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Mac OS Printing

Note: August 2010: These instructions are only for the older faculty and staff printing setup. Students now use PaperCut Managed Printing.

Mac OS 10.4

For an easy-to-use walkthrough Click Here.

  • Open the Printer Setup Utility in the Applications > Utilities folder and click the Add icon, which looks like a printer with a plus sign
  • Select Line Printer Daemon (LPD for short) in the Protocol field
  • In the Address Name field, enter the DNS name or IP address of the printer to which you wish to connect

A list of printer names and IP address can be found at the Printer Names page

  • Click the Add button in the lower, right-hand corner of the window

Mac OS 10.3(.9)

  • Open the Printer Setup Utility in the Applications > Utilities folder and click the Add icon, which looks like a printer with a plus sign
  • Select IP Printer from the drop-down menu
  • Select Line Printer Daemon (LPD for short) in the top menu
  • Enter the DNS name or IP address of the printer to which you wish to connect into the Printer Address Field

A list of printer names and IP addresses can be found at the Printer Names page

  • Click the Add button in the lower, right-hand corner of the window

Mac OS 10.2(.8)

  • Open the Print Center in the Applications > Utilities folder and click the Add icon, which looks like a printer with a plus sign
  • Select IP Printing in the menu at the top of the window
  • In the Printer's Address field, enter either the IP address or DNS name of the printer to which you desire to connect

A list of printer names and IP addresses can be found at the Printer Names page

  • Click the Add button in the lower, right-hand corner of the window

MacOS 8/9

  1. Go to the Apple menu and select Chooser.
  2. Click on the LaserWriter 8 icon to display a list of networked printers.
  3. Double-click on the printer which you would like to setup.
  4. You can select a printer driver from the list if you know what kind of printer it is or you can just choose Generic.
  5. This should set up a printer icon on your desktop. If there is a bold outline around it, it is your default printer and anything you print will automatically print to that printer unless you tell your application otherwise. You can set a printer as default by clicking on the printer icon once to highlight it and then selecting Set Default Printer from the Printing menu.