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Information about any 2D printer accessible within the Noisebridge network should be listed here. If you're adding a new printer, a good suggestion would be to post user/password information physically onto the printer and to email our rack list.

If you need to connect to a printer try searching for printers within your OS's printer config doodad. Currently they should automagically show up, if not see what tossing around the IP address of a printer can do for you.


[edit] Current printers

Currently (May 2013) there is one known-good 2D printer in the space.

[edit] Brother HL-2070N

Small laser printer located next to the electronics bench.

  • IP:
  • Ubuntu drivers: sudo apt-get install brother-cups-wrapper-laser brother-lpr-drivers-laser
  • Mac and Windows drivers: [1]

Configured using BRAdmin Pro

Printer configuration password is "noisebridge"

Toner ordered 06/17/2013 hicksu Toner replaced 06/20/2013 hicksu Toner replaced 10/09/2013 hicksu

[edit] Old printers

These printers may or may not still be in the space and/or currently operational. Please edit this page if you find out!

[edit] HP LaserJet 5Si MX (treechopper)

  • IP:

Speaks the usual JetDirect stuff on port 9000. Supports PCL and Postscript. See the Network page for the current address.

LaserJet 5Si Service Manual

[edit] Step-by-step setup

Find your computer's list of printers. Add a new printer. Choose to add it under IPP protocol rather than a direct USB connection. The IP address (as of June 5) is .

[edit] For Mac (OS X 10.4+)

Esqg 20:32, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

  • System Preferences
  • Print & Fax
    • Printing
  • Use the "plus" sign below the list of printers to add a printer.
  • New window comes up: "Printer Browser." Click "IP" tab, not "Default".
    • Under "Protocol" dropdown, select IPP.
    • Enter IP address below it: . Computer will validate it, and should identify it as HP Laserjet 5Si. The default printing (Gimp) works for me, but as mentioned the PCL and Postscript options are available.
    • Click "add", close extra window.
  • Back in "Print&Fax", at "Selected Printer in Print Dialog" pick this printer. Or, when you go to print something, choose as your printer among your options.

[edit] OKI C5200

There is a printer here, and that is what it says. It is on the workbench facing the South Wall and apparently lives at

[edit] HP LaserJet 3390

  • Next to Pole 8
  • Doubles as a scanner/copier/fax.

[edit] Panasonic Ribbon

IJSS panasonic ribbon

[edit] HP Color LaserJet 2840

The chip in the imaging drum of this printer tells it not to allow you to print from it anymore. The chip can be pried off of the imaging drum and replaced with a chip that has been pried off a spent HP toner cartridge.

[edit] Brother MFC-J435w

Johnny was Excellent and donated + set up this printer. Now it makes pictures! and letters!

[edit] Canon Pixma iP4200

This lives next door to Quagga. There is a nburl written on it of how to install it under Ubuntu (though it should already be installed).

[edit] US Cutter MH-1351 MK2

Vinyl cutter driven by Windows 7. Does not make vinyl records :( For Linux use InkCut (Inkscape Plugin) see

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