Adding a Xerox Printer to your Mac

Step-by-step guide

Downloading and Installing the Driver

  1. Visit Xerox Support and Drivers website and download the appropriate driver for your printer.

  2. Once you've downloaded the driver onto your Mac computer, double-click on the "XeroxPrintDrive" Apple disk image file (.dmg file).

  3. Double-click on the "Xerox Print Driver" Apple disk/driver file.

  4. When the Xerox Print Driver window appears, double-click on the Xerox Print Driver package file (.pkg). Note: Do not select a printer during this process - just click "Continue".

Create the printer

  1. To create a printer, go to the System Preferences...located under the Apple Menu (on the top left).

  2. Double-click on the Printers & Scanners icon.

  3. Click on the plus  sign to add a new printer. (If the lock at the bottom left of the window is locked, unlock it.)


  4. After the plus sign the step above, the following window comes up with the default of advertised printers icon chosen

  5. When you click on the Globe icon a window will open to allow you to specify the printer by its IP address. Complete the fields as shown:


Protocol: Line Printer Daemon -- LPD

Queue: enter the official printer queue name (for eg: ist-ec2-4111)
Note: Please enter the queue name of the respective printer you are trying to add. It will vary from printer to printer

Name: enter the official queue name or some other name (using the official queue name will make troubleshooting easier).

Location (optional): enter the printer location (i.e. building and room).

Use: choose Select Software from the drop-down menu and locate the printer driver for your printer.

Click OK

6. click Add in the bottom right of the window

7. You may need to set some options for some printers.

8. Under the Default Printer field, you can choose to make this printer the default.

Removing old printers

  1. Double-click on the Printers & Scanners icon.

  2. Select the printer you'd like removed.

  3. Click on the minus sign.

Need help?

Contact the IST Service Desk online or 519-888-4567 ext. 44357.

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