Faculty and Staff Printing

Swarthmore has a contract with Canon for departmental printing.  For instructions on connecting to a Canon printer, please use the instructions on this webpage:

Instructions for Canon printers

Below are instructions for all other departmental printers (non-Canon).

Connecting to a Printer from Windows

  1. Click your Start button
  2. Select Run (Windows XP and Vista) or Search (Windows 7).  In Windows 8, select Search from the Charms Bar.
  3. Type \\swat-print and press Enter. If prompted for credentials, enter GARNET\username in the username field, and your password.
  4. Find the printer you're looking for
    • For ease of use, the printer naming convention is "department-building and room number", example "its-beardsley110"
    • If you do not know, or cannot determine, the name of the printer, please contact the Help Desk for assistance.
  5. Double-click on the printer (it will install automatically)

Connecting to a Printer from a Mac (10.6 and 10.7)

  1. Open System Preferences, select Print & Fax, and click the lock in the lower left corner to make changes.
  2. Select the + (plus sign) to add a printer
  3. Click the IP tab
  4. For Protocol, choose Line Printer Daemon - LPD
  5. In the Address field, type swat-print
  6. In the Queue field, enter the name of your printer.
    • For ease of use, the printer naming convention is "department-building and room number", example "its-beardsley110"
    • If you do not know, or cannot determine, the name of the printer, please contact the Help Desk for assistance.
  7. Under Name, enter the name of your printer.
  8. Under Print Using, choose Select Printer Software.
  9. Select the driver for your specific printer model and click Ok.
  10. Click Add. After you click Add, the Printer list window will reappear with the selected printer added to the list of printers.

 Connecting to a Printer from a Mac (10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks)

  1. Open System Preferences, select Print & Scan, and click the lock in the lower left corner to make changes.
  2. Select the + (plus sign) to add a printer
  3. Click the IP tab
  4. In the Address field, type swat-print
  5. For Protocol, choose Line Printer Daemon - LPD
  6. In the Queue field, enter the name of your printer.
    • For ease of use, the printer naming convention is "department-building and room number", example "its-beardsley110"
    • If you do not know, or cannot determine, the name of the printer, please contact the Help Desk for assistance.
  7. Under Name, enter the name of your printer.
  8. Under Use, select the option for Select Printer Software..., and browse to your printer model.
  9. Click Add. After you click Add, the Printer list window will reappear with the selected printer added to the list of printers.