How to Add a Printer to your Mac

This guide will explain the necessary steps to install a printer on a Mac computer

Step 1: Where to navigate on your Mac

  1. Open System Preferences by clicking on the Apple in the top left corner


  2. Then 'Printers and Scanners' from the next menu

  3. Click the '+' at the bottom of the menu

  4. Select the IP option at the top of the menu

Step 2: Printer Configuration

  1. Enter the corresponding IP Address for the printer into the Address Section (

    1. Protocol should be set to LPD

    2. The IP Address is listed on the Front Panel of the printer (IP address will be different per printer)

    3. Name can be changed to help differentiate between printers

    4. Click Add

  2. Once it installs it will show up as a print location for all applications

To add print release to your computer please see additional information here: How to Configure Print Release

If there are any questions or issues please contact IT Services