Postscript Printer For Mac Os X

This document is for HP printers and Apple macOS or OS X operating systems. Check to see if a driver or app is available to use your HP printer with a Mac computer or laptop. Note: On iOS and macOS, most HP printers work with Apple AirPrint to provide full-quality printing without the need to download or install drivers.

  • Installing a Printer in Mac OS X (procedure updated for Mac OS 10.9, also known as Mavericks) Click the Apple icon in the Finder menu and select System Preferences. (The System Preferences window appears). Click the Printers & Scanners icon.
  • Printer and scanner drivers for Mac If you have an older printer that doesn't support driverless technology, your Mac might automatically install the driver software needed to use that device. Many printers and scanners use driverless technologies such as AirPrint or IPP Everywhere, which don't require additional drivers on your Mac.

To install a network printer on Mac OSX:

This process is not for the Student Xerox printers located in ZSR Library and other buildings on campus. The Student printers can be installed from zsr.wfu.edu/print. Please note that you cannot connect to Xerox printers while connected to WFUguest, WFUmydevices, or eduroam wireless networks.

Download the Xerox Printer Driver

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Due to the many Mac models and operating systems on campus, it is best to download the latest printer drivers from Xerox site. Check which operating system your Mac is running before you begin.

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  • Navigate to support.xerox.com
  • Type the model of your printer in the search field (e.g. AltaLink C8055) and complete your search
  • Select your printer model from the search results
  • Select 'Drivers and Downloads' tab and choose a driver
  • Under 'Associated Product,' select 'Built-in Controller'
  • Click the 'Operating System' tab and choose your Mac's operating system
  • Select the most recent 'macOS Common Print Driver Installer' to download

Install the Xerox Printer Driver (Mojave and earlier)

  • Double-click the downloaded Xerox Print Driver.dmg and then launch the Xerox Print Driver.pkg

  • Click Continue to move through the installation wizard
  • Click through the prompts to 'Agree' to the terms and 'Install'
  • When prompted, enter your computer's password
  • Click The single-printer icon (right). Type in the IP address of the desired Xerox printer. Click 'Continue'
    • To locate the IP address of the appropriate printer, please visit the Lookup Printer IP Address on Mac OS X article
  • If you are prompted, pick the correct printer model type (you can find them directly on the printer)
  • Click 'Close'
  • Open System Preferences (either on your Dock or from the Apple Menu).
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  • Click Printers & Scanners.
  • The Xerox printer should now be listed as an available printer.

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  • If the Xerox printer you are adding requires an Accounting Code/Printer Code, please follow these instructions: Setup Xerox Printer Accounting on Mac OS X

Install the Xerox Printer Driver (Catalina and later)

  • Double-click the downloaded Xerox Print Driver.dmg and then launch the Xerox Print Driver.pkg
  • Click Continue to move through the installation wizard
  • Click through the prompts to 'Agree' to the terms and 'Install'
  • When prompted, enter your computer's password
  • After installing the printer driver the Printers and Scanners window should open where you can add the Xerox printer.
    • If you need to open the Printer and Scanners window later, you can locate it by going to System Preferences then Printers and Scanners

Add the printer by either printer name or by the IP address:

  • Click the ‘+’ to add your printer and select the ‘IP’ tab
  • In the ‘Address’ field enter the printer-name-xrx.printer.wfu.edu (example: cars-306-xrx.printer.wfu.edu)
    • You can also add the printer’s IP address in the ‘Address’ field. To locate the IP address of the appropriate printer, please visit the Lookup Printer IP Address on Mac OS X article
  • Ensure the ‘Protocol’ field is set to ‘Line Printer Daemon - LPD’
  • The ‘Use’ field should auto populate the correct printer type. The computer will search for the appropriate driver to use, which may take a few seconds to populate.
    • If the ‘Use’ field populates with Generic PostScript Printer, double check the spelling of the printer name in the ‘Address’ field, remove and re-add some characters from the ‘Address’ field to restart the search. If the correct printer still does not populate the ‘Use’ field, manually select the correct printer in the ‘Use’ field.
  • If the Xerox printer you are adding requires an Accounting Code/Printer Code, please follow these instructions: Setup Xerox Printer Accounting on Mac OS X

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    Postscript Printer For Mac Os X

    See the printer's documentation for instructions on installing the printer driver. See Mac OS X Help for instructions on how to set up a default printer. If you don't have a printer connected to the computer, create a virtual PostScript printer that you can set up as a default printer.

    To create a virtual PostScript printer (Mac OS 10.5 and 10.6):

    1. In the Protocol pop-up menu, choose Line Printer Daemon - LPD.
    2. After Generic PostScript printer displays in the Print Using field, click Add.
    3. Close out of the Print & Fax preference or Quit System Preferences.

    To create a virtual PostScript printer (versions of Mac OS previous to 10.5)

    1. Choose LPR Printers from the Printer Type menu, and then choose Using IP or IP Printing from the pop-up menu in the Printer List dialog box.
    2. Choose Generic PPD or, if you know what printer you'll eventually be printing to, a particular PPD file from the Printer Model menu.
    3. Click Add (disregard any No Valid Location warnings).