Setting up Printers on a Mac running Mac OS X

Installing Drivers

You will need to connect to the printers using IPP Printing, Default or Bonjour Printing or Windows [SMB] Printing, via Chexi. Before you install a printer make sure you have installed the driver software. IPP printing is the preferred method but there are problems using IPP with Mac OS X 10.7.x or Lion.

Mac drivers for SMB printers can be downloaded from the following link SMB Printers.

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Adding a Printer: CUPS Method

  • Open up Printer Setup Utility in Applications -> Utilities.
    Or in later versions of OS X in System Preferences -> Print & Fax.
  • Click on "Add" or the '+' button.
  • Change the "Protocol" to "Internet Printing Protocol".
    On later versions of OS X select IP and then change the "Protocol" to "Internet Printing Protocol".
Select IPP printing

Select IPP printing

  • Enter the Address of the print server: chexi.mmb.usyd.edu.au.
  • Enter the name of the print Queue you want to use, preceded by "printers/". e.g. printers/kmcolourl7.
  • Next to "Name:" the name of the print server, chexi, will appear. Change this to the name of the printer that you have just entered in "Queue:".
  • You can enter the location of the printer if you desire.
Select Server Address and Print Queue

Select Server Address and Print Queue

  • Next choose the appropriate printer driver. "Generic Postscript Printer" comes up by default and will work. However you can choose a different driver if you wish. This will allow you to use the additional printer features, such as duplexing.
Select Printer Driver

Select Printer Driver

  • Repeat for each printer you want to use.

Adding a Printer: Windows or SMB Method

  • Open up Printer Setup Utility in Applications -> Utilities.
    Or in later versions of OS X in System Preferences -> Print & Fax.
  • Click on "Add" or the '+' button.
  • Change the "Protocol" to "Windows".
  • Select mmb in the first column, then select chexi in the second column. This should cause the opening of a username and password prompt.
  • Enter your lab username and password. In more recent versions of the Mac operating system
    the username should be entered as mmb\username. In earlier versions the domain is
    entered in a separate input box.
  • Now click Connect.
Add an SMB printer

Add an SMB printer: Click for an expanded View.

  • Now select the name of the printer you wish to install from the third column. The list of printers should be populated after you enter your username and password.
  • Type in a printer location if you like.
Add Printer Window

Add Printer Window

  • Now select Select Printer Software ... from the Print Using drop down menu.
Select Printer Software

Select Printer Software

  • In the Printer Software window select the driver for the printer you have chosen and click OK.
Select a Printer Driver

Select a Printer Driver

  • A windows labelled Installable Options opens, select the appropriate options for the number of papaer feeders, duplex and so on and then click Continue.
  • You may need to consult support for a list of options.
Printer Driver Options

Printer Driver Options

  • Repeat for each printer you want to use.

Adding a Printer: Default or Bonjour Method

  • Open up Printer Setup Utility in Applications -> Utilities.
    Or in later versions of OS X in System Preferences -> Print & Fax.
  • Click on "Add" or the '+' button.
  • Change the "Protocol" to "Default".
  • Wait while the printer list refreshes.
Printer name list for Bonjour method

Printer name list for Bonjour method

  • Now scroll down the list of printers and select an smb printer name that is prefixed with chexi: e.g. chexi l5kyocolour or chexi l6taskalfa.
  • The driver should automatically appear in the Print Using drop down. If it does not but instead shows Generic Postscript Printer, then your Mac does not have the correct driver installed. Go to SMB Printers to download the drivers.
  • Repeat for each printer you want to use.