How to Add Open-Access Lab Printers on Your Apple Computer

This guide will help you set up your computer to the Open Access Lab Printers.

Please Note: During this process you may be prompted for a user-name and password. The windows will say if they are for something associated with Missouri State or not. If they are with Missouri State you need to use your BearPass Login and Password. If they are not then it is asking for your computer user-name and password.
Important! PaperCut Client
Before proceeding with the steps below, you will need to add the PaperCut (BearPrint) client to your Apple computer following the steps in this guide.
How to Setup the BearPrint Client on Mac Devices


Step-by-Step Guide


How to Add Open-Access Lab Printers on Your Apple Computer

  1. Check online for the printer drivers for the appropriate printer (models listed at the bottom of this guide). Only install them from the support page from the manufacturer, not any other sources.
  2. Open System Preferences and click Print & Scan.

    System Preferences Window with Print & Scan highlighted
  3. Click the button to add a new printer. Make sure the lock below is set to open otherwise your computer will prevent you for making changes. If it is locked, click the image and type in your computer credentials. 

    Printers & Scanners window
  4. Clicking + may load another menu. If it does, click Add Printer or Scanner....

    + menu with Add Printer or Scanner highlighted
  5. In the window that loads, you should have an Advanced button in the bar. If so, skip to Step 6. If you do not see the Advanced button, right-click in the open area and click Customize Toolbar...

    Right click menu with Customize Toolbar selected
  6. In the new window that loads, click and drag the Advanced button to the empty space in the menu bar. Once you are finished, click Done.

    Customize Toolbar Window with the Advanced button highlighted
  7. Click the Advanced button that you just added to the tool bar to bring up a new menu. 

    Advanced Menu
  8. In the Advanced menu, set the following:
    1. Type: Windows printer via spoolss
    2. URL: smb:// then the printer server followed by the printer name. A list of commonly used printers' names and servers are listed at the bottom of the page.

      MacOS 10.13.* (High Sierra) will not connect properly to the printers at all. Please upgrade to MacOS Mojave (10.14.*) to continue.
    3. Name: this is something that you can choose yourself so that you recognize the printer.
  9.  Click on the drop menu next to Use: and click Select Printer Software...

    Advanced Menu with example information and the Choose a Driver button highlighted
  10. In the window that loads, find the software closest to the model of your printer and click on it. Some commonly used printers are listed at the bottom of the page with their make and model. It does not have to be an exact match, but the closer the better. Once you have clicked on the desired software, click OK.

    Example List of Printer Software with an Example Driver selected
  11. The software you selected in the previous step should now be displayed with the other printer settings. Make sure you have typed everything correctly and then click Add.
  12. You will be presented with a list of features for your printer. You should select any that you would like to use. 

    Printer Setting up windows with additional options selected
  13. You are now connected the printer and it should remember the connection on your computer. 


Open Access Computer Lab Printers

Printer Location

Printer Name

Print Server

Printer Model

Cheek Hall 150 OLAB-CHEK-0150-01 smb:// HP LaserJet Enterprise M806x+
Cheek Hall 150 OLAB-CHEK-0150-COLOR     smb:// HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M750    
Meyer Library 105    


smb://     HP LaserJet Enterprise M806x+
Meyer Library 105 OLAB-LIBR-0105-COLOR smb:// HP Color LaserJet Enterprise M750
Glass Hall 436 OLAB-GLAS-0436-01 smb:// HP LaserJet Enterprise M806x+


Other Commonly Used Printers

Printer Location

Printer Name

Print Server

Printer Model

Brick City 1301        COAL-BRIK-1301-01     


Dell 5350dn
Brick City 1330 COAL-BRIK-1330-01 smb://      Dell 5350dn
Brick City 1346 COAL-BRIK-1346-01 smb:// HP LaserJet 9050
Brick City 1346 COAL-BRIK-1346-02 smb:// HP Color LaserJet CP6015    
Ellis Hall 0201 COAL-ELLS-0201-01 smb:// HP LaserJet 9050
Hill Hall 0305c COE-HILL-0305c-01 smb:// Dell 5130cdn
Hill Hall 0305c COE-HILL-0305c-02 smb:// HP Color LaserJet CP6015
Siceluff Hall 0328 COAL-SICL-0328-01 smb:// Dell 5350dn


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Article ID: 90785
Tue 10/29/19 1:13 PM
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