Installing UMBS public printers on macOS

Objective

Install one of the 5 public printers available at the University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS).

Environment

macOS

Procedure

  1. Open System Preferences, then Printers & Scanners.
  2. Click the + sign under the list of printers on the left side of the window to add a new printer (macOS 13 Ventura or newer will have the option to Add Printer, Scanner or Fax).
  3. Click on the IP button at the top of the window and paste in one of the following printer addresses under Address:
    • LaRue black & white printer
      umbs-larue-pr1.umbs.lsa.umich.edu
    • LaRue color printer
      umbs-larue-pr2.umbs.lsa.umich.edu
    • Lakeside Computer Center black & white printer
      umbs-llcc-pr1.umbs.lsa.umich.edu
    • Lakeside Computer Center color printer
      umbs-llcc-pr2.umbs.lsa.umich.edu
    • Library black & white printer
      umbs-library-pr1.umbs.lsa.umich.edu
  4. Leave Protocol set to Line Printer Daemon - LPD and leave Queue blank, then give the printer any name and location you choose under Name and Location.
  5. MacOS should automatically find the driver for the printer and list it under Use.
  6. Click Add and MacOS will install the printer.
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Article ID: 2005
Created
Fri 5/29/20 1:53 PM
Modified
Thu 2/1/24 9:20 AM