Lexmark printers

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Preparing the Lexmark printer

  • Enter the IP address of the printer in an internet-enabled browser. If necessary, add the opened configuration web page of the printer to the list of trusted sites in the security settings of your browser.
  • Select the Lexmark printer configuration web page at Settings→ Embedded Solutions.

configuration website of the Lexmark printer

  • Then select Solutions→ Personal Printing Client.

configuration website of the Lexmark printer: selecting Personal Printing Client

Via the Configure menu item you can make the following settings:

Server URL Enter Personal Printing server’s address as URL.
Printer ID Here you enter the printer ID assigned in Personal Printing server (see Setting up target printers).
Default user PIN • with self-registration: must be the same as the Default user PIN in the con­sole of the Personal Printing server, e. g. 0000
• with manual setup by the admin: must be the same as the User PIN in the users’ AD configuration on the Personal Printing server
Operation mode Select one of the following modes:
Smartcard without PIN: In this mode, users authenticate only with their NFC card or token at the printer.
Smartcard with PIN: In this mode, users authenticate with their NFC card or token and their user PIN.
User ID input: In this mode, users authenticate only by entering an individual user ID at the printer.
Enable logging When this checkbox is enabled, a log file is created on the printer’s configuration web page.
Root certificate for encryption Here you can install a root certificate which was pur­chased from a certification authority.
Requirement: Personal Printing server’s Internet Information Service has been set up for encrypted communication, and a certificate acquired from a certification authority has been installed there (see Encrypting user data during transmission).


configuring Personal Printing on Lexmark printer

Authenticating on the Lexmark printer

Precondition for Windows machines: The Personal Printer must be connected in the session (Adding Personal Printers).

Precondition for Mac and Linux machines: One or more Personal Printer with native drivers must be connected in the session (Setting up Personal Printers for Mac and Linux machines).

  • To print from an application, users must select Personal Printer as the printer.

printing from an application (example for Windows)

  • Users who work on Windows workstations receive ThinPrint Output Gateway as their printer driver user interface, even if they’re printing with the original driver. ThinPrint Output Gateway allows you to change print settings (duplex/simplex, color/black & white, paper size, paper tray, etc.). If the target printer does not support a selected print setting, the print job will continue to be printed in a way possible with that specific hardware.Output Gateway can operate in 16 languages, and can be matched automatically to the workstation’s display language. See Changing the language of the print dialogue.
  • Then users go to a Lexmark printer and choose Personal Printing on the dis­play of the printer.
  • According to the pre-adjusted operation mode, users put their NFC cards or tokens on the card reader. Users then tip Next.

Lexmark printer: authentication using NFC card

  • Alternatively they enter their user ID via the printer’s display. Users then tip Next.

Lexmark printer: authentication using user ID

  • If in addition to reading the NFC card or token, a user PIN is required, the users will be prompted to enter via the display of the printer. Users then click Next.

Lexmark printer: entering NFC card PIN

  • Then users tap on Print All to print all print jobs that have been sent to the Personal Printer at this printer.

Lexmark printer: selecting Print All to start printing

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