Printing Resources

The following printers are available for student use, either by using Student Computing pc's in the respective locations on campus, or directly from your own personal laptop:

  • HP Color Laserjet Multifunction 681
    Student Lounge area, TMEC 231c
    Name: mpme-mec231c-mfp681.med.harvard.edu
  • HP Color Laserjet Multifunction 577
    Computer Resource Center, TMEC 225
    Name: mit-mec225-mfp577.med.harvard.edu
  • HP B&W Laserjet 600
    HST (London) Society, TMEC 218
    Name: hstsoc-lj600.med.harvard.edu
  • HP B&W Laserjet 600 in Vanderbilt Hall, room 302b.
    Name: vandy302b-lj600.med.harvard.edu

Note: Black and white printers are set to duplex (double-sided) printing by default, and color printer(s) are set to single-sided by default.

Personal Laptop Printer Setup

To setup your personal laptop to print to any of these devices, follow the instructions below and use the name of the device specified in the list above (for example, mpme-mec231c-mfp681.med.harvard.edu) in the Address, IP, or Hostname fields where applicable.

  • You must be on the HMS Network to setup and print to these printers.
  • You can use ethernet (network wall jack) or HMS Private wireless.
  • You cannot print while using HMS Public wireless.
Configuring Mac OS X for Student Printing

To configure Mac OSX to print to any of the Student Computing printers:

  1. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences
  2. In Systems Preferences, click on Printers & Scanners in the second row.
  3. Click the + to add a new printer.
    1. Select Add Printer or Scanner from the pull down menu
  4. Click on the icon for IP
  5. Enter the following values:
    1. Address: enter the name of the desired printer, such as mpme-mec231c-mfp681.med.harvard.edu
    2. Protocol: select HP JetDirect Socket if available, or Line Printer Daemon - LPD
    3. Queue: leave blank
    4. Name (optional): enter the name, such as mpme-mec231c-mfp681.med.harvard.edu, or a name of your choosing
    5. Location (optional): enter desired location info, or leave blank
    6. Click Add 
    7. If prompted, check the box to enable the Duplex Printing Unit 
    8. Click OK
Configuring Windows 10 for Student Printing
  1. In the task bar search field, enter Printers & Scanners. Press Return
  2. Click Add a printer or scanner
  3. Click The printer I want isn't listed
  4. Select Add a printer using a TCP/IP address or hostname
  5. Click Next 
  6. In the Hostname field, enter the name of the desired printer, such as mpme-mec231c-mfp681.med.harvard.edu 
  7. Click Next
  8. Select the printer driver
    1. In the left column, select HP.
    2. In the right column, scroll to select either the specific model, or HP Universal Printing PCL 6.
  9. Click Next
  10. In the Printer name field, enter the name, such as mpme-mec231c-mfp681.med.harvard.edu, or a name of your choosing
  11. Click Next
  12. If prompted, select Do not share this printer
  13. Click Next
  14. Click Finish

Students may use the HP multifunction M577 in the Computer Resource Center (TMEC 225) or the HP multifunction M681 inTMEC 231c to scan documents directly to their email accounts. These devices also support scanning to USB drive if desired.

Scanning Resources

Preparing Your Document

Position the document(s) to be scanned either on the flatbed glass, or in the ADF (automatic document feeder). When using the flatbed, the document should be face-down (text side on the glass). When using the ADF, the documents should be placed with the text side facing up. There are also markings on both the flatbed and the ADF to denote document positioning.

Scanning to Email from the HP multifunction device
  1. Wake the device by tapping anywhere on the Control Panel screen, and/or tap the Home icon on the left.
  2. Once at the Home screen, tap the purple Scan to Email icon.
  3. Tap in the To field, then use the on-screen keyboard to type your eCommons username.
  4. Tap on your eCommons username to add it to the To field.
  5. Tap the blue ‘hide keyboard’ icon (lower right).
  6. (Optional) Tap the gray Options icon to change settings such as file type, resolution, orientation, etc. Default options are already set for optimal settings for most scan jobs.
  7. Verify your eCommons username is listed in the To field, and then tap the green Send icon.
  8. On the final screen, there are three options: Cancel Job, Clear, and Retain.
    1. Tap Cancel Job within a few seconds if you wish to stop the scan before it can complete.
    2. Tap Retain if you intend to immediately scan another document to the same email address with the same settings.
    3. Tap Clear to remove all of the previous selections and settings. Note, if no selection is made within a few seconds, the device will complete the Scan to Email job and then automatically clear the settings and return to the main screen.