How to Print from Macs to the Main CS Printers

  1. Check the list of CUPS printers by browsing to


:* Setting up colour printing to the Xerox Colour printers on a Mac appears to require the Mac print drivers from Xerox. (There may be a way to do this with PPD files, but more research will need to be done regarding this setup. Once it is tested, that process can be documented.)

We recommend that you print directly to the printer and not via print.cs

  • We now recommend printing directly to the printer and not using print.cs
    • This has the advantage that any errors during processing will be displayed on your MAC
    • You can delete a job if there is a problem
  • To add the printer, first we find it using print.cs (that's all print.cs will be used for)
    1. Open in a browser
    2. Find the printer in the list
    3. Click on the name ( Under the Queue Name ) heading on the left had side of the page
    4. Example: lj_cs
      • Look for the address part of the connection, in this case we want only the name - ie excluding the socket:// and :9100 parts
      • Use the address you found in the following steps
    5. Select System Preferences from the Apple menu.
    6. Double-click on Print & Scan (Print & Fax).
    7. In Print & Scan (Print & Fax) window, click on the plus sign button.
    8. Click on the IP tab in the Print Browser window.
      1. For HP printers Set Protocol to HP Jetdirect - Socket, otherwise use Line Printer Daemon LPD
      2. Enter printer address found previously
      3. Leave the Queue field blank
      4. Fill in a name for the printer - like my CS printer, etc
      5. Fill in Location like DC25xx
      6. Print using - we recommend downloading the driver if OS X can not find one, you can manually look in the drop-down menu by using the printer description found print.cs
        • Otherwise use Generic Postscript - make sure you remember to check off "has duplexer" later on

Add a printer in the usual GUI way, using IPP, with as the hostname and printers/lj_cs as the queue.

  1. System Preferences -> Hardware:Print&Fax -> Click "+" to add
  2. Protocol: IPP
  3. Address:
  4. Queue: printers/lj_cs ( Note make sure to include printers/ ) for a list of other available queues, see below
    • or classes/lj_csgrad if printing to the printer pool in the grad mail room
  5. Name: lj_cs (or whatever you like to call it)
  6. Location: DC 2311
  7. Print Using: Generic Postscript printer
    • or Print Using: HP Laserjet Series 4015x
  8. Check "Printer has Duplex capability"

Get a list of available print queues

Xerox Work Centre Setup

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