How to Install an LPD Printer (macOS)

Tutorial on adding an LPD (IP-based) printer in macOS

  1. From the Finder's Apple menu (top far left *apple* icon), select System Preferences.

    • System Preferences - From macOS Apple Menu


  2. Within System Preferences, go to Printers & Scanners. You should see a list of printers installed on your Mac (if any exist). Click on the + sign to add a new IP-based printer.

    • System Preferences - Printers & Scanners (macOS)


  3. Select the IP Print option (middle option at the top), then enter the printer's IP address or hostname, choose Line Printer Daemon - LPD for the protocol, name the printer something descriptive, add a location to help find the printer easily, then choose either the Generic PCL Printer driver or browse for the appropriate driver if you've downloaded it already.

    • macOS LPD Printer Settings


  4. Click on the Add button to complete setup. You may be prompted to add certain printer features, such as a duplexer. Check the box(es) to enable those features. Voila! That should be it.




Keywords:macOS printing printer LPD mac apple   Doc ID:118023
Owner:Jason S.Group:University of Illinois Engineering IT
Created:2022-04-15 16:03 CDTUpdated:2022-04-15 16:25 CDT
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