Printing for Faculty/Staff from a personal Mac

You will need

  • Administrative access on the computer.
  • The printer's IP address, print queue name, and model number can be located at  Ricoh printer/copiers site.
  • Please contact your program coordinator or department to obtain the print code.
  • After you have added the Ricoh printer, please follow this guideline on saving the print code before sending any print job.


Although macOS will download the printer driver when adding the printer. You may install it manually from the Ricoh's website at Ricoh Drivers.

To add a printer, open "System Preferences" and click "Printers & Scanners".


In the "Printers & Scanners" window, click the plus sign (+) to add a printer.

Select the IP section on the toolbar and make sure the protocol is set to Line Printer Daemon - LPD. As an example, we are adding the "LB2-218-Ricoh2553" printer with the IP address "".

The system will automatically select and install the correct printer driver if entered the IP address correctly.

Click "Add" to complete the process. The below picture is an example when it's completed.

Repeat this process for other printer you want to add.

*Please see the IT policy on using personal technology for work


Last Modified: April 10, 2017.


Having Printing Problems?

  Reboot the computer, by pressing CTRL ALT DEL keys simultaneously or hold in the power button to power down and back up.