PrintPress Policy & Recommended Printers
To ensure performance expectations and centralized management of networked work group printers, Information Technology will support the following printers on the central print server, PrintPress. Work group printers are typically intended to provide service to five or more users connected to a printer. IT Computer Support Specialists will work with you to get the printer added to the server, configure departmental computers to print to the shared work group printer, and help troubleshoot any printing errors.
Current models that are supported on PrintPress
|Black & White||Color||Multi-function||Tabloid|
|Low capacity||Dell 2350dn||Dell 2150cnd
|Dell 1355 cnw
|Midrange capacity||Dell 5230dn
|Dell 2155||HP CP5225|
|High capacity||Dell 5350dn||Dell 5130cdn
|Dell C3765dnf||HP CP5525|
Models that continue to be supported on PrintPress
|Black & White||Color||Multi-function|
|Low capacity||Dell 2330dn
|Midrange capacity||HP P4015dn|
|High capacity||HP P4515n||Dell 5150cdn|
If you purchase a printer that is not included in this list, it will not be added to the PrintPress. Instead, IT Computer Support Specialists will configure your computer to print directly to the printer. Special use devices, such as large plotters, will be evaluated on a case by case basis. IT will work with the department to obtain the appropriate software for the device and to test functionality.
Printers that have been added to PrintPress prior to Feb. 1, 2011, are grandfathered. Printers may be removed from PrintPress
- when they need to be replaced
- when software support for them is no longer available from the vendor
- when the printers are too old to be compatible with newer operating systems and software
- when the printer has not printed a page in the last 180 days
IT recommends that departments plan on replacing their aging printers before June 2013, which is the next time that IT will upgrade the print server. Print server upgrades may impact the functionality of older printers and personal desktop printers, and IT cannot guarantee that those devices will function after a print server is upgraded. In the event of a server upgrade, IT will migrate printing devices that are less than five years old.
Please contact IT Computer Sales at 766-2875 or email email@example.com for current pricing on the recommended printers. Dell offers trade-ins on old Dell and HP printers when new Dell printers are purchased.
Konica Minolta copier/printers are supported by UW’s Copier Services and the Konica Minolta technical support teams. Copier Services may be reached by calling 766-5546, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. IT staff and UW department contacts who have been trained by Copier Services are able to install the software that allows print jobs to be sent to the copiers. Konica copiers will not be available for use through PrintPress.