Using a Ricoh Printer on a Macintosh
Adding the Ricoh Printer to a Mac
There is a Ricoh MFP C4501 copier on floors 3-8 of Van Vleck. Note that in order to print to them your computer should be connected to the Van Vleck network via a wired connection and your username on your computer should be the same as your Math Department username. You can configure your Macintosh to print to these printer/copiers by following the steps below:
- Download and install the Ricoh Aficio C4501 driver. Note: you will need to have at least MacOS 10.5.
- Set up the printer by clicking on Apple -> System Preferences -> Print and Fax. The display below shows how to
setup the 7th floor Ricoh printer:
If you prefer to do this via a command line, do the following (after downloading and installing the driver) (This example sets up the 5th floor printer)
Open a terminal window and type the following commands
- sudo tcsh
- (then type an administrator password)
- lpadmin -E -p 5 -v ipp://printserver2.math.wisc.edu:631/printers/5 -P "/Library/Printers/PPDS/Contents/Resources/RICOH Aficio MP C4501"
- cupsenable 5
- cupsaccept 5
NOTE: if have a personal Macintosh and your local username is different from your username in the Math Department, you can print using a command like this:
lp -d P -U <yourusername> file.pdf (where P is the name of the printer (e.g. 5) and <yourusername> is your username. NOTE that you can only print postscript or PDF files)