Discovery Printers: Mac/OS X Setup

This document describes how to set up the Print Queue on Mac. NOTE: We encourage you to set up printing presets after you've completed the printer setup. One should be set to black and white printing and one should have normal color settings so that it's easier for you to print in color only what you need to be colorful. Instructions are available at https://kb.wisc.edu/discovery/93193.

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This document was written on Yosemite, but the general instructions will work for other MacOS versions newer than 10.4

NOTE: If you haven't yet associated your WisCard with the printers, do that now following this guide: Discovery Printers: Register at the Printer

Install the Driver

  1. Either retrieve the drivers from our shared storage, or get them directly from Sharp's website.

    • Retrieve Drivers from Shared Storage
    1. In Finder, go to the Go menu at the top of the screen and choose Connect to Server. Connect to the share smb://r2d2-fs2.morgridge.net/allshared/Printer Drivers

      Connect to Allshared via SMB
    2. Navigate to the folder Canon, then copy the file named Mac_Printer_Drivers.ZIP to your computer.

  2. Retrieve Drivers from Canon:
    1. Go to Canon's website and type "C5550" in the search bar

    2. Choose "imageRUNNER ADVANCE C5550i III"

    3. Select your OS Version and Download PS_V4.17.13_Mac.zip Driver download
  3. Double click ZIP file to extract the folder inside and then double click the DMG image file.

  4. Double click the PKG file to launch the installer.

  5. Click Continue until you reach the screen where it says Install, then press Install.

    Installer screen

    It will ask you for a username and password, and you should input your local Mac username and password that you use to log into the Mac its self. The driver will then install.

    user your local mac username and password at the installation promtp

Set up the Print Queue

Which print queue you use depends on what your local Mac username is. If your Mac username does not match your Discovery network account username, you need to complete some preliminary steps to install the PaperCut client (if you're not sure what your Mac username is, check here: OS X Yosemite: If you can’t remember your user name).

If your Discovery network account username MATCHES your MacOSX username, click here. If your Discovery network account username DOES NOT match your OSX username, click here.


  1. Open System Settings, then Printers and Scanners, click Add Printer, Scanner, or Fax on the right hand of the screen.

    Sonoma System Settings
  2. Click IP along the top bar, then fill in the information as follows:

    • Address: print2.morgridge.net
    • Protocol: Line Printer Daemon - LPD
    • Queue: Discovery_Mac_Queue
    • Fill in a Name and Location as you want, for example Discovery Mac Print Queue for the Name and Discovery Building for the location.
    print2 Mac Queue

  3. Where it says Use, select the dropdown and choose Select Software... instead.

  4. Search for C5840 and choose Canon iR-ADV C5840/5850 PS, press OK, and then Add on the page with the printer information.

    search for C5840 and press ok

  5. Click on the printer, open Options & Supplies, select the Options tab, select Output Options dropdown and change it to Inner Finisher L1, press OK

Printer options

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Please also set the printer to default to black and white by following the instructions here.


When you print to printer queue you set up, your print job will be sent to the queue and you can then retrieve it at any of the copiers in Discovery.

    1. Connect to smb://print2.morgridge.net/PCClient

      print2 pcclient

      Use your Discovery network username and password when prompted.

      print2 paperut login
    2. Copy the mac folder to your computer's desktop and open it, then double click the client-local-install file.

      run the client-local-install application in the folder

      Click Yes to install the client.

      click yes at the prompt
    3. The PaperCut client will open. Enter your Discovery network account username and password and check Remember my identity, then press OK.

      use Discovery username and password for papercut
    4. To make sure the PaperCut client always starts when you log in, open System Settings and choose General. Click Login Items and then click the plus sign

      users and groups in system settings
    5. Go to your Applications folder and then choose PCClient and click Add.

      Choose PCClient in the Applications folder
    6. PCClient is now set to start on log in.

      PaperCut Client set up as login item
    7. Open System Settings, then Printers and Scanners, click Add Printer, Scanner, or Fax.


  1. Click IP along the top bar, then fill in the information as follows:

    • Address: print2.morgridge.net
    • Protocol: Line Printer Daemon - LPD
    • Queue: Discovery_BYOD_Mac
    • Fill in a Name and Location as you want, for example Discovery Mac Print Queue for the Name and Discovery Building for the location.

  2. Where it says Use, select the dropdown and choose Select Software... instead.

  3. Search for C5840 and choose Canon iR-ADV C5840/5850 PS, press OK, and then Add on the page with the printer information.

    search for C5840 and press ok

  4. Click on the printer, open Options & Supplies, select the Options tab, select Output Options dropdown and change it to Inner Finisher L1, press OK

Printer options

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Please also set the printer to default to black and white by following the instructions here.


You will be prompted for credentials when you first print. Put your username and password and set Remember to Always and it will save your credentials for the future.

input your discovery username and password for papercut login and set remember to always

When you print to printer queue you set up, your print job will be sent to the queue and you can then retrieve it at any of the copiers in Discovery.



Keywordsprinting printer mac   Doc ID66354
OwnerSpencer K.GroupDiscoverIT
Created2016-08-23 12:13:06Updated2024-06-18 19:30:15
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