Printing

Using Hood College Printers

Printing to Hood College printers is available to all students who are enrolled for the current semester. Students can print from the computer labs or by using their own personal computer.

Printing from labs

  • To print from a computer lab, log onto a computer in the lab with your Hood ID and Password. The nearest printer will automatically be installed for your login session.

Printing from your personal computer

  • Printing from a personal computer is currently supported for Windows and Mac computers only. iOS, Android and Linux printing is not currently supported. Please see the detailed instructions below for your specific computer.

If you are having a problem printing, please contact the HelpDesk either by email (helpdesk@hood.edu) or by phone at 301-696-3622.  

  1. Log into Hood’s wireless network using your student username and password.
  2. Click on the Apple icon in the upper left and choose System Preferences > Print and Scan.
  1. Click the plus sign (+) found at the bottom of the Printers dialogue box located on the left side of the window.
  2. Control-click the toolbar; then select Customize Toolbar.
  3. Drag the Advanced icon onto the bar; then click Advanced.
  4. Select the Windows printer via spoolss device type.
  5. Enter the Device URL in the format: smb://144.175.16.16/libcolor where libcolor is the name of the printer.
    • Common area printer names are: apple, apple1, aplcolor in the whitaker/apple building; canonlibrary, libcolor in the library reference area.
    • Dorm Printers are smith, memorial, meyran, coblentz, shriner, newdorm224, newdorm324, newdorm424, newdorm524.
  6. In Name, enter a friendly and informative printer name.
  7. In Use,  select Generic PCL Driver from the drop down.
  8. Click Add. Check the duplex option if you want to print double-sided.

 

 

  1. When you print, a pop-up window will appear for authentication. Enter your username in the format:  pergola.hood.edu\abc01. 

Quick steps to print from Windows 7:

  1. Connect to the Hood College wireless network (secure@hood) or the wired network (available only in student dorms and employee offices)
  2. Click the Start button icon, then click Run, then type \\neptune\ then press Enter
  3. If prompted, enter your Hood email address and password then press Enter or click OK
  4. A window will open with all the computer lab printers. The printers are named by their location.
  5. Double click on the printer you want to add to your computer. The printers are named based on their location. You can select more than one printer.
  6. Once the printer software installs, you should now have a Hood College printer available for printing

To track how much print quota you have remaining, you can install the PaperCut app. Follow the instructions at this link: https://www.hood.edu/offices-services/information-technology/printing/papercut-client-tool

Quick steps to print from Windows 10:

  1. Connect to the Hood College wireless network (secure@hood) or the wired network (available only in student dorms and employee offices)
  2. Click the Start button icon then type \\neptune\ then press Enter
  3. If prompted, enter your Hood email address and password then press Enter or click OK
  4. A window will open with all the computer lab printers. The printers are named by their location.
  5. Double click on the printer you want to add to your computer. The printers are named based on their location. You can select more than one printer.
  6. Once the printer software installs, you should now have a Hood College printer available for printing

To track how much print quota you have remaining, you can install the PaperCut app. Follow the instructions at this link: https://www.hood.edu/offices-services/information-technology/printing/papercut-client-tool