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Printer Setup – 3″ Thermal (Mac) **Advanced Setup**
The process for setting up a printer on a Mac is very technical. The steps below are documented clearly, but if you have IT staff on your campus we recommend that you have them go through this process.
Adding a printer on a Mac ** Advanced **
Visit http://java.com/verify/ to confirm Java is installed and running properly. You must be on Firefox or Safari browser to confirm the same.
Open a Terminal window: ⌘+space, terminal, enter.
Enable CUPS web interface by entering this into the Terminal:
sudo cupsctl WebInterface=yes
Open the Safari browser to the CUPS web interface http://localhost:631 and click The Administration tab, then Add Printer.
1. You will be prompted for a port For USB printers type:
2. Go back to your Terminal and type
lpinfo -v |grep usb
3. Your results should look like one of the following.
4. If it has a location, please leave that off so in the examples above you would use one of the following.
Copy and paste into the Connection: text box.
1. Enter an appropriate Name, Description and Location for your printer. If Citizen or Zebra, you can still use the same naming convention as above. Do not share the printer.
2. Click Continue.
Select: Raw and click Continue.
You will now see a summary of your settings, click Click Add Printer.
Starting Banner: none
Ending Banner: none
Click Set Default Options
Now we need to add a Printer Class to make the printer appear in System Preferences, Print & Scan.
Under the Administration tab click Add Class
1. You might be prompted for a user name and password. This is your computer Admin login user name and password.
Note: If you see your USB raw printer in the listing DO NOT select it.
3. Select AppSocket/HP JetDirect.
4. Click Continue.
Add Class Info
Enter a Name, Description, and Location for your class. It must be different from the raw printer name chosen previously. Also The class name may only contain up to 127 printable characters and may not contain spaces, slashes (/), or the pound sign (#). Important here you will need to make a change. We default the printer name in your application so you will need to make sure you update the name in the application to match what you put here. We suggest just CTS2000
In Members, Select the printer name you created previously
Click Add Class.
Go to your System Preferences, Printers & Scanners and you should see your new printer here. You can change the printer name, but this must match what is in your application under printer name.
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