You will need
- Necessary level of access; most printers require Admin access, but some, such as the campus Ricoh printers, require "root" access to install on Macs. If you are not familiar using root level access, we strongly recommend seeking training from Apple (or other training service) on using root access before proceeding.
- The right print "drivers". The driver is the software that allows your computer to communicate with the printer; you can usually find the drivers under a "drivers" section on the printer manufacturer's website (such as www.hp.com) and search for the correct files using the printer's model number.
- If you are connecting to one of the central Ricoh printers, you will need to get your copy code from you program or department.
- The printer's IP address, print queue name, and model number. You can find this information for the campus Ricoh printer/copiers here.
- Install the driver(s) that match your operating system version and the printer model(s) you want to use.
- To add the print queues, open "System Preferences" and click "Print & Fax". In the "Print & Fax" dialogue, click the plus sign (+) to add a printer.
3. In the "Add Printer" dialogue, select "IP". Change the "Protocol" field to "Internet Printing Protocol--IPP". Set the "address" field to the IP Address of the printer. You may also want to set the "Name" field to the network print queue name.
4. If you have correctly installed the printer driver(s), the "Print Using" field should automatically populate withthe correct value. Click "Add" and then "Continue".
Repeat this process for any printer you want to add.
*Please see the IT policy on using personal technology for work