How do I add a Ricoh copier as a printer on my Macintosh?
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The Ricoh copiers can be used as printers as well. This can be a time saver (printing multiple copies directly on the copier) and a cost saver, since copiers print for a much lower cost than laser printers. In addition, if you have any grayscale graphics (such as screenshots or clip art), they will look better if you print directly to the copier than if you print it first and then copy the hardcopy. Here's how to add a Ricoh copier as a printer on your Macintosh:
- From any open application, choose File -> Print as if you were going to print a document from that application. You may need to start a new document or open an existing document.
- Click on the pull-down at the top of the Print window and select Add Printer.
- Click on the IP tab at the top of the Add Printer dialogue window. Type the IP address of the Ricoh printer you want to print to (it will look similar to 10.1xx.79.20x) in the Address field. Often the copier will show its IP address in the bottom-left corner of it's touch screen.
- Wait a few seconds and the Ricoh model should display in the Use: field at the bottom of the dialogue window.
NOTE: If you do NOT see a Ricoh driver that matches your copier model, you probably need to install the drivers options on your computer. You can use Self Service (in your Applications folder) to install the Ricoh 6002 drivers.
You can use Self Service (in your Applications folder) to install the Ricoh 6002 drivers.
- Click Add.
- Change Large Capacity Tray to Installed.
- Change Finisher to SR4080.
- Click OK. (If you get prompted for an administrator's username and password, install the First Aid: Add Printer Fix available in the First Aid category in Self Service, then try to add the Ricoh again.)
- From any open application, choose File -> Print.
- The Printer dialogue window will display, listing the Ricoh as a printing option.