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Chemical Engineering Computing

Printing from a Mac (Direct Connection)

  1. Go to System Preferences... as shown below: 
     Select System Preferences          System Preferences Window


  2. Go to Printers & Scanners; See below:
    Select Print & Scan
    In the Print and Scan menu, click the Plus sign to add a printer. (On older versions of Mac OS there will be a "Lock" symbol in the lower left. If it is locked your must click it first to unlock it)
  3. In the Add Printer Menu, Click the globe icon in the top bar
    Add Printer Window
  4. On the resulting window enter the printer hostname from the printer list into the "Address" field. For Protocol, choose "HP JetDirect - Socket"
  5. "Name" and "Print Using" should auto-complete. Click "Add" to complete the process.

  6. If you get asked if the printer has a additional options such as extra paper trays or a duplexer, check the appropriate boxes. (Most printers have duplexers. Additional trays can be identified by inspection)
    Printer Duplexer Window
  7. After following these steps, you should have properly set up your printer. You should be able to select it in any of your applications now.
    Printer Successfully Added
Please report any problems to the ChemE Help Desk.