Printers - General

The available public printers are listed below (the name of the printer on the network is in parentheses):

  1. High Energy Physics:

    • lp3-hep: OKI ES7120 (

  2. Condensed Matter Physics (Room 225 - hall):

    • lp3-cond: HP Laserjet 4200 (
    • lp3-color: OKI ES7470dn (
  3. Astrophysics and Space Physics (Room 232 "Skinakas" office):

    • EPSON WF-5620 Series  ( - color printer
    • Kyocera M2535 ( - black & white printer
    • HP 4250 ( - black & white printer - duplex

If the appropriate drivers are not already available by the OS of your computer, you need to download them from the corresponding pages of the manufacturers (OKI ,HP , Xerox , Kyocera )

Instructions about installing the printers on OS Linux, Windows and MacOSX are given below.

Installation Instructions for Linux O.S.

  • Open the "Printer Configuration Tool" (or the appropriate tool depending on the distribution you use) from the "Administration → Printing" and click "New Printer"

  • In the "Select Connection" select either "AppSocket / HPJetDirect, or" Internet Printing Protocol (ipp) "or" LPD / LPR Host or Printer" and insert the printer’s name (e.g. in the appropriate field

  • If the printer is not automatically recognized by the OS, select the printer from the list that appears and afterwards select the appropriate driver.  Note: for lp3-color, you will need to download a suitable PPD driver from the site of OKI and place it in the directory "/usr/share/cups/model/ " with permissions 644. Besides, you will need to download the appropriate filter, which should be copied into the "/ usr / lib / cups / filter" with 755 permissions and ownership root: root. Both these files are available in a package called "Color_Unix_Linux.tar_tcm3" from the site of OKI


Installation Instructions for MacOSX 10.8+ O.S.

  • Open System Preferences and choose Printers & Scanners

  • Press + (-plus) sign to add the printer

  • Select the icon IP from the Print & Scan window

  • Select HP Jetdirect as the communication protocol, either for HP or OKI printers. If this does not work, select LPD

  • Insert the name or IP address of your printer (e.g. )

  • if the automatic installation of the driver fails, then select the appropriate printer driver from Select Software

    • if the specific model of the printer or the relevant driver is not listed in the list of printers, select  Generic PostScript Printer . In this case, although the printer will function properly, certain specialized functionality will not be available.

  • click Add to complete the installation

Upon completion of the process, we recommend that you send a test page to the printer to verify that the process is successfully completed.


    Installation Instructions for Windows 7+ O.S.

    The basic process for adding printers on Windows 7, 8 and 10 is almost the same. Minor variations in icons may exist. Here we present the process for Windows 7:

    • Select START and then click on "Devices and Printers"

    • Then click 'Add a Printer'

    • Click on 'Add a network, wireless or Bluetooth printer'

    • Click on 'The printer that I want is not listed'

    • Select 'Add a printer using a TCP / IP address or hostname', and then click Next

    • Enter the name or address of your printer and click Next

    • Windows will attempt to recognize the printer and install the appropriate driver. If this procedure fails, it will show you a list of printers and potential drivers, from which you should choose the appropriate one for the printer you want to install. If the printer is not listed, you need to download the relevant software from the manufacturer's page and follow the proposed installation process.

    • Select 'Do not share this printer' and then Next

    • Upon completion of the process, we recommend that you send a test page to the printer to verify that the process has been completed successfully.


    University of Crete - Department of Physics  - Voutes University Campus - GR-71003 Heraklion, Greece
    phone: +30 2810 394300 - fax: +30 2810 394301