Printer installation

Printer installation

Installing a smart printer is like installing a network printer and you can use it like any other printer you own.

The installation is a common task that is depending on your operating system.

Notice about printer driver: In most cases you can use any generic postscript print driver. A Generic/Text Only printer driver may be used if the smart printer impementation require. Most of them are already preinstalled in your system. If you don’t have one you can download the Adobe® generic postscript driver for Microsoft Windows® operating systems or a postscript printer driver for linux operating systems. XPS Passthrough printer driver can be found here for xps output implementations.

For Windows® operation systems. Microsoft kb page

First, make sure IPP client is turned on:

Go into the Control Panel -> Programs, select “Turn Windows features on or off”

In the features dialog, scroll down to “Print and Document Services”. Check “Internet Printing Client”

1.In printer manager, click Add a printer, then Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer
2.Skip detection, go Next
3.The next dialog, “Type a printer hostname or IP address”, in the middle box, where it says Hostname or IP address, use the appropriate smart printer address
(e.g. http://smart-printers.net/dropbox.printer).
4.Click Next, if you get an error, something is wrong, use the Back arrow (top-left) and change the URL, until Windows does not indicate it was not able to connect.

Continue with the remaining prompts (your account’s username and password may required), and it should all work.

 

For Mac OS® X and other UNIX® operating systems like Linux using CUPS

CUPS is the standards-based, open source printing system developed by Apple Inc. for Mac OS® X and other UNIX® operating systems like Linux.
The only needed is a web browser and Linux ppd file. Perhaps is needed to verify on your operative system the cups package installed.

1.- Open your web browser and go to http://localhost:631/

2.- Press on Administration tap and click on Add Printer. If you’re asked for user and password, type name of user and password of your operative system.

3.- Select Internet Printing Protocol (http).

4.- On connection tab fill tour smart printer address (e.g. http://smart-printers.net/dropbox.printer).

5.- At this point you will be asked for Name, Description and Location of your printer. Fill in as you like and press continue.

6.- Select PPD File and browse to the folder on your computer where the PPD File is.

7.- Once you selected it, press Add Printer.

8.- Now is possible to set default options or Query Printer for Default Options.

Continue with the remaining prompts (your account’s username and password may required), and it should all work.