How to print at the Isaac Newton Institute

Modified on Mon, 19 Feb 2024 at 11:19 AM

Available Printer:

INI-PARTICIPANTS-MFD – outside room M12 on the Mezzanine floor of the Isaac Newton Institute. [Colour & Black & White]

NB. Please be mindful to print in Black & White and avoid Colour unless needed.

Please Note:

Printing may not work if you are using a VPN. The INI-PARTICIPANTS-MFD is only accessible from “inside” the Institute. As a VPN makes your device appear to be somewhere else. If your VPN client has an “allow LAN access” option, enabling it will allow you to print. Otherwise, you must temporarily disconnect the VPN before printing. You may reconnect after the job has been completed.

Windows 10/11

A locally available IP Print Queue is available and can be installed by a member of the INI – Help Desk Team upon request via: 

We have connected a direct USB Cable to allow the connection of Laptops running Windows and MacOS. It is possible to connect your laptop using the providing drop-cable and by simply pressing the MFD power button to ensure that the device is on; the device should automatically set up and add a connection to your computer.


You can use a bash script to quickly install and configure the available printer

  • Open a terminal window
  • Run this command:
curl -s | bash


If your machine uses CUPS (most do!) you may use a bash script to quickly install and configure the available printers:

  • Open a terminal window
  • Become root (or use sudo): sudo bash
  • Run one of these commands:
wget -q -O - | bash
curl -s | bash
GET | bash

If you don’t have any of wget/curl/GET installed, you should be able to download the script in your web browser by visiting the following page: 

If you saved the script as a file named “INSTALL” then you can run it using:

sudo bash INSTALL

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