TCP/IP Printing (Mac)

This article describes how to set up a network printer in Mac OS X.

TCP/IP Printing on Mac OS 10.4 or Higher

Printing in the Residence Halls

If you are trying to print in one of the residence halls, please see the Residential Computing how-to section on setting up your computer to print to the dorm printer.

Adding a Network Printer:

Before you can send documents to a printer for the first time, you may need to add it to your list of printers.

This document assumes that you already know the IP address of the printer you would like to add. If you need to find or set the IP address of the printer, please consult the manual for your printer.

Go to Applications > Utilities > Printer Setup Utility
For OS X 10.9 and higher Choose Printers & Scanners System Preferences.

  1. Printer Setup Utility: If this is the first time you have added a printer, you will see a pop-up message asking you if you want to add a printer to your list. Click Add.
    Add a printer.

  2. Printer Browser: In the top menu bar, click IP Printer and fill in the remaining information as follows:

  3. Next to Protocol select Internet Printing Protocol - IPP.

  4. Next to Address type in the IP address of the printer.

  5. Next to Print Using select the manufacturer of your printer. Then select the Model and click Add.Note: All other fields may be left blank.
    Choose a printer from the list.
  6. Installable Options: You will only see this window if your printer has installable options. Select the options you would like to include and click Continue.
    Select the options you would like to include.

  7. Printer List:Your newly added printer will now appear in your printer list.
    Double check printer list
    Note: To set a printer as your default printer, simply select the printer, and click Make Default in the top menu bar of the Printer List.

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Keywords:macintosh, printer, setup, utility   Doc ID:16121
Owner:Larry T.Group:University of Chicago
Created:2010-12-06 19:00 CDTUpdated:2017-06-19 06:41 CDT
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