How do I Install iPrint on my Personal Mac Computer?


Answer

All faculty, staff and students have the ability to install iPrint on their personal Mac computers.

  1. Download the iPrint drivers (black and white and color) to your Mac: Click here to download the iPrint Mac drivers.
     
  2. Begin the install process by navigating to the folder in which they were downloaded and double-clicking the "popup.dmg" file. 
     
  3. Then double-click "popup.pkg," and follow the on-screen instructions to finish installation.
     
  4. Open your “System Preferences,” and select “Printers & Scanners.”

    Apple System Preferences highlighting Printers and Scanners
     
  5. Click the plus (+) button in the bottom left to add a printer.

    Printer settings on a Mac indicating the location of the '+' button to add a printer.
     
  6. Add the “Advanced” option to the Toolbar by right-clicking on the Toolbar (where "Default," "IP," and "Windows" are) and selecting "Customize Toolbar."

    Add Printer window showing the menu after you right click in the toolbar. The right click menu consists of "Icon and Text," "Icon Only," "Text Only," "Hide Toolbar," and "Use a small size," and "Customize Toolbar."
     
  7. Drag the icon that says “Advanced” to the Toolbar, and select "Done" in the bottom right-hand corner when you are finished.

    Customize Printer toolbar. Highlighting "Advanced" and showing where you drag the icon to in the empty space in the Toolbar.
     
  8. Select the “Advanced” option.
     
  9. Switch the “Type” to “Pharos Print Server.” 
     
  10. Next, add the black and white printer by filling in all of the text fields with the information exactly as shown below:
    Type: Pharos Print Server
    Device: Another Device
    URL: popup://iprint1.uncw.edu/BW-iprint-PCL 
    Name: iPrint - B&W
    Loation: UNCW
    Use: Generic PCL Printer

    Advanced Printer OptionsType: Pharos Print Server Device: Another Device URL: popup://iprint1.uncw.edu/BW-iprint-PCL  Name: iPrint - B&W Loation: UNCW Use: Generic PCL Print
     
  11. Click the “Add” button to finalize the process.
     
  12. When the next screen appears, check the “Duplexer” box, and click “OK” to finish the process.

    Add printer screen, check the “Duplexer” box, and click “OK” to finish the process.
     
  13. To add the color driver for iPrint, please go back to your “System Preferences,” and select “Printers & Scanners.”
     
  14. Click the plus (+) button in the bottom left to add a printer.
     
  15. Select the “Advanced” option.
     
  16. Switch the “Type” to “Pharos Print Server.” 
     
  17. To finish adding the color printer, fill in all of the text fields with the information exactly as shown below:
    Type: Pharos Print Server
    Device: Another Device
    URL: popup://iprint1.uncw.edu/Color-iprint-PCL 
    Name: iPrint - Color
    Loation: UNCW
    Use: Generic PostScript Printer

    Advanced Printer Options Type: Pharos Print Server Device: Another Device URL: popup://iprint1.uncw.edu/Color-iprint-PCL  Name: iPrint - Color Loation: UNCW Use: Generic PostScript Printer
     
  18. Click the “Add” button to finalize the process.
     
  19. When the next screen appears, check the “Duplex Printing Unit” box, and click “OK” to finish the process.

    Add printer screen - check the “Duplex Printing Unit” box and click “OK” to finish the process.
     
  20. Your “Printer & Scanner” window should display both the iPrint black and white (B&W) printer, as well as the iPrint color printer.

    Printer & Scanner” window displaying both the Iprint black and white (B&W) printer, as well as the iPrint color printer.
     
  21. The iPrint black and white and color printers are now successfully installed.

    For more detailed information about iPrint, please click here, or to open a help ticket, click the "submit a service request" below.

If you need further assistance, please submit a service request or CHAT with TAC.

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Article ID: 14479
Created
Wed 7/6/16 1:49 PM
Modified
Tue 9/8/20 10:01 AM
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