Install the Poster Printer on Windows 7

  1. Mount the poster printer samba share disk.

  2. We will now create a printer instance for "epsposter"
  3. Select "Devices and Printers" from the "Start Menu".
  4. Select "Add a printer" from the top menu bar.
  5. An "Add Printer Wizard" will popup.
  6. Select the "Add a network, wireless, or Bluetooth printer" and click "Next".
  7. Select "The printer that I want isn't listed".
  8. Select the "Select a shared printer by name" radio button.
  9. In the text field beneath the radio button enter: "http://print.pmc.ucsc.edu:631/printers/epsposter" and click "Next".

  10. A dialog box "Windows Printer Installation" will popup.
  11. Wait a moment and a second dialog box "Add Printer Wizard" will popup.
  12. Click on the "Have Disk..." button below the printers selection.
  13. A "Install From Disk" window will popup.
  14. If you are using 32 bit Windows 7, in the "Copy manufacture's files from:" field type: "\\print.pmc.ucsc.edu\posterprinter\win\drivers\win32bit" (or browse to this location using the "Browse" button).
  15. If you are using 64 bit Windows 7, in the "Copy manufacture's files from:" field type: "\\print.pmc.ucsc.edu\posterprinter\win\drivers\win64bit" (or browse to this location using the "Browse" button).
  16. Click "OK".
  17. A list of 2 printers should be presented. Select "HP Designjet T610 44in HPGL2 and click "OK".
  18. The system will take a minute to add the new printer.
  19. The dialog will state "You've successfully added epsposter...".
  20. Click "Next".
  21. The dialog will present a check button "Set as the default printer". Uncheck this box and click "Finish".