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How do I add or delete a printer on my Mac?

Adding Printers to a district Mac

Adding Special Printers

From an Application

  1. From any open application, choose File -> Print as if you were going to print from within that application.
  2. Click on the pull-down at the top of the Print window and select Add Printer.
  3. Click on the IP tab.
  4. In the Address: field type the IP address of the printer you want to print to. lf you don't know the printer's IP address, print out a configuration page from the printer.
  5. In the Protocol:  field use drop down to select  Line Printer Daemon - LPD  (Not...Internet Printing Protocol IPP)
  6. Complete the bits of information that you would like to. (Location, Queue, etc.)
  7. Click Add.

From System Preferences

  1. System Preferences > Printers & Scanners > + (add a printer)
  2. Click on the IP tab.
  3. In the Address:  field type the IP address of the printer you want to print to. lf you don't know the printer's IP address, the printer will have a label with the IP address. If the label is missing, print out a configuration page from the printer.  
  4. In the Protocol:  field use drop down to select  Line Printer Daemon - LPD  (Not...Internet Printing Protocol IPP)
  5. Complete the bits of information that you would like to. (Location, Queue, etc.)
  6. Click Add.

Note: If you see a pop up window requesting admin authentication when you try to add a printer, download the latest printer driver updates using the installers in the Printers category in Self Service (in your Applications folder). Then try to add the printer again.

Deleting Printers

  1. Click on the gray apple icon in the upper left of the display.
  2. Select System Preferences from the drop down menu.
  3. Select the Print & Scan preference pane. 
  4. Click on the printer you wish to delete in the sidebar. Click on the - (minus) sign below the sidebar to delete the printer.

Note: You can also add printers from the Print & Scan preference pane. Open the preference pane, and then click on the + (plus) sign below the sidebar. Follow steps 3 through 6 under Adding Printers at the beginning of this article.

Personal/Home or Non-Standard USB Printers
Mac computers have hundreds of print drivers already installed. If you are using an HP printer, we recommend you install the latest HP printer updates available in Self Service. The HP printer updates in Self Service take 15-20 minutes to install and the computer should be restarted after the updates are complete. Self Service will only work successfully when you are connected to the district network. Self Service policies will not complete successfully from home or other non-district locations.

Try the steps below to add your printer.

  1. 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.
  2. Click on the pull-down at the top of the Print window and select Add Printer.
  3. Click on the button in the upper left corner of the window titled Default if the printer is connected directly to your computer with a USB cable. Select the IP tab if the printer is connected to your home network.
  4. If using the Default tab, select your printer and click Add. If using the IP tab, type in the IP address of your home printer and click Add.

If your home printer drivers are not already installed or are not available in Self Service, please fill out the online non-standard software form to have the drivers installed. Once your printer software is installed, you can add the printer using the steps above.

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