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share printer in ubuntu 14.04

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to share a wired printer in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty over local network.

To get started, open Printers utility from Unity Dash search results or System Settings.

Printers setting in Ubuntu 14.04

Once it opens, go to menu Server -> Settings…

Share Printer in Ubuntu 14.04

Check the box where it says “Publish shared printers connected to this system” to enable network sharing of connected printers.

share printer ubuntu 14.04

Finally, right-click on a printer in the list and go to its Properties window. Under Policies tab, make sure all three boxes (Enabled, Accepting jobs, and Shared) are checked.

share printer in ubuntu 14.04

Now you’re able to connect to this printer from Ubuntu/Windows client using Internet Printing Protocol (ipp://