Configuring your Mac for printing to a Ricoh copier

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These are the steps that are required to connect your Mac to a departmental copier.  This tutorial is only intended for users of OS X Lion and newer. If you are still using 10.6.8 or earlier, please contact the help desk: https://resources.as.uky.edu/help-desk-form 

Steps: 
1. If your mac isn't entirely up to date (running the most recent OS), download Ricoh's printer driver package and run it.
https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1867?locale=en_US Please make sure that you don't have System Preferences open. That seems to interfere with the installation.
2. Go to System Preferences.
3. Click on Printers & Scanners.
4. Click on the plus sign to add a printer.
5. Go to the IP tab and type in the network address of the printer. Make sure protocol is set to Line Printer Daemon.
After you enter the network address, your computer should automatically populate the Name, Location, and Use fields. If you want, you can change the name to match what the Windows users in your department use (in this case, MCLPtr2), but that step is optional. Click Add.
6. Adjust the printer options to match what is available on your copier.
If you don't know, you can leave all the options on default. Basic printing will still work. Click OK.
7. If your department restricts printing access through printing codes, you will need to complete some additional steps.
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