Creating InfoPrint Select printers on Linux

This section describes how to configure InfoPrint Select clients to allow print job submission from Linux applications to destinations managed by an InfoPrint Manager server.

There are three methods to create InfoPrint Select printers on Linux:

  1. Add a printer using the CUPS (Common Unix Printing System) web interface:
    1. Open a web browser.
    2. To access the CUPS web interface, enter http://localhost:631 in the browser address bar.
    3. Enter CUPS administrator credentials and on the Administration tab, click Add Printer.
    4. From the Other Network Printers section, select InfoPrint Select and click Continue.
    5. Set the correct DEVICE_URI in the Connection field and click Continue, where DEVICE_URI is:


      Note: If no port is specified, the default port number is 6874.
    6. Set the Name, Description and Location values for the CUPS printer and click Continue.
    7. Select the printer manufacturer from the drop-down list and click Continue. Choose the printer model and click Add Printer.
    8. Set the default options for the printer and click Set Default Options.
  2. Add a printer using /usr/sbin/lpadmin command:
    1. Open a command terminal.
    2. Execute the following command:
      /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p <cups_printer_name> -v"<DEVICE_URI>" 
      -m <printer_model.ppd> -D <printer_description> -E


      /usr/sbin/lpadmin -p myCupsPrinter 
      -m InfoPrint-Pro_1107EX.ppd -D "InfoPrint Select" -E
  3. Add a printer using the Linux Add a Printer Wizard:
    1. Go to System→ Administration→ Printing.
    2. Click New.
    3. From the list of Devices select Network Printer → InfoPrint Select and enter the device URI information: selpms://server_hostname[:port]/destination.
      Note: If no port is specified, the default port number is 6874.
    4. Click Forward.
    5. Select a printer from the database and click Forward.
    6. Select a printer model and a driver from the Model and Drivers lists and click Forward.
    7. In the Installable Options panel click Forward.
    8. In the Describe Printer panel enter Printer Name, Description (optional), and Location (optional) and click Apply.