Wireless printing from Mac OS X

We currently have several of our printers and plotters available for printing from Mac OS X.  We currently have several of our printers and plotters available for printing from Mac OS X.  

To connect to any of the School of Architecture and Planning printers and plotters from MacOS, please do the following:

Install PaperCut Software:

1.      If you have not established a connection to the share drive, please do so by following the instructions for windows systems here: http://ap.buffalo.edu/academics/related/student-services/it-services/tutorials-and-faqs/work-anywhere/connecting-to-share-drive-mac.html.

2.       Navigate to S:\orgs\ITServices\PaperCut and copy the entire “mac” folder to your desktop.

3.       Open the file “client-local-install.app”.

4.       Select “OK” when prompted to add Papercut to your applications folder.

5.       Log in using your UBITName and password when prompted.

6.       After install, PaperCut will prompt you for log-in credentials, enter your UBIT username and password to log in. 

7.       Once successfully logged in, a widget should pop-up showing your current print balance.

Connect to Our Printers:

1.       Connect to the Wi-Fi at UB

2.       Navigate to the manufacturer’s website for your desired printer and download and install the driver for the printer. 

3.       Open System Preferences.

4.       Click Printers & Scanners.

5.       Click the “+” button below the printer list on the left hand side of the window.

6.       The Add printer dialogue box will open.  Control-click on the Toolbar area and select Customize Toolbar from the drop-down menu.

7.       Drag the Advanced icon to the toolbar and click “Done”.

8.       Click the Advanced button and enter the following:

a.       For Type, select Windows printer via spools.

b.       For Device, select Another Device.

c.       For URL, enter the URL for your desired printer.

d.       For Name, enter the name of the printer you’d like to print to.

e.       For location, enter the location of the printer.

f.        For Use, choose Select Software.

g.       Select the appropriate Printer Software listed below.

9.       Click “Add”.

10.   In the Setting up dialogue box, click “OK”.

11.   The printer you’ve added will now appear in your printer list when attempting to print.  When you send a print you will be prompted to log in.  Use your UBit username (AD\username) and your UBit password.

Printer Information:

Name: Printlab Standard/PS                              Printer URL: smb://128.205.118.10/PrintLab-Standard-PS

Location: Outside 105 Hayes                             Printer Software: Konica Minolta Bizhub C452 PS

Driver Download: http://www.biz.konicaminolta.com/download/driver.html#mainContents - then select Bizhub C652 as the product and the version of MacOS on your computer and download and install the driver.

Name: Hayes 3rd Floor Student/PS                  Printer URL: smb://128.205.118.10/Hayes3rdFloor-Student-PS

Location: 309 Hayes                                            Printer Software: Konica Minolta Bizhub C452 PS

Driver Download: http://www.biz.konicaminolta.com/download/driver.html#mainContents - then select Bizhub C652 as the product and the version of MacOS on your computer and download and install the driver.

Name: Crosby Student/PS                                  Printer URL: smb://128.205.118.10/Crosby-Student-PS

Location: 101 Crosby                                          Printer Software: Konica Minolta Bizhub C353

Driver Download: http://www.biz.konicaminolta.com/download/driver.html#mainContents – then select Bizhub C353 as the product and the version of MacOS on your computer and download and install the driver.

Name: Basic Plotter/PS                                      Printer URL: smb://128.205.118.10/BasicPlotter-Color-PS

Location: 105 Hayes                                            Printer Software: HP DesignJet T7100 PS

Driver Download:

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softlib/software13/COL39819/PS-39/Mac_OS_X_HP_DesignJet_PostScript_Driver.dmg

Name: Heavy Bond and Satin Plotter/PS        Printer URL: smb://128.205.118.10/HeavybondSatinbondPlotter-PS

Location: 105 Hayes                                            Printer Software: HP Designjet T2300 PS

Driver Download: https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-designjet-t2300-multifunction-printer-series/4214021/model/4214022

Please Note:

1.       PaperCut software must be installed on your system in order to print to our devices.

2.       After you send your print, you will be presented with a pop-up from PaperCut detailing the cost and specifics of the job.  Your print will not be sent to the printer until you accept the charges.

3.       If you have been given access to a print billing code, you will be able to select it from the drop-down on the confirmation pop-up.  Jobs billed to one of the billing codes will not be deducted from your personal balance. 

4.       You can view your print account details including balance, transaction history, recent print jobs, and assigned billing codes by clicking ”Details” in the PaperCut widget.

5.       Local security settings on your system (i.e. Symantec or Windows Firewall) may block you from connecting to the printers.  If you are unable to connect please contact us for assistance.

6.       Printing wirelessly when using a Mac may lead to compatibility issues.  There may be some issues with certain file types such as PDFs that will result in jobs failing to print correctly as Postscript printers are unable to process these file types.