how to set up a network color printer (newbie)

Mike Brodbelt m.brodbelt at
Wed Dec 22 13:16:52 GMT 1999

Charles Lewis wrote:
> Just bought a network color laser (HP 4500N) and trying to figure out how to
> share it with all administrative users. Where should I start looking for
> info.

I have a HP 4500DN here, and I share it with samba quite happily. Samba
provides the actual share, and the printing on the UNIX side is handled
by LPRng. Here are the relevant sections from my config files:-


  :cm=Colour LaserJet 4500DN in Room G7:\


        comment = Colour LaserJet 4500
        path = /var/spool/smb_print
        min print space = 10000
        print ok = Yes
        print command = lpr -r -b -P%p %s
        printer driver = HP C LaserJet 4500-HP



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