Bascom Platinum - Installing a Network Printer (Mac OS X)

This document explains how to install a network printer.

  1. Open System Preferences by clicking on the apple symbol in the top left corner of the screen and selecting System Preferences.

    Sys Prefs

  2. Open Print & Fax by double-clicking on the icon in System Preferences.


  3. Click the + icon to add a new printer.

    add a printer

  4. Enter/Modify the following information about the printer you wish to add:
    • In the Protocol drop-down menu choose Line Printer Daemon - LPD.
    • In the Address field enter the DNS name of the printer. If the installation is unsuccessful using the DNS name, attempt substituting the printer's IP address.
    • Leave the Queue field blank.
    • In the Name field Enter a name for the printer. It is recommended to include the model number and location in the name of the printer (i.e. Room 2112 HP4650).
    • In the Location field enter the printer's location.
    • In the Print Using drop-down menu, choose Auto Select. The computer should then choose the appropriate driver for the printer. Note that some printers may require the installation of a driver from the website of the printer's manufacturer in order to be detected.
    • Click Add.

    Click Add

  5. Select the installable options to find out which options are installed. Click Continue.

    Installable Options

  6. The printer is now installed.
  7. Contact if you need further assistance installing a network printer.

Keywords:Bascom Platinum Printer Network Install Print Mac OSX OS X   Doc ID:26275
Owner:Chris P.Group:DoIT Help Desk
Created:2012-08-29 12:50 CSTUpdated:2020-01-30 13:23 CST
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