Information Technology

Print to a Butler Printer from a Butler Owned Computer

Butler University provides printing for all students, faculty, and staff. BUprint is Butler's central print server for network printing. 

Below are instructions on how to add network printers to Butler owned computers. IT recommends deleting all existing network print queues from your computer before following the steps below. This ensures you will have the proper drivers and settings for your printers.

Adding Printers to a Butler Windows Computer

  1. Go to the Start menu (Windows 7)
  2. Go to Control Panel > Devices & Printers
  3. Select each network printer listed, right-click, and select Remove device
  4. Go to the Start menu (Windows 7).
  5. Type \\buprint into the search bar in the start menu and press the Enter key.
  6. You may be required to enter your username and password. Your username is your username with "@butler.edu" at the end (ex. user@butler.edu). Your password is your Butler password.
  7. In the window that appears, double-click on the printer(s) you wish to install. Printers are named according to the building and room in which they are located (except for the "Sharp_FollowMe" print queue). Find the locations and queue names for printers here.
  8. On Windows 7 you may be warned about installing a driver. Install the driver.
  9. Once you add a printer, you will not have to re-add it again (unless you manually remove it from your printer list)

Adding Printers to a Butler Mac Using Self-Service

  1. Connect to the Butler network via wireless or wired and ensure you are able to access the Internet
  2. Go to System Preferences > Print & Fax (or Print & Scan)
  3. Select each network printer listed and click the minus sign (-) to remove them
  4. Click the Self-Service icon in the dock
  5. Log in with your Butler username/password, or click Log in anonymously
  6. If a Papercut Client installation package is listed under "Featured", click Install. Do not proceed until the PaperCut installation is complete. (If you do not see the PaperCut installer, it is already on your computer).
  7. From the categories on the right, click Printing
  8. Find the print queue(s) you would like to add to your computer (the list includes all printers in the building where you are currently located as well as the "Sharp_FollowMe" print queue).
  9. Click Install next to the queue for each printer you would like to add
  10. Once you've added your printers, log out and log back in to launch PaperCut. Always leave PaperCut running or you may not be able to print!
  11. Print a test document

Manually Adding Printers to a Butler Mac

  1. Connect to the Butler network via wireless or wired connection and ensure you are able to access the Internet
  2. Install the Papercut Client if you have not already done so. Always leave PaperCut running or you may not be able to print!
  3. Open System Preferences and then open Print & Fax (or Print & Scan)
  4. Click the Add (+) button to add a new printer
  5. Click the IP button on the toolbar at the top of the window
  6. Choose "Line Printer Daemon - LPD" from the Protocol menu
  7. Type BUprint in the Address field
  8. Enter the name of the printer or print queue you want to add in the Queue field. Examples: AU_Starbucks or Sharp_FollowMe
  9. In the Name field, enter an informative printer name. We suggest using the printer name.
  10. Leave the Location field blank
  11. In the Print Using field Choose "Generic PostScript Printer" for HP printers. For Sharp printers, you will select "Select Printer Software..." and select the Sharp printer based on the model of Sharp you want installed, which the model number is located on the front of the Sharp. Example: MX-3110N
  12. If an "Installable Options" window pops up, check Duplex Printing Unit then click Continue
  13. Close the Print and Fax window and print a test document
  14. If you are asked for your username and password, type in your Butler username (you must use BUTLER\username for your username) and your Butler password.