2D Paper Printer
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Donating used or broken printers
The 2009 iMac at the front desk is set up as a print server using Mac OS's built-in Print Server (AirPrint: How to Wirelessly Print From Your Smartphone or Tablet). Right now it's just AirPrint. Google Print or whatever should also be installed. Perhaps you, good Sir, Madam, or Xir, could install, configure, and document that fact here!
The Printers listed below should show as available on the Noisebridge Network.
If not, try installing Bonjour/ZeroConf on Windows/Linux, or simply print your file from the iMac by downloading from a Cloud service or transferring using File Sharing locally (SMB or AFS), or check the iMac & make sure the printers are on.
Black and white printers
Small laser printer located next to the electronics bench. It eats toner and trees. It prints double sided. If you print text of greater than 1 page, *use the double sided option*. The you need half the number of pages! If you use it please consider throwing some money into the donate bin.
- Drivers: Brother HL-5470DW
- Remanufactured Toner @ Monoprice ~$20, "Brother TN720/TN750"
- How to Replace Toner
- drum unit, DR720 @ Monoprice Drum units last years even with copious printing—replacing this part should be a last resort.
Paper: Please get some paper.
Linux Drivers Get both the lpr and cupswrapper, and the printer should show up with it's model. If you're running a Ubuntu, for drivers try sudo apt-get install brother-cups-wrapper-laser brother-lpr-drivers-laser, but likely you will need the specific drivers from the link above as the 5470DW isn't included as of this note.
Perfect support on Linux In Gnome Printer settings, type in the printer's IP address (10.20.0.145 as of this revision) and select JetDirect Printer and select the "Brother HL 5370DW/Postscript" driver.
Desktop inkjet printers
Status: Working as of 2019-05-02.
This all-in-one color inkjet printer is near the lactation room and consumes Epson 252 or 252XL cartridges.
Status: Not working as of 2019-08-12.
Consumes Epson 220 or 220XL cartridges. Firmware recently updated. Reporting low color ink, but not printing anything on test pages.
Large-format roll printers
These printers consume paper off of a roll of a certain width.
Page: Epson Stylus Pro 4880 Status: Not working Aug 12, 2019. It's reporting "No MNT Tank" and "Error 0002000B". May need a Firmware update (doesn't show in Mac utility). May just need Cartridge #5 replaced or refilled: Light Black.
This color inkjet printer uses an 18-inch roll of paper (i.e., prints will be 18 inches by whatever the perpendicular dimension of your print is).
Page: Epson SureColor T5270D
This color inkjet printer uses a 36-inch roll of paper (i.e., prints will be 36 inches by whatever the perpendicular dimension of your print is).