Windows Printing

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General Information

The default printer on the Linux and Windows machines in the Bowling Alley is Econprt2, the DELL 5330. To print from the Windows machines you can hit the print icon in most applications or go to File, Print and choose the Econprt2 printer.

In case the DELL printer is down the machines all have a backup printer installed that is another DELL 5330 (Econprt3)  located in the grad student lounge or HP4250 (Econprt11) located in the bacement of grad office area . To print to the backup printer you must go into the File-Print option and choose Econprt3 or Econprt11. The spare toner cartridges for the DELL and HP printers can be obtained from the main office in 213 Social Sciences.

Most offices have a default laser printer directly attached to the machine for local printing. If you are in need of being able to print to some of the network printers located in the department, please contact the Helpdesk via the Helpdesk Ticketing System and we can likely accommodate that request.

Setting up  ECONPRT2 & ECONPRT3  or ECONPRT11 on your workstation

  • Start the Add Printer Wizard
  • Click the radial button by “Local printer attached to this computer” and click “Next”
  • Click the radial button by “Create a new port“, then select “LPR Port” from the drop down box No LPR installed? ,  see below.  Click Next

To create a LPR port – In XP Go to control panel then select “Add/Remove” programs.  On the left hand side there a “Add/ Remove Windows Components” open then scroll down the list till you see Unix print services. Check that box and  click on OK (you may an xp cd).
In Vista and 7 goto the control panel click on “Programs”. Then in the window look for turn off and on windows features at the top.  Click on that and  a pop up dialog will open.  Scroll down to “Print and Document Services” expand node click the check box for NRP and LPR.  Click ok OK.  These may tap a minute for the OS to install these features.  You should now be able to crate a new LRP port.

  • For “Name or address of server providing lpd”, use:
  • For “Name of printer or print queue on that server, use either econprt2 or econprt3 or econprt11
  • Click OK
  • Choose “Have Disk“, and browse to where you have the HP printer drivers. You may need to download these drivers from HP or DELL.
  • DELL Drivers @
  • HP Drivers @
  • In the “Printer name” dialog box, enter the name of the printer (either econprt2 or econprt3), and click the radial box beside “Yes” if you wish to make this the default printer. Click Next
  • Select the radial button beside “Do not share this printer“.  Click Next
  • Printing the test page is not necessary.  Click the radial button beside “No“, click Next
  • Click Finish
  • In your “Printers” folder, right click on the printer we just installed and click “Properties
  • Click on the “Device Settings” tab.  Scroll to the bottom of the list.
  • HP only setting – Select “Tray 3.” In the drop down box, select “500-Sheet Tray
  • HP only setting – Select “Duplex Unix (for 2-Sided Printing):“.  In the drop down box, select “Installed
  • DELL only setting – Select “Tray 2.” In the drop down box, select “Standard Capacity
  • Click OK

The advanced feature tab should be used when it is necessary to send specific instructions to the copier such as duplex, 3-hole punch, etc.

A Mid-Range Program Copy Card/Duke University Departmental Copy Account card or your DukeCard ID (if it is setup for Mid-Range copying privileges) is required for printing. Printing is accomplished as follows:

- From the file menu, select print, and select the printer (ePrint-Mid-Range)

- If you need to send special finishing instructions to the printer such as duplex, staple, etc., select “settings.” Otherwise, select the number of copies, and then select “print.”

- As the job spools to the printer, a popup screen will appear (this may take a few seconds depending on the file) requesting that you enter your Duke University NetID. At this point, you have two options:

  1. If the copy card account is associated with your DukeCard, enter your NetID and then select “print”
  2. If you are using a departmental copy card, enter the 4-digit copy card # in the following format:

midrange####, then select “print”

- Your job will not print until it is released at the copier. Proceed to the copier when you are ready to release your job(s). All jobs not immediately released or deleted will remain in the print queue for 12 hours.

- To release print jobs:

  1. Select “1. Print” on the card reader
  2. Swipe your DukeCard or Copy Card when prompted
  3. This system will verify your card and briefly list your account balance – ignore this
  4. The Card Reader will display the jobs waiting to be printed. No one else can see or access you jobs.

If you sent multiple jobs, toggle through the list with the arrow key and select the job you want to print by pressing “enter” then “1 Print” to complete the print process. Repeat this step as many times as need until all jobs are printed. Delete jobs that you no longer wish to print.

Econprt2* - DELL 5330 in the Grad Lounge*

Econprt3* - DELL 5300  in the Bowling Alley*

Econprt4 – Xerox DocuPrint N4512 PS in Ecoteach

Econprt5 – HP 2100 in Ecoteach

Econprt7 – HP Color LaserJet 5500DN in Ecoteach (staff and faculty)

Econprt9 – Ricoh Aficio 161 MP inside of 213 (staff and faculty)

Econprt11* – HP 4250 DTN in 02 Graduate Student Area*

*Denotes printers that can be setup and accessed from graduate student computers


  1. Comment by Tyler Ransom:

    These instructions are outdated — I don’t see the instructions with the new Dell drivers.

  2. Comment by Edward Kung:

    An extra step may be needed if working with a fresh install of Windows 7. The problem is that the LPR Port option may not be available when using the Add Wizard option off a fresh install.

    To resolve the issue:

    - Click on Turn Windows Features On or Off
    - Under “Printer and Document Services” make sure “LPR Port Monitor” is selected.
    - Follow the rest of the instructions on this page.

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