Adding a Campus Departmental Printer in Mac OSX/MacOS 

  1. Open System Preferences and select Printers & Scanners 
  2. Click the "+" icon located near the bottom of the left-side column 
  3. Scroll down the list of printers that appear in the new window to find the desired printer.  If you have difficulty locating the printer, you can utilize the Search bar in the top-right corner of the window by entering the building abbreviation that corresponds to where the printer is physically housed.  Building abbreviations can be found here:  https://maps.uiowa.edu/buildings  (If the desired printer is not displayed, the printer may be an exception to the standard naming conventions.  Please contact your departmental IT support for correct details.) 
  4. Verify the printer information found in the Name: and Location: fields 
  5. In the Use: field, select either Generic Postscript Printer or Generic PCL Printer.  (If connecting to a multifunction device/copy machine, it may be necessary to install the specific drivers provided by the manufacturer.  Contact your departmental IT support for further assistance.) 
  6. Click Add 

OPTIONAL:  To enable duplexing for Generic Postscript and Generic PCL printers: 

  1. Select the newly-added printer in the Printers & Scanners window 
  2. Click the Options & Supplies button located on the right-side of the window 
  3. Click the Options button along the top of the next window 
  4. Check the box next to Duplex Printing Unit 
  5. Click OK to close the window 
Article number: 
113066
Last updated: 
October 12, 2018