Install the Poster Printer

  1. Mount the poster printer samba share disk.

  2. We will now create a printer instance for "epsposter"
  3. Select "Printers and Faxes" from the "Start Menu".
  4. Select "Add a printer" under the "Printer Tasks" menu in the left side bar of the "Printer and Faxes" window.
  5. An "Add Printer Wizard" will popup.
  6. Click on "Next".
  7. Select the "A network printer, or a printer attached to another computer" radio button and click "Next".
  8. Select the "Connect to a printer on the Internet or on a home or office network" radio button and click "Next".
  9. In the URL: field type: "http://print.pmc.ucsc.edu:631/printers/epsposter" and click "Next".

  10. Click on the "Have Disk..." button below the printers selection.
  11. A "Install From Disk" window will popup.
  12. If you are using 32 bit Win XP, 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).
  13. If you are using 64 bit Win XP, 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).
  14. Click "OK".
  15. A list of 2 printers should be presented. Select "HP Designjet T610 44in HPGL2 and click "OK".
  16. The system will take a minute to add the new printer.
  17. When the system queries: "Do you want to use this printer as the default printer?" select "No" and click "Next".
  18. Click "Finish".