Add an SMPH Printer to a MacOS computer

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

LAB USERS: To print from personally owned MacOS computer, you must be first connected to the VPN 

Obtaining the UW Campus VPN:  (download and connect)

- From the Apple Menu, select System Settings..., then choose Printers & Scanners.
- Click the Add Printer, Scanner, or Fax... then from the Add Printer 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 top part of 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: “HP Color Room 1263”
Location:  Building & Room #
Example: 1263 HSLC
Use:  Generic PostScript Printer or Select Software


If there is a specific print driver (such as for the Canon copier/printers), choose "Select Software..." and search select the corresponding driver (have it installed ahead of time).

The driver can be Generic PostScript, unless there’s a specific printer driver for the Mac operating system.

- 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)

Keywordsbasic sciences printer mac lab apple   Doc ID87704
OwnerAdrian G.GroupSMPH
Created2018-11-12 18:23:52Updated2024-04-23 16:03:30
SitesDoIT Help Desk, School of Medicine and Public Health
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