The preferred printer to use in the Math Department is the copier located in the mailroom.
Go into your System Preferences by clicking on the Apple
icon on the top left of your screen and selecting System
In the System Preferences window, select Print &
In the Print & Fax window, click on the lock on the
lower left of the window to unlock the window, and enter in
your user name and password and press OK.
Click on the plus sign on the left side underneath the
Printers list (which may be empty).
On the window that pops up, select the IP icon on the
Change Protocol to Internet Printing.
Enter in the IP address of the printer in the Address
box. As you type this, your computer is going to try to detect
In most cases, "Queue" be left blank.
Name can be any description you would like to describe
your printer. Location can also be anything you would like.
If you have a newer printer, the computer will
automatically detect it and the model number will have shown up
after Print Using. If it has not, and Generic PostScript
Printer is still present as the current selection, click on the
arrows to the right of the text and select Select a driver to
Try to find your printer's model in the list. If you do,
select it and click the next button, and the printer will
appear in the printers list in the Print and Fax window.
If your printer is not in the list, then you can try
leaving it as a Generic PostScript Printer and clicking the Add
button. Your printer will appear in the printers list in the
Print and Fax window.
The new printer will automatically be the default
printer unless you choose another one. If you want to switch
the default to another printer, select the arrows next to
Default Printer and select whichever printer you prefer to be
Try to do a test print. Open up a program such as
Microsoft Word, type in a few words, and then print the
document. Make sure you select the printer you just added to
print to if you changed the default printer to
If your document printed, then the printer was
successfully added. If it did not, then you will have to go to
here and download the correct driver for your system.
Note: Before being able to print to the copier in the mailroom, you will need to set the user preset code. Ex: for Word
For Microsoft Word, From the File menu choose Print
In the printer window, make sure you select the Ricoh printer from the drop-down list of available printers. Click Copies & Pages, click the down arrow to the left of the printers drop-down menu. Check Emable User Code and then type your code in the User Code box. Click on Print to print your document.