SMPH - Add Basic Sciences Lab Printer to a user's Mac computer

Step by step instructions on adding a basic sciences lab printer to a users Mac computer.

IMPORTANT:  The CCI (Campus Computing Infrastructure) Script must be run first, before adding a lab printer.
The CCI script (drive mapping script) can be found, on your lab's drive (P: drive), in the folder labeled "shared storage drive map scripts"

If you are working remotely (before running the script) you will need to be connected to the Campus VPN via GlobalProtect software.

- From the Apple Menu, select System Preferences..., then choose Printers & Scanners.

- Click the lock symbol and unlock (admin credentials) to make changes.

- Click the plus + symbol, then from the Add window, right click (control + click) within the blank area of the toolbar, choose Customize Toolbar…   (click here for example screen shot)

- Left click on Advanced, drag the gear symbol into the toolbar, then click Done.   (click here for example screen shot)

- Click on the (newly added) Advanced icon, in the toolbar section, then enter the following:   (click here for example screen shot)
Type:  LPD/LPR Host or Printer

Device:  Another Device   

URL:  lpd://
Note: The URL should match the exact name of the printer.
Example:  lpd://
Name:  can be whatever makes sense to the end user
Example: “Johnson Lab Hallway Color Printer”
Location:  Building & Room #
Example: WIMR 1 6136
Use:  Generic PostScript Printer
Note: The driver can be generic postscript, unless there’s a specific printer driver for the Mac operating system. 

If there is a specific print driver, change to "Select Software..." and choose the corresponding driver (have it installed ahead of time).
- Click Add, select configuration specifics, if there are any (duplex printing, etc.), then click OK.

- Printer should now be added, send a print job to confirm.

Also see:

Add a Network Printer to a Mac

SMPH Mac Printer Setup (Canon Copiers)

Keywords:basic sciences printer mac lab   Doc ID:87704
Owner:Adrian G.Group:School of Medicine and Public Health
Created:2018-11-12 17:23 CSTUpdated:2022-09-09 11:45 CST
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, School of Medicine and Public Health
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