Install a Printer on Mac OS

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  • Click the Apple drop down menu located on the top left corner of your screen and select ‘System Preferences’
  • Select ‘Printers & Scanners’
  • In the list of printers, remove any current network printers you are connected to by selecting the printer and clicking the ‘-‘ symbol near the bottom.
  • Once you have removed all network printers from the list, download the following .dmg file from: **http://techhelp.mcla.edu/tools/installers/MacPrinterInstaller.dmg
  • Once downloaded, open the MacPrinterInstaller.dmg file.
  • You will see the ‘MacPrinters’ icon appear on your desktop, double click on this drive and open it.
  • Hold the control key down and click on MacPrinters file located within the MacPrinter drive. Select the ‘Open’ option on the menu that appears.
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  • Click ‘Open’ on the security dialog box (if shown)
  • Click on Apple script icon located in the dock
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  • Enter your MCLA User name
  • Enter your password
  • Select the printer you would like to connect to from the list of printers that appear. Once selected, click on ‘Install Printer’.
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  • A confirmation about the printer you would like installed will display, click ‘Proceed’ to continue with installation.
  • The new printer will now appear in the Printers & Scanner screen. Double chick on the printer to display the printer queue.
  • Click the ‘Printer’ menu option at the top and select ‘Print Test Page’
  • The ‘testprint’ job will indicate ‘Hold for Authentication’, click the ‘resume’ option which is specified by the following icon:
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  • You will be asked to enter your A number and password. Click the option checkbox ‘Remember this password in my keychain’ and select ‘OK’
  • Confirm the test job has printed on the printer.