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'''Note:''' If you already installed the printer with generic drivers, you will need to highlight the printer and click "-", before attempting to add it again.
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'''Note 1:''' If you already installed the printer with generic drivers, you will need to highlight the printer and click "-", before attempting to add it again.
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'''Note 2:''' You may need to do a system update to get the latest drivers downloaded to your machine from Apple.
  
  
'''Step 1:''' Click the Apple icon in the top left of your device. Click "Software Update". Check the list to see if there is an update to printer and/or scanner drivers. If so, click the Update button on the right. If there is nothing listed, you can go to the next step.
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'''Step 1:''' Locate your printers name and search for its Make and Model here: http://print.umiacs.umd.edu/printers/
  
  
'''Step 2:''' Locate your printers name and search for its Make and Model here: http://print.umiacs.umd.edu/printers/
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'''Step 2:''' Open your System Preferences from your Dock or the Applications folder. Once you have opened it you will need to click '''Printers & Scanners''' from the Hardware panel. Create a new local printer by clicking the "+" icon in the lower left corner of the first pane in the window.
  
  
'''Step 3:''' Open your System Preferences from your Dock or the Applications folder. Once you have opened it you will need to click '''Printers & Scanners''' from the Hardware panel. Create a new local printer by clicking the "+" icon in the lower left corner of the first pane in the window. 
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'''Step 3:''' Follow the '''Add Printer''' steps above until you get to '''Generic Postscript Printer'''. Select '''Software''', then '''Add'''.
 
 
 
 
'''Step 4:'''  This will bring up a Add Printer dialog.  Please ensure that you have selected '''IP'''.
 
 
 
* Set Protocol to '''Internet Printing Protocol - IPP'''
 
* Set Address to '''print.umiacs.umd.edu'''
 
* Set the Queue to printers/queue; in this example for cps3142 it would be '''printers/cps3142'''.  You have to make sure the queue is prefixed by '''printers/'''. For clarification, the queue is typically the printer name.
 
* Set Name to the name of the printer you are trying to use. This makes it easily Identifiable in your list of printers.
 
* Set Use to "Select Software".
 
 
 
 
[[Image:PrinterSoftwareSelection.png]]
 
[[Image:PrinterSoftwareSelection.png]]
  
  
'''Step 5:'''  A window labeled "Printer Software" will now pop up. You will need to scroll thru the list to find your specific make and model of printer. Click on it, and hit Ok.
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'''Step 4:'''  A window labeled "Printer Software" will now pop up. You will need to scroll thru the list to find your specific make and model of printer. Click on it, and hit Ok.
  
 
[[Image:PrinterSoftwareList.png]]
 
[[Image:PrinterSoftwareList.png]]
  
'''Step 6:'''  Click Add on the next window and it should install your printers software suite. You should have a list of options (if they are available) that looks similar this:
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'''Step 5:'''  Click Add on the next window and it should install your printers software suite. You should have a list of options (if they are available) that looks similar this:
  
 
[[Image:AdvPrinterOptions.png]]
 
[[Image:AdvPrinterOptions.png]]
  
 
'''Final Step:''' Enable the Options you wish to use, Click '''OK'''.  You should now be able to print to this printer/queue from any Mac OS X print menu.
 
'''Final Step:''' Enable the Options you wish to use, Click '''OK'''.  You should now be able to print to this printer/queue from any Mac OS X print menu.

Revision as of 15:52, 29 May 2014

We support printing from user managed Mac OS X 10.7 or later machines. Please note that you have to be on a UMIACS network directly or connected to the VPN.

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System Preferences

To start you need to open your System Preferences from your Dock or the Applications folder. Once you have opened it you will need to click Printers & Scanners from the Hardware panel.

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Print & Fax

When the Printers & Scanners window appears you will need to create a new local printer by clicking the + icon in the lower left corner of the first pane in the window.

Add Printer

This will bring up a Add Printer dialog. Please ensure that you have selected IP.


Note: If you just want basic printing, use the steps below. If you would like to enable all the advanced options for the printer, jump over this section to "Enabling Advanced Printer Options".


  • Set Protocol to Internet Printing Protocol - IPP
  • Set Address to print.umiacs.umd.edu
  • Set the Queue to printers/queue; in this example for cps3142 it would be printers/cps3142. You have to make sure the queue is prefixed by printers/. For clarification, the queue is typically the printer name.
  • Set Name to the name of the printer you are trying to use. This makes it easily Identifiable in your list of printers.
  • It will always select Generic Postscript Printer. If you need to access the more advanced features of a queue/printer you will need take extra steps, please see the Advanced section at the bottom of this page.
  • Select Add
  • You will be asked about enabling duplex. If you know the printer has the option, which is true for most of our printers, go ahead and enable it. Then hit OK. If you're not sure, just leave it disabled. You can always enable it after the queue is added.

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You should now be able to print to this printer/queue from any Mac OS X print menu.

Enabling Advanced Printer Features

Some printers may have features not accessible with the default drivers provided above. If this is the case, you will need to follow the guide below to Identify, Download, and install your print drivers from their manufacturer.


Note 1: If you already installed the printer with generic drivers, you will need to highlight the printer and click "-", before attempting to add it again. Note 2: You may need to do a system update to get the latest drivers downloaded to your machine from Apple.


Step 1: Locate your printers name and search for its Make and Model here: http://print.umiacs.umd.edu/printers/


Step 2: Open your System Preferences from your Dock or the Applications folder. Once you have opened it you will need to click Printers & Scanners from the Hardware panel. Create a new local printer by clicking the "+" icon in the lower left corner of the first pane in the window.


Step 3: Follow the Add Printer steps above until you get to Generic Postscript Printer. Select Software, then Add. PrinterSoftwareSelection.png


Step 4: A window labeled "Printer Software" will now pop up. You will need to scroll thru the list to find your specific make and model of printer. Click on it, and hit Ok.

PrinterSoftwareList.png

Step 5: Click Add on the next window and it should install your printers software suite. You should have a list of options (if they are available) that looks similar this:

AdvPrinterOptions.png

Final Step: Enable the Options you wish to use, Click OK. You should now be able to print to this printer/queue from any Mac OS X print menu.