Printer setup at NBB

In the Niels Bohr Building (in the CMT tower) we have two options of printing, either 1) we use the local network and connect directly to the printer or 2) we use KU's service which is a convenient solution that allows you to upload files to the webpage and then print from any of the (many) webprint printers (for example at NBB, HCØ and KUA) at the swipe of your ID card. Below we describe both methods.

The Web-Print Method

  1. Open in the browser of your choice and log in with your KU login
  2. Click on Webprint in the left menu
  3. Click on Submit Job and choose your favourite printing-preferences (A4 Greyscale-Duplex) is usually the best choice
  4. Click on Print Options and Account Selection
  5. Enter how many copies you would like and click on Upload Documents 
  6. Upload Documents, either by dragging and dropping or by clicking on the button and selecting the documents in the drop-down-window
  7. Click on Upload & Complete
  8. Find your closest web-printer and scan your KU-ID in the card-scanner. Select Release Job(s)

This can be done from any network at any time, but the release has to occur at one of KU's web-printers.

The Wi-Fi Method


Go to System Preferences →  Printers & Scanners. Select the + symbol, which will open a new window. Select the middle tab and enter/select the following:

Protocol: Internet Printing Protocol - IPP
Queue: printers/printer_name
Name (optional): E.g. , or "NBB 2. Floor, H-tower, right"
Location (optional): At CMT
Use: Generic PostScript Printer

where printer_name is either nbb-2h-mfp or nbb-2h-mfp-r (the -r used to mean "the one on the right", but now someone swapped the printers so whatever 🤷).


You can normally configure printers using a tool like system-config-printer. The URL of the printer is then e.g. ipp://, where printer_name is either nbb-2h-mfp or nbb-2h-mfp-r.

If your machine runs a local CUPS daemon with browsing enabled, you should see all printers. Check with lpstat -p. Otherwise, you can explicitely set the server by putting the following line in ~/.cups/client.conf:


In the printer setup, choose “Add new printer” → “Network printer” → "The printer that I want isn't listed" → "Select a shared printer by name" and enter the following URL:

where printer_name is either nbb-2h-mfp or nbb-2h-mfp-r.

Then choose a driver:

  • Windows 10: HP Color LaserJet CP4025/4525 PS Class Driver
  • Windows ≤ 8: A HP 4000 Series PCL driver should normally work, but you can get a driver for the exact model from HP.