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Multi-Function Printer Setup (Mac)

Below are instructions on how to set up a multi-function printer on a Mac.

Before the setup: 

You will need to know the DNS Name, Model and your 5 or 6 digit code for the MFP (Multi-Function Printer).

The DNS Name should be on a white label on the printer, the model number is also on the front of the printer. Codes are obtainable by either contacting your department’s Administrative Assistant or by calling Print and Copy Services at 231-2000. 

IMPORTANT - Most Multi-Function Printers on NDSU campus require a user code in order to print. You will need to follow ALL instructions before you can print. 


Step 1 

  • Go to the Apple Downloads page
  • Download and install the latest Ricoh driver for macOS
    • If prompted after downloading and installing, click OK to place the installer in the Trash

Step 2 

  • Click the Apple Icon in the top left and select System Settings 
  • Click on Printers & Scanners 
  • Click the Add Printer, Scanner, or Fax button
  • Click the IP (Globe icon) tab at the top
  • Enter DNS Name (starts with "prn") in the Address box
  • Change the Protocol drop down to Line Print Daemon - LPD
  • Click the Use: Drop down and select Other
    • Change the top middle-drop down to Macintosh HD
    • Open the Library folder
    • Open the Printers folder
    • Open the PPDs folder
    • Open the Contents folder
    • Open the Resources folder (this will show all printer models)
    • Navigate to the printer model number you downloaded (the driver name may vary slightly from the actual model name), select it and click Open
  • Click Add 
  • Choose the features and number of trays your printer has with the drop down boxes provided and click OK

Step 3 

  • Open any editing program that is installed on your system (TextEdit, Word
  • Click on File and select Print 
  • Select the printer you just installed in the Printer line
  • Scroll down and expand the Printer Options menu
  • Click the information icon in the Job Log line
  • Enter User ID (Your Last name) 
  • Check the Enable User Code box
  • Type in your 5 or 6 digit code and click OK
  • Scroll up and click the Presets drop down
  • Select Save Current Settings as Preset 
  • Enter a Preset Name such as Standard-1 
  • Click OK
  • Click Print 
  • Check the Lanier to confirm printing 

Contact the IT Help Desk if you have questions or need assistance.

Keywordsdepartmental printing, departments, print, printers, set, up, mac, computer, dns, network, lanier, ricoh, savin   Doc ID105584
OwnerChad C.GroupIT Knowledge Base
Created2020-09-03 09:40:40Updated2024-06-14 09:53:35
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