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You will need to be logged in as a member of the Administrators group.

Adding Print Services (Windows Vista only)
  1. Choose Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Double-click Programs and Features.
  3. Select Turn Windows features on or off from the menu on the left.
  4. In the Windows Features window that appears, click on the + sign in front of Print Services and check the box for LPD Print Service and LPR Port Monitor. Click the OK button.

Adding a Printer
  1. Choose Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Double-click Printers.
  3. Click on Add a printer in the menu bar.
  4. Click on Add a local printer.
  5. Select Create a new port. Select Standard TCP/IP port from the drop-down menu and click Next.
  6. Go to the list of Printer Locations (this will open in a new window). Select a Location from the drop-down menu and then a Name. Note the Host and Driver, and Queue information that now appears.
  7. Fill in the Host information from the previous screen for the Hostname or IP address field. The Port name field will automatically complete. De-select the checkbox for the Query the printer and automatically select the driver to use option and click Next.
  8. Windows will now detect the remote host, this could take several minutes
  9. You will now be prompted to configure the TCP/IP port
    Select Custom and click Settings... to open the configuation dialog.
  10. Select LPR as the Protocol and provide the Queue Name from step 6; check the LPR Byte Counting Enabled option, and make sure that SNMP Status Enabled is unchecked. Click OK
  11. Pull the latest printer drivers from Microsoft by first selecting the Windows Update button before selecting a printer model.
  12. First select the HP under Manufacturer then select the driver appropriate for the model of printer being installed. Refer to the information obtained in step 6 for the proper driver, using the value from Win 95/98/2000/XP driverAfter selecting the driver from the list, click Next
  13. Enter a printer name that you would like to use and click Next.
  14. Click Finish to complete this part of the setup.

Printing Your File

Once you have configured a printer you must still choose it as your file's destination when printing. Any files you print will be sent to the printer you choose under an application's Print Setup, which is normally found under the File drop down menu.

  1. Open the file that you plan to print.
  2. Select Print... from the File menu.
  3. Pick the printer you wish to print to from the drop down printer name menu.
  4. You may select additional options such as double-sided printing by clicking on Properties.
  5. Once the print dialog box disappears, you may go to the NINJa printer station and pick up your document.

If You Have a Local Printer...

If you also have a local printer connected to your PC, you may switch between the local printer and the NINJa printer at any time simply by changing the printer setting under the application's Print Setup dialog usually found under the File drop down menu.