Printing for Staff

iPrint is UCD's web-enabled staff printing system.

Please note: Student printing & scanning services are provided by UCD Copi Print.

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iPrint is UCD's web-enabled printing system.

Note:  iPrint does not need the UCD ‘Novell’ client.

Step 1: Choose a printer.

UCD IT Services recommends any of the Hewlett Packard range of LaserJet printers. However, some of the lower specification models are unsuitable for use on the University’s network. For example:

  • HP LaserJet 1300
  • HP LaserJet 1022
  • HP Colour LaserJet 2600n
  • OKI c8600
  • HP Officejet Pro K5400n

Step 2: Make sure the printer you choose is compatible with your computer’s operating system.

To do so, check your computer’s operating system and then ask the printer vendor. If wish to connect the printer to the UCD network, make sure it has a network card.

Step 3: Follow the instructions in the How to register a new printer on the UCD network menu.

More information and guidance on the purchase of Colour Laser printers can be found at

To print on any one of the 600 ‘networked’ printers on the UCD network, follow the instructions below.

Note: A networked printer is one that can be accessed by anyone on the network, i.e. it is not exclusive to you. A printer that can only be used by you (because it is physically connected to your computer) is called a local printer.


Step 1: Identify the operating system of your computer. This will be either:

  • Micrososft Windows. Skip to Step 2.
  • Apple Mac OS X. Skip to Step 3.
  • Linux. Skip to Step 4.


Step 2: If your computer uses Microsoft Windows, select the printer that is nearest to you from the following list (ask someone in your School or College for its name):

Printer list


Note: Access to some printers may be restricted.

Note: You must have iPrint installed for this to work. A link to install the iPrint client is provided on each printer list page.


Step 3:

If your computer uses Apple Mac OS X, please email for instructions & guidance.


Step 4:

If your computer uses Linux, you should be able to print using ‘direct IP’ to most networked printers in the same building as your computer.

Note: Helpful hints on how to set up printers can be found at The site provides a CUPS Quickstart page (helpful when connecting to printers using direct IP), a database of printers outlining which printers should be compatible with Linux, driver downloads, etc.


If you have any questions or are experiencing problems with the above steps, please contact the UCD IT Services Helpdesk.

Whenever you buy a new printer, you must register it for use on the wired network with IT Services. To do this:

Step 1: Get The wired ethernet address of your printer.

An ethernet address is a 12 digit code, e.g. 00:08:4a:f9:d5:30


               To find the Ethernet Address for a printer:

  • Print a ‘configuration’ page from your printer. Instructions on how to do this should be included in the printer's documentation or on the manufacturer's website.
  • The printer’s ethernet address will be printed on the configuration page.

Step 2: Register your printer

Step 3: When the printer is registered, follow the instructions in the How to print on the UCD network menu.


It is important to note, that the wireless functionality on printers cannot be registered for use on the UCD network.