Setup your Mac to print from a Smart Printer

Instructions for staff for how to setup your Mac OS 10.7 (Lion), 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or 10.9 (Mavericks) to print to a University Smart Printer.

You can print from a Mac on campus when connected to the University network, however at present you cannot print using wifi.

Setup your Mac to print

  1. Click the Apple menu (located in the top left of screen), and select System Preferences
  2. Click the Print & Fax icon, then click the + button on the left of the window
  3. Click the Advanced button in the toolbar (if this is not visible, hold down the Ctrl key, click on the toolbar, click Customize Toolbar, then drag the Advanced button to the toolbar and click Done)
  4. When the drop-down menus become available (this may take a minute): select Windows Printer via Spoolss from the Type drop-down menu
  5. It is recommended that you use black and white double sided as your default print type. In the URL box, enter the server name (beginning with smb://). The table below summarises the different print types and server names:
    Print typeServer name
    Black and White, single sided smb://
    Black and White, double sided smb://
    Colour, single sided smb://
    Colour, double sided smb://

    The ?waitjob option is important otherwise multiple jobs will need to be released one-by-one at the Smart Printer.

  6. In the Name box, give a name to the printer e.g. Black and white single sided
  7. In the drop-down list Print Using, select Generic PCL Printer for black and white or Generic Postscript for colour.
  8. If the printer is able to print double sided, tick Duplex to enable double sided printing. Enable other printer options as required, then click OK
  9. Click Add. Close System Preferences
  10. Try printing a test document by opening any text editor (such as Text Edit or Microsoft Word). Write something in the document and choose to print it. In the Dock a printer icon should appear. Click on this to bring up the print queue window

Print for the first time

  1. You should see the test print job sitting in the queue with a message advising it is currently on Hold for Authentication. Highlight the job and click the resume button on the right-hand-side (the curved arrow icon)
  2. Only the very first time you resume a print job, you will be prompted for your University IT account username and password that you would use when you login to a University PC. For the username, enter uol\ followed by your username. Then enter your password. Make sure Remember this password in my keychain is checked so that you do not need to enter your details each time you print
  3. Press OK

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