Duplex (printing on both sides)

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