Manually configure an IU Print queue

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Most departmental printers and copiers are managed by UITS, and require you to use a specific queue. Queue paths managed by IU Print begin with \\EWA-PRNP00\XX_DeptCode, where XX is the campus code and DeptCode is the three- or four-letter department code. To get your department's queue path, contact your local UITS support person. Once you have the queue path, follow your platform's instructions below.

Public student queues

The instructions below also apply to the public student queues. Note that for the public student queues you will need to be connected to an IU campus network.

  • Black & White: \\\IU_BW
  • Color: \\\IU_Color


  1. Select the Start button.
  2. Enter \\EWA-PRNPXX\, where XX is the print server number.
  3. Press Enter.
  4. If prompted for your credentials, enter ADS\dvader, where dvader is your IU username.
  5. The list of print queues available on the server will display. Double-click the queue name to open the print queue.
  6. Once the job list window appears, print to the queue from your desired program.
If you get an access denied error, your local UITS support person may need to use a local administrator account to install the queues for you.

macOS 13.3 (Ventura)

  1. Select System Settings.
  2. In the sidebar, select Printers & Scanners.
  3. Select Add Printer, Scanner, or Fax….
  4. Select the IP icon (looks like a globe).
  5. In the "Address" field, enter, where your_username is your IU username and XX is the print server number.
  6. In the "Protocol" field, select Line Printer Daemon – LPD.
  7. In the "Queue" field, enter the queue name. You can leave all the other options as the default.
  8. Select Add.


The process for adding a printer in Linux varies by distribution. See the vendor’s documentation for specific instructions. All installations should require the same basic information:

  • Protocol: LPD/LPR
  • Print Server: EWA-PRNPXX, where XX is the print server number
  • Printer Name: The name of the print queue provided by your local UITS support person

If you are prompted to enter a device URI, you can adapt the following example:


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