Print Wirelessly from Mac

This guide for PharmD student pharmacists describes how to print wirelessly from your personal Mac laptop to printers in rooms S956 and S1112 in the Medical Sciences Building at UCSF Parnassus campus. (Windows users: see Print Wirelessly from Windows.)

This configuration process installs print management software and printer drivers and adds printer devices to your laptop. You may uninstall the print management software, printer drivers, and printers when you no longer need to print wirelessly to these printers (e.g., after you graduate).

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Our printers

Printer name Type Location Room availability
Panda black and white S1112 ?
Rainbow color S956 24/7
Zebra black and white S956 24/7

What you need

  • your MyAccess credentials

  • about 20 to 30 minutes

  • an internet connection

  • your computer

Install print management software called PaperCut

Because letting student pharmacists print for free is not financially sustainable, we require that you use software called PaperCut which accurately charges you for printing. (Our prices are lower than those at other campus locations. Also, other campus locations don’t use PaperCut, so you’ll need to set up separate accounts to print there.)

Installation

  1. Perform these steps when you are on campus.

  2. Connect to the UCSFwpa wireless network.

  3. In Finder, press Command+K or select Connect to Server... from the Go menu. The Connect to Server dialog appears.

  4. In the Server Address text box, enter smb://mc.campus.net.ucsf.edu/PCClient/mac

    Connecting to server

    A dialog appears requesting credentials to connect.
  5. Enter your MyAccess credentials.

    MyAccess server login

    A Finder window containing files appears.
  6. Find and open client-local-install.

    PaperCut installation
  7. Follow the onscreen directions to complete the installation.

  8. Open PaperCut. PaperCut presents a login screen.

  9. Your PaperCut credentials are the same as your MyAccess credentials. Use your MyAccess credentials to log in.

Manage your PaperCut account

To view your account status or add money, open PaperCut then click Details... or visit PaperCut on the Web.

papercut

Install drivers to print in black and white

  1. If necessary, follow the directions above to open the smb://mc.campus.net.ucsf.edu/PCClient/mac network folder.

  2. Find and open the Zebra Printer Drivers folder.

  3. Open the package that appears. A Finder window containing a file appears.

  4. Open the B5460dnLaserPrinter_10.6orLater_forIntel.dmg installer that appears. Installation begins.

    black and white driver package
  5. Follow the onscreen directions to complete the installation.

Add black and white printers

In this section you’ll add the two black and white printers to your computer. Perform steps 6 to 17 once for one printer, then repeat steps 8 to 17 for the other printer.

  1. After the driver is installed, select System Preferences from the Apple menu. The System Preferences window appears.

  2. Open Printers & Scanners.

    Printers and scanners

    The Printers & Scanners window appears.
  3. Near the lower left corner, select the plus sign (+). The Add window appears.

  4. Right-click an empty area next to the toolbar title (Add). A popup menu appears. Select Customize Toolbar...

    Customize toolbar

    The customization pane opens.
  5. Drag the Advanced toolbar item into the toolbar then click Done.

    adding advanced tab to toolbar

    The customization pane closes.
  6. Select the Advanced toolbar item, then select Windows printer via spoolss from the Type picklist.

  7. In the URL text box:

    When in­­stall­­ing the print­er named

    Enter

    Panda

    smb://mc.campus.net.ucsf.edu/panda

    Zebra

    smb://mc.campus.net.ucsf.edu/zebra

  8. In the Name text box:

    When INSTALLing THE PRINTER NAMED

    ENTER

    Panda

    Panda (B&W)

    Zebra

    Zebra (B&W)

  9. In the Location text box:

    WHEN INSTALLING THE PRINTER NAMED

    ENTER

    Panda

    S1112

    Zebra

    S956

  10. In the Use picklist, choose Select Software...

    Adding the Zebra printer

    The Printer Software window appears.
  11. Find and select Dell BP5460dn Laser Printer then click OK.

    Choosing b&w printer software
  12. Click Add. The black and white printer has been added. If you have installed only one of the two black and white printers, repeat steps 8 to 17 for the other printer.

Two black and white printers have been installed. You might need to restart your computer before printing will work.

Each time before you print, open PaperCut. Printing will not work if PaperCut is not running.

Install drivers to print in color

  1. Visit Downloads for Dell 5130cdn Color Laser Printer.

  2. Select Drivers for OS Deployment. Download information and links appear. Click the Download link.

    Download color printer driver

    The file downloads.
  3. Open the downloaded file. A Finder window appears with two folders.

  4. Open the folder called MacOSX10.7-

  5. Double-click the Dell 5130cdn Print Installer.pkg and follow the onscreen directions to complete the installation.

​Add the color printer

  1. After the driver is installed, select System Preferences from the Apple menu. The System Preferences window appears.

  2. Open Printers & Scanners.

    Printers and scanners

    The Printers & Scanners window appears.
  3. Near the lower left corner, select the plus sign (+). The Add window appears.

  4. Select the Advanced toolbar item. (If you don’t see this, follow steps 9 and 10 in Add black and white printers.

  5. Select Windows printer via spoolss from the Type menu.

  6. For the URL text box type smb://mc.campus.net.ucsf.edu/Rainbow

  7. In the Name text box, enter Rainbow (Color).

  8. In the Location text box, enter S956.

  9. In the Use picklist, choose Select Software...

    Color printer addition
  10. Find and select Dell 5130cdn Color Laser then click OK.

    Color Printer Software
  11. Click Add. The color printer has been added. You might need to restart your computer before printing will work.

Each time before you print, open PaperCut. Printing will not work if PaperCut is not running.