Adding a Network Printer – Mac

These instructions are for a Mac running OSX 10.6 + , if you have an different Mac OS some of the screens may look slightly different, but the fundamental concepts are very similar.

Step 1. From the Apple Menu, choose system preferences -> Print and Fax

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Step 2. Underneath the list of available printers already on your Mac, click on the plus sign to add another printer.

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Step 3. On the top menu bar of this next window, make sure that "IP" is selected, and that under protocol is says "Line Printer Daemon, LPD".

On the "Address" line type in the IP address of the printer you wish to add:

  • 10.10.15.10 – Purchase Order Printer in Purchasing Dept. (PO forms ONLY)
  • 10.10.15.12 – Library Printer
  • 10.10.15.16 – Front Office B&W Printer
  • 10.10.15.18 – Computer Lab Printer

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After several seconds a message should appear under the IP address you just added saying that it is a "valid and complete address" and the proper driver for the printer should appear next to the "Print Using" line.

At this point is a good idea to give the printer an intuitive name that you will be able to recognize later.

Click ADD.

Step 4. Check the box that says "Duplex Unit" – this enables 2-sided printing. Choose Continue.

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Step 5. The printer you added will show up in your list of available printers.

If you would like to edit or view the print settings, from the main "Print and Fax" window, highlight the printer and choose "Options & Supllies" > General tab, here you can edit the printer name, location and view the IP address.

At this window you can use the minus button to remove a printer, and edit the default printer from the "Default Printer" pick list.

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Step 6. To set up 2-sided printing (Library, Front Office B&W, Computer Lab Printers)

After choosing File > Print from within your application, choose the appropriate printer from the printer pick-list. From the third pick-list (it will say "Copies & Pages") choose "Layout". Toward the bottom of the window, where is says "Two-Sided: OFF", from the pick-list choose" long-edge binding", then PRINT to send your 2-sided print job to the printer.

NOTE: If you do not see the layout/two-sided option, go back to system preferences > Print & Fax, choose the printer, then select "Options and Supplies", choose "Driver" and make sure that the driver is correct. It should be "HP LaserJet 4200 Series" for the Library and Front Office printers,"HP LaserJet 4010 Series" for the Computer Lab printer. Make sure that "Duplex Unit" is checked.

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Adding the PO Printer to a Mac

These instructions are for a Mac running OSX 10.6+, if you have an older Mac OS some of the screens may look slightly different, but the fundamental concepts are very similar.

Note: The PO printer is for purchase orders only. Do not send any other type of print job to this printer.

Step 1. Download and run the HP Laserjet 2035N Installer. This will install the necessary printer drivers for the PO printer. After download, launch the set up program and follow the prompts to install the driver, you may be asked to supply your mac password during the installation.

Step 2. After installing the driver, from the Apple Menu, choose
system preferences -> Print and Fax

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Step 3. Underneath the list of available printers already on your Mac, click on the plus sign to add another printer.

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Step 4. On the top menu bar of this window, far right, choose "More Printers". Make sure that "HP IP printing" is selected as show below. From the list choose the printer with the IP address 10.10.15.10, and select ADD.

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At this point is a good idea to give the printer an intuitive name that you will be able to recognize later. Back at the printer summary window, highlight the printer you just added and choose "open Print Queue".

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Step 5. Choose "Info" and edit the printer name, change it to "PO Printer".

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Step 6. While in the printer info window and after changing the printer name, check your printer driver by choosing the "Driver" menu item. Make sure that driver is the "HP LaserJet 2030 Series" as depicted below, say OK to close this window.

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NOTE: If your PO printer set up doesn’t specify the proper Mac printer driver, printing will not work. Follow the instructions from the beginning once more to make sure that you didn’t miss a step, particularly the installation of the HP printer driver in Step 1.

For assistance setting up printers please contact bmlithelp@ucdavis.edu.