MPS operates a number of printers internally and the School subsidises the use for research purposes.


Correct printer:
 Make sure you send your print job to the intended printer.
Collect printout:
 Always collect your printout.
Colour or not:Use colour printers only when necessary.
Duplex:Try to print duplex and/or multiple pages per sheet where possible.
Settings:Do not tamper with printer settings.
Toners:Do not tamper with toner cartidges.


  • You can check the status of your print job on the print server here.
  • You can cancel any print job, including for other users, in case a job hangs.

List of printers

Location Type Hostname IP
Pevensey 2, 4a19 (Atlas Lab) Colour
Pevensey 2, 4a26 (EPP Postgrad Room) Colour
Pevensey 2, 4a26 (EPP Postgrad Room) B&W
Pevensey 3, 4c19 (4th Floor Kitchen) Colour
Pevensey 3, 4c19 (4th Floor Kitchen) B&W
Pevensey 2, 5a42 (5th Floor Hallway) Colour
Pevensey 2, 5a42 (5th Floor Hallway) B&W


  • There should be a supply of paper in the vicinity of the printer.
  • If there is no stock of paper left nearby the printer, you can get more from the School Office.
  • If the toner has run out please contact MPS Support.


Please do not handle the toner cartridges or attempt to change them yourself. If the toner powder spills into the mechanism it could potentially write-off the printer.

How to add printers


These instructions only refer to HP printers, as this is the manufacturer that currently supplies most of our equipment. If you need to set up a printer from a different manufacturer, you must seek other instructions.

Mac OS X

  1. Ensure you have downloaded and installed the HP printer drivers from Apple, here.

  2. System Preferences... > Printers & Scanners > + > IP

    Address:Printer’s IP address (i.e. 139.184.x.x)
    Protocol:Line Printer Daemon - LPD
    Name:Printer’s hostname
  3. Follow the instructions and check that the correct options are selected, such as paper trays and duplex (all our printers print duplex).


  1. Search for HPLIP drivers in APT (Debian based systems, e.g. Ubuntu) or YUM (Red Hat based systems, e.g. CentOS) and install it.


    You can also download and install the relevant package directly from HP, here.

  2. Use the system-config-printer utility or go to http://localhost:631 to access the CUPS web GUI to add the printer.

  3. You will need the printer’s IP address and you must select the correct protocol, LPR/LPD or IPP.