Using Pay for Print with a Mac

Instructions for connecting Macs to pay-for-print printers
  1. From Preferences, open Printer and Scanners.
  2. Click + to add a new printer.
  3. Select "Advanced". If there is no "Advanced" option:
    • Ctrl + Click on the Toolbar area and Select "Customize Toolbar".
    • Drag the Advanced icon into the toolbar.
  4. From the Advanced Options, Change "Type" and select "Windows Printer via spoolss" from the drop down menu.
  5. Image of Advanced icon

    Image of Advanced icon

  6. In the URL section, type the name of the printer in the format of:

    smb://printers.wpi.edu/printerhostname

    For example, if the hostname of a printer is cc_public, the full URL should be

    smb://printers.wpi.edu/cc_public

  7. You can rename the printer as you'd like to see it when printing a document. It is recommended to write the hostname in the "Name" field to assist in troubleshooting in the future.
  8. Select the drivers from the "Use" drop down.
  9. Note: Drivers do not auto-populate; visit the manufacturer's website to download (see Actions).
  10. Once the printer has been added, print a test page. Print server authentication requires your WPI username and password.
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