How to add an Engineering printer on Mac

Instructions for connecting to an Engineering College department printer. These instructions do not apply to Engineering Workstation (EWS) labs.

For an overview of printing at the Engineering College or instructions for non-Windows operating systems, see Engineering College Printers.


Video Tutorial

Written steps are provided below the video.


Step-by-step, with screenshots

  1. Go to Apple official website
  2. Download the latest available drivers and install them on the computer.
  3. Open System Preferences and click 'Printers and Scanners'.
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  4. Click the small '+' symbol in the lower left corner of the window to add a printer.
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  5. Press the Control key while clicking the "Default" icon (or any other icon on the toolbar), then choose Customize Toolbar from the contextual menu that appears.
  6. Drag the Advanced (gear) icon to the toolbar.
  7. Select the 'Advanced' tab. Fill out the fields as shown, and then click the 'Add' button.
    • Type: Windows printer via spools
    • Device: Another device
    • URL:  engr-print-01.engr.illinois.edu/printer-name (e.g. smb://engr-print-01.engr.illinois.edu/csl-1s-bw)
    • Name: this is what the printer will show up as in your applications. Choose a recognizable name (e.g. csl-1s-bw)
    • Location: a description of the location (optional)
    • Use: this is the driver that will be used. If this field does not auto-populate with the correct printer model, you may need to select it yourself, or you may need to download the correct drivers from the Apple website first.
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  8. The HP LaserJet 600 M602 printers support duplexing (printing on both sides). You may be prompted to configure the driver for duplexing during installation.
  9. When submit a job for printing, you will be asked to enter UOFI credentials
    • Username: uofi\NetID (e.g. uofi\jsmith2)
    • Password: Your regular NetID password




    Keywords:engineering print printer printing mac macintosh apple macos osx   Doc ID:85131
    Owner:Matthew S.Group:University of Illinois Engineering IT
    Created:2018-08-22 13:11 CSTUpdated:2018-08-30 12:50 CST
    Sites:University of Illinois Engineering IT
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