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Office Printer Installation

OS X 10.5.x/10.6.x
  1. Click Apple > System Preferences > Print & Fax.
  2. Click the plus(+) button at bottom of printer list.
  3. Click the IP tab and configure the following:
    1. Protocol: Line Printer Daemon - LPD
    2. Address: iprint.ipfw.edu
    3. Queue: name of the printer on iPrint printer list
    4. Name: name of the printer on iPrint printer list
    5. Location: location of printer
    6. Print Using: Select Printer Software
      1. Click on the make and model of the printer > click OK.
      2. Ex. HP Color LaserJet 4650
  4. Click Add.
  5. The dialog box will now display Installable Options.
  6. Choose the desired options > click Continue.
  7. The new printer will now be shown in the Print & Fax dialog box.

OS X 10.4.x
  1. Open the Print Center: Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities > Print Setup Utility.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Click the IP Printing tab and configure the following:
    1. Protocol: Line Printer Daemon - LPD
    2. Address: iprint.ipfw.edu
    3. Uncheck Use default queue on server
    4. Queue: name of the printer on iPrint printer list
    5. Name: name of the printer on iPrint printer list
    6. Print Using: select printer model (Do not use Generic PostScript Printing)
  4. Click Add.
  5. Under Installable Options, choose the desired options > click Continue.
  6. The new printer will be shown in the Print & Fax dialog box.

OS X
  1. Open the Print Center: Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities > Print Center.
  2. Click Add.
  3. Select IP Printing from the drop-down menu.
  4. Printer Address: iprint.ipfw.edu
  5. Uncheck Use default queue on server.
  6. Queue: name of the printer on iPrint printer list.
  7. For printer model, select the printer model.
  8. Click Add.

OS 9
  1. Open your Desktop Printer Utility: Macintosh HD > Applications > Utilities
  2. With the utility open, select Printer (LPR) and click OK.
  3. At Printer Description file, select your printer model.
  4. Under LPR printer selection, click Change.
  5. Printer Address: iprint.ipfw.edu
  6. Queue: the iPrint name of the printer.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Create + You will be prompted to name the printer--you might remove the default name of iprint.ipfw.edu and insert the iPrint name instead.

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