MacOS Printing

Printing Instructions For Mac OS 10.10 or higher

All users who wish to print must be on the CSAILPrivate wireless network or wired CSAIL Ethernet.


The list below will show the available printers and their respective model numbers (for driver download)

  1. Locate your printer on the list below and note its model number
  2. Go to
  3. Enter the model number of your printer in the search box and exclude the “Xerox” prefix
  4. Select “Drivers & Downloads” and proceed to download the printer driver for Mac OS
  5. Open the “.dmg” file downloaded and load put “.pkg” file to setup
  6. Continue with the setup until you are prompted to setup a printer… go ahead and click continue without setting anything up, and the installation should finish
  7. After the printer drivers are downloaded onto your Mac, the next set of instructions will tell how to install your printer
Location Printer Queue Name Model
207 xerox2 Xerox Workcentre 7970
245 trp (the-real-paper) Xerox Phaser 6500 DN
307 xerox3 Xerox Workcentre 7970
347 xeroxhq Xerox Workcentre 7970
near 399 bean Xerox Phaser 6510DN
D408 twd (the-weekly-dig) Xerox Workcentre 7970
D529 stacco Xerox Phaser 6500
D475 ham Xerox Phaser 6500
G475 celery Xerox ColorQube 8570
G475 betty Xerox Workcentre 7970
G550 xerox5 Xerox Workcentre 7970
G615 ng (national-geographic) Xerox Phaser 6500
G675 xerox6 Xerox Workcentre 7970
G726 xerox7 Xerox Workcentre 7970
G824 xerox8 Xerox Workcentre 7970
G875 serenity Xerox Phaser 6510
G950 xerox9 Xerox Workcentre 7970

Installing the Printer

  1. Click Spotlight (Magnifying Glass Top Right) and Type “Printers”
  2. Click Printers & Scanners. (Note: If the lock in the lower left is closed, click to edit)
  3. Click “+” to add a printer, then click “IP” tab, enter the following in the fields:

    Address: [printername] For example:
    Protocol: "Internet Printing Protocol - IPP"
    Queue: leave blank
    Name: Should autocomplete. If not, use printer name
    Location: [not needed, can leave blank]
    Use: If the driver has been installed, the driver should be automatically selected. If not, select the matching printer model, then click Add/Close.

Configuring the Xerox 7970

If a printer is Xerox 7970 WorkCentre:

  1. Click Spotlight (Magnifying Glass Top Right) and Type “Printers”
  2. Click Printers & Scanners
  3. Click on the 7970 Printer and then click “Options & Supplies”:
  4. Click Options tab and configure the following fields:

    Paper Trays: 6 Trays (High Capacity Feeder and Tandem Trays)
    Finisher: “BR Finisher”
    Hole Punch Module: “2 and 3 Hole Punch Unit”