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How to Print from your Laptop


If you wish to print from your laptop to the student Canon printers you can install a print driver to do this.
This method is far more reliable than emailing to printmeblack@otago.ac.nz, which often causes Load Paper errors and doesn’t allow you to change settings.
(Updated March 2021). 


PC Instructions

  • Click on the Windows icon or tap the Windows key
  • Paste this into the search box
    \\unf-rpsd-p02.registry.otago.ac.nz\UO_uniFLOW_Print
    When the dialogue box pops up, enter your University username with student\ in front of it (eg student\bonja007) and enter your university password and click the Remember my Credentials box.
  • Open the document you wish to print and under File > Print choose UO_uniFLOW_Print printer

Staff can use these printer drivers too, but instead of using student\username use registry\username

If you can’t get the driver to work you could try installing mPrint which is an old driver that we don’t normally use. 

Please note you will need to be connected to UO_Wifi or using the VPN in order to follow these instructions.

UO_Wifi: https://blogs.otago.ac.nz/studentit/using-the-internet/how-to-connect-to-wifi/
VPN Access: https://otago-pataka.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2113/kw/vpn


Mac Instructions

To print from your Mac, download this file, and follow these instructions carefully

  • Go to: http://blogs.otago.ac.nz/studentit/files/printing/smallmacdriver.pkg
  • (You may need to open this link in Firefox if it doesn’t open)

  • Right click on the link (two fingers on the trackpad) and save it to your Downloads folder.
  • You may get an error message asking you to discard the file. Click on the up arrow and choose Keep.
  • Go to the Downloads folder and right click (two fingers on the trackpad of your laptop) and choose Open (if you just clicked on it it wouldn’t allow you to open it)
  • Open a Microsoft Word Document. You should see a new printer in the print menu called UO Print printer
  • Hit the Print button
  • When prompted, enter student\yourusername followed by your University password and click the Remember this password in my keychain box

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  • If this box doesn’t appear click on the tiny refresh icon to the right of the print job.
  • This should then send your job to the printers.
  • (Another thing you may need to try is to go to System preferences > Printers and Scanners and locate the UO-Print printer
    – Click Options and Supplies
    – Go to Utility tab and open Printer Utilities

If you are on the Dunedin Campus, come see us in the Central Library with your laptop and we can do this for you.

If you can’t get the driver to work you could try installing mPrint which is an old driver that we don’t normally use.

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