Printers

DECS provides printing services available to all members of the College of Engineering. From reports to posters, DECS facilities provide you with the capability to print a myriad of materials on various media.

What does it take to setup a printer?

DECS can set up your printer wherever you want it to be located. We support different methods of access to a printer. These methods are local connection, network card without a queue, and network card with a queue. DECS does not support Windows Printer and File Sharing.

Local Connection

  • Connected directly to a single computer
  • Uses either USB or Parallel Port Connection
  • Shortest setup time
  • Can only be used by the machine to which it is attached

Network Card Without a Queue

  • Connected to the EGR Network
  • Requires an internal network card or external print server
  • Multiple computers can use it
  • Driver must be installed on each computer manually
  • No access control

Network Card With a Queue

  • Connected to the EGR Network
  • Requires an internal network card or external print server
  • Multiple computers can use it
  • Driver is stored on the network and is installed automatically
  • Access is controlled by EGR NetID or computer name
  • Will not work with all printers

Looking to buy a new printer?

We can help you find and purchase a new printer for your desk, office, or lab. If you plan to have your printer set up as with a network queue be sure to check with us for compatibility. There are some other things that you will want to consider before purchasing a printer:

  • Pages Per Minute (PPM)
  • Dots Per Inch (DPI)
  • Laser or Inkjet technology
  • Color or Black and White
  • Network Capabilities
  • Duplexing Capabilities
  • All-in-One Functionality

For help with ordering contact the Hardware Office hardware@egr.msu.edu

What should I do if my printer is not working properly?

There are some things that you can do yourself before contacting support. First check all the connections including power and data cable. If that does not work try switching the printer off then back on. If the problem persists contact the Support Office.

Support Office Printing

The Support Office has many options for your printing needs:

  • 3D Printers (ZPrint 250, MakerBot Replicator 2 and MakerBot Replicator (fifth gen))
  • Color Laserjet Printer
  • Black and White Laserjet Printer
  • Two Large Format Printers/Plotters (prints up to 42 X 54 in)
  • Large Format Laminator (accommodates poster/plots)
  • Single page 8-1/2 x 11 in laminator
  • Poster Paper/laminate Trimmer
  • Color and B/W transparencies are available